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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

About the editors

JACQUES BERTRAND Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, Canada JAMES BICKERTON Professor of Political Science at St. Francis Xavier University, Canada ISABELLE CÔTÉ PHD candidate at the University of Toronto, Canada ANDRÉ FAZI Member of the CNRS, attached to the University of Corsica, France EVE HEPBURN Deputy Director of the Academy of Government at the University of Edinburgh, UK and Senior Research Fellow in Politics RÉMI LÉGER Doctoral Candidate in Political Studies at Queen's University, Canada GENEVIÈVE NOOTENS Professor of Political Science at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada FRANCESCO PALERMO Director, Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism in Bozen-Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy. DEJAN STJEPANOVÍC Ph.D researcher at the European University Institute of Florence, Italy MARKKU SUKSI Professor of public law at Âbo Akademi University, Finland RICARD ZAPATA-BARRERO Associate Professor of Political Theory at the Department of Political Science and Social Sciences at the University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

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