Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity

Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity
Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity

Recent Publications

Edited collections


Ethnic Diasporas and the Canada-United States Security Community: From the Civil War to Today book cover The Strains of Commitment: The Political Sources of Solidarity in Diverse Societies
(Oxford University Press, 2017)
Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka (eds.)

 The volume asks three questions: Is solidarity really necessary for successful modern societies? Is diversity really a threat to solidarity? And what types of political
communities, political agents, and political institutions and policies help sustain solidarity in contexts of diversity? To answer these questions, the volume brings together leading scholars in both normative political theory and empirical social science. 

 


Ethnic Diasporas and the Canada-United States Security Community: From the Civil War to Today book cover International Approaches to Governing Ethnic Diversity
(Oxford University Press, 2015)
Jane Boulden and Will Kymlicka (eds.)

Provides a unique multi-disciplinary perspective on the question of the governance of ethnic diversity

 

 

 


Ethnic Diasporas and the Canada-United States Security Community: From the Civil War to Today book cover Settlers in Contested Lands: Territorial Disputes and Ethnic Conflicts
(Stanford University Press, 2015)
Oded Haklai and Neophytos Loizids (eds.)

Settlers feature in many protracted territorial disputes and ethnic conflicts around the world. Explaining the dynamics of the politics of settlers in contested territories in several contemporary cases, this book illuminates how settler-related conflicts emerge, evolve, and are significantly more difficult to resolve than other disputes.

 


Ethnic Diasporas and the Canada-United States Security Community: From the Civil War to Today book cover Multiculturalism and Minority Rights in the Arab World
(Oxford University Press, 2014)
Will Kymlicka and Eva Pfostl (eds.)

Combines social science and normative political theory, drawing on a range of disciplines while maintaining a clear focus on the normative goal of creating more just forms of inclusive citizenship

 

 


Ethnic Diasporas and the Canada-United States Security Community: From the Civil War to Today book cover Democracy and Conflict Resolution: The Dilemmas of Israel's Peacemaking
(Syracuse University Press, 2013)
Mirium Fendius Elman, Oded Haklai and Hendrik Spruyt (eds.)

Studies of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict typically focus on how international conditions drive the likelihood of conflict resolution. By contrast, Democracy and Conflict Resolution considers the understudied impact of domestic factors. Using the contested theory of "democratic peace" as a foundational framework, the contributors explore the effects of a variety of internal influences on Israeli government practices related to Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking: electoral systems; political parties; identity; leadership; and social movements. Most strikingly, Democracy and Conflict Resolution explores the possibility that features of democracy inhibit resolution to the conflict, a possibility that resonates far outside the contested region. In reflecting on how domestic political configurations matter in a practical sense, this book offers policy-relevant and timely suggestions for advancing Israel’s capacity to pursue effective peacemaking policies.


Ethnic Diasporas and the Canada-United States Security Community: From the Civil War to Today book cover Belonging? Diversity, Recognition and Shared Citizenship in Canada
(McGill-Queen's Press, 2007)
Keith Banting, Thomas Couchene and Leslie Seidle (eds.)

This volume sheds light on Canada’s approaches to recognizing and accommodating diversity. It examines instruments of shared citizenship, their effectiveness and their capacity to respond to new pressures and concerns

 

 


Ethnic Diasporas and the Canada-United States Security Community: From the Civil War to Today book cover Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies
(Oxford University Press, 2006)
Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka

Does the increasing politicization of ethnic and racial diversity of Western societies threaten to undermine the welfare state? This volume is the first systematic attempt to explore this linkage between "the politics of recognition" and "the politics of redistribution"

 

 

 Ethnicity and Democratic Governance

Basta, Karlo, John McGarry and Richard Simeon (eds.) (2015) Territorial Pluralism: Managing Difference in Multinational States (UBC Press)

Berman, Bruce, André Laliberté and Stephen Larin (eds.) (2016) The Moral Economies of Ethnic and Nationalist Claims (UBC Press)

Berman, Bruce, Rajeev Bhargava and André Laliberté (eds.) (2013) Secular States and Religious Diversity (UBC Press)

Bertrand, Jacques and Andre Laliberte (eds.) (2010)  Multi-Nation States in Asia: Accommodation or Resistance (Cambridge University Press)

Bertrand, Jacques and Oded Haklai (eds.) (2014) Democratization and Ethnic Minorities: Conflict or Compromise? (Routledge)

Choudhry, Sujit (ed.) (2008)  Constitutional Design for Divided Societies: Integration or Accommodation? (Oxford University Press)

Eisenberg, Avigail and Will Kymlicka (eds.) (2011)  Identity Politics in the Public Realm: Bringing Institutions Back In (UBC Press)

Eisenberg, Avigail, Jeremy Webber, Glen Cloutard, and Andrée Boiselle (eds.) (2014) Recognition and Self-Determination: Dilemmas of Emancipatory Politics (UBC Press) 

Gagnon, Alain and Michael Keating (eds.) (2012)  Political Autonomy and Divided Societies: Imagining Democratic Alternatives in Complex Settings (Palgrave Macmillan)

Good, Kristin, Luc Turgeon and Phil Triadafilopoulos (eds.) (2014) Segmented Cities? How Urban Contexts Shape Ethnic and Nationalist Politics (UBC Press)

Panossian, Razmik, Bruce Berman and Anne Linscott (eds.) (2007) Governing Diversity - Democratic Solutions in Multicultural Societies/ Gouvernance et diversité - Des solutions démocratiques pour des sociétés multiculturelles (Montreal: Rights & Democracy)
 

Building Democracy in Ukraine

Martynenko, Oleg, Yuri Belousov and George Perlin (eds.) (2010)  Racial Profiling, Lviv: Astrolabia. 

Martynenko, Oleg, George Perlin and Yuri Belousov (eds.) (2010)  Combating Hate Crimes , Lviv, Astrolabia.

Tyaglo, Olksandr and George Perlin (eds.) (2010)  Democratic Policing, Lviv: Astrolabia.


Commissioned Reports

Perlin, George (2008) Literature Review of Applied Research on Democratic Development  (Commissioned by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) on behalf of IDRC, the Canadian International Development Agency,and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)