Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Millard, Gregory, 1970-

Title Secession and self : Quebec in Canadian thought / Gregory Millard
Published Montreal ; Ithaca, N.Y. : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2008]
Online access available from:
JSTOR eBooks    View Resource Record  
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (viii, 354 pages)
Contents 1. Introduction: The Search for Affirmation --- PART ONE: PRINCIPLED AFFIRMATIONS. -- SECTION ONE: Against Quebec-in-Canada: Liberal-Democratic Critiques. 2. Liberal Critiques of Quebec-in-Canada -- 3. Democratic Critiques of Quebec-in-Canada --- SECTION TWO: Affirming Quebec-in-Canada: Justice and Liberalism. 4. Just Secession? Partition Reconsidered -- 5. Liberal Affirmations of Quebec-in-Canada --- SECTION THREE: BeyondJustice: The Sense of Mission, Complex Fraternity, and Developmental Visions. 6. Quebec-in-Canada as Global Exemplar -- 7. Moral Foundations? Complex Fraternity and Dissociation as "Tragedy" -- 8. From Progress to Dialogue: Developmental Visions of the Multinational State --- PART TWO: BEYOND PRINCIPLED AFFIRMATIONS: SKETCHING THE EXPERIENTIAL. 9. Quebec and Experiential Affirmation
Summary Secession and Self goes beyond debates over the economic and institutional effects of Quebec separation to look at the normative dimensions of resistance to secession. Drawing from Charles Taylor, James Tully, and many others, Gregory Millard explores the central role Quebec plays in ideas of what makes Canada worthwhile. He argues that a break with Quebec would impair Canada's ability to realize ideals such as liberalism, fraternity, and developmental accounts of citizenship and would undercut attempts to locate Canadian identity in narratives of history and place. In lieu of a single argument against the departure of Quebec, Millard considers the variety and richness of the affirmations involved in Quebec-in-Canada as a particular kind of multinational state. Taking into account the many efforts to grapple with one of the deepest challenges in Canadian history, Secession and Self provides an insightful account of the variegated ties between Canada, Quebec, and visions of the good
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-340) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Biculturalism -- Canada.
Federal government -- Canada.
Liberalism -- Canada.
National characteristics, Canadian.
Nationalism -- Canada.
Secession -- Québec (Province)
Canada -- English-French relations.
Canada -- Intellectual life.
Canada -- Politics and government -- 1980-
Québec (Province) -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0773574867 (electronic bk.)
9780773574861 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Quebec in Canadian thought