Political Autonomy and Divided Societies

Imagining Democratic Alternatives in Complex Settings

  • Alain-G. Gagnon
  • Michael Keating

Part of the Comparative Territorial Politics book series (COMPTPOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Michael Keating, Alain-G. Gagnon
      Pages 1-10
  3. Conceptual Approaches

  4. Case Studies

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 241-272

About this book


An all star cast of academic experts offer an important and timely analysis of the pursuit of autonomy. They argue that it is key to move beyond the primarily normative debate about the rights or wrongs of autonomous regions on the basis of cultural concerns, instead focusing on understanding what makes autonomy function successfully.


federalism governance immigration Institution migration Policy sovereignty

Editors and affiliations

  • Alain-G. Gagnon
    • 1
  • Michael Keating
    • 2
  1. 1.Université du Québec à MontréalCanada
  2. 2.University of AberdeenUK

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