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

Monographs


Ethnic Diasporas and the Canada-United States Security Community: From the Civil War to Today book cover Ethnic Diasporas and the Canada-United States Security Community: From the Civil War to Today
(Rowman & Littlefield, 2015)
David G. Haglund

Ethnic Diasporas and the Canada-United States Security Community focuses on three diasporas and their impact on North American security relations, the Irish and Germans, which were mainly in the US, and the Muslim diaspora, which is based in both countries. The book begins by examining the evolution of North America from a zone of war to a zone of peace (i.e., a security community), starting with the debate over the nature and meaning of the Canada-US border. It then assesses the role of ethnic diasporas in North American security, looking as to whether ethnic interest groups have been gaining influence over the shaping of the US foreign policy. This debate is also valid in Canada, especially given the practice of federal political parties of catering to blocs of ethnic voters.
 


Ethnic Diasporas and the Canada-United States Security Community: From the Civil War to Today book cover A Political Theory of Territory
(Oxford University Press, 2015)
Margaret Moore

Moore offers a comprehensive normative theory of territory, provides an account both of the nature of rights to territory and of the nature of the right-holder, addresses issues of boundary setting, corrective justice, natural resources, immigration and defensive rights. A Political Theory of Territory provides the reader with a clear sense both of the existing state of the philosophical literature on territorial rights and of Moore's own views.

 


Ethnic Diasporas and the Canada-United States Security Community: From the Civil War to Today book cover Palestinian Ethnonationalism in Israel
(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011)
Oded Haklai

Arabs make up approximately 20 percent of the population within Israel's borders. Until the 1970s, Arab citizens of Israel were a mostly acquiescent group, but in recent decades political activism has increased dramatically among members of this minority. Certain activists within this population claim that they are a national and indigenous minority dispossessed by more recent settlers from Europe. Ethnically based political organizations inside Israel are making nationalist demands and challenging the Jewish foundations of the state. Palestinian Ethnonationalism in Israel investigates the rise of this new movement, which has important implications for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict as a whole.


Ethnic Diasporas and the Canada-United States Security Community: From the Civil War to Today book cover Talk of the Nation Language and Conflict in Romania and Slovakia 
(Cornell University Press, 2007)
Zsuza Csergo

How can democratization, coupled with transnational integration, resolve conflicts over cultural difference in places that are marked by legacies of nationalist competition? This book explores that question through a comparative study of contestations over language use in the heart of the post-Communist region. Zsuzsa Csergo notes that newly independent governments looked to "rejoin" the West, in particular the European Union, while at the same time asserting control over the institutions they considered key to the reproduction of national cultures. These national projects resulted in renewed salience for minority language rights and a complicated politics triggering EU concerns about the treatment of regional/cultural minorities. 


Ethnic Diasporas and the Canada-United States Security Community: From the Civil War to Today book cover Multicultural Odysseys: Navigating the New International Politics of Diversity
(Oxford University Press, 2007)
Will Kymlicka

Written by the world's leading liberal multiculturalist whose work has defined debates in the area, Kymlicka offers a lucid and thought-provoking account of the likely future of the international politics of diversity through an inter-disciplinary account, drawing on the fields of normative political theory, social studies, law, and philosophy, accessible to academics and practitioners alike.

 


Ethnic Diasporas and the Canada-United States Security Community: From the Civil War to Today book cover Beyond the Arab Spring: Authoritarianism and Democratization in the Arab World
(Lynne Rienne, 2012)
Rex Brynen, Marie-Joëlle Zahar, Pete W. Moore, and Bassel F. Salloukh

For years the authoritarian regimes of the Arab world displayed remarkable persistence. Then, beginning in December 2010, much of the region underwent rapid and remarkable political change.  This volume explores the precursors, nature, and trajectory of the dynamics unleashed by the Arab Spring. The authors focus on the complex forces that have sustained authoritarianism in the region, as well as the roots of popular mobilization and regime overthrow. They also examine the possibilities for democratic reform—and relapse. Their work offers a comprehensive assessment, at once sophisticated and accessible, of current developments and trends in the countries of the Arab Middle East and North Africa.

Ethnicity and Democratic Governance

Ethnic Diasporas and the Canada-United States Security Community: From the Civil War to Today book cover The Ethics of Immigration
(Oxford University Press, 2013)
Joseph H. Carens

Combines timely discussion of a hot-button issue with broader ethical considerations around justice and equality

Building Democracy in Ukraine

Ladychenko, Tityana, Tamara Bakka, Lyubov Margolina, Valerii Dubrovskii, Oleksandr Zheliba, Sergiy Klepko and Oleksandr Narovlianskii. (2010). Methods of Teaching the School Discipline Civic Education: Fundamentals of Democracy,  Kharkiv: Osnova Publishing Group.

Kolodii, Antonina and Vitaliy Zablotskii, Viktor Stepanenko and George Perlin. (2009). Fundamentals of Democracy, THIRD REVISED EDITION, Lviv: Astrolabia. 

Kolodii, Antonina and Viktor Andrushchenko, Volodymyr Volovych, Andriy Gorbachyk, George Perlin, and Sergei Riabov. (2005). Fundamentals of Democracy, SECOND EDITION, Kyiv, V.I. Press.

Tyaglo, Olksandr and Valentin Chub, Piotr Tsymbal, and Marina Stepavalenko. (2005). The Protection of Human Rights by Law Enforcement Personnel, Kyiv.

Sancton, Andrew. (2003). Systems of Urban Government.

Leduc, Lawrence. (2002). Participatory Democracy: Referendums in Theory and Practice

Young, Lisa. (2002). Regulating Political Finance in Liberal Democratic Societies.  Kiev: Osnovy Press.

Kolodii, Antonina and Viktor Andrushchenko, Volodymyr Volovych, Andriy Gorbachyk, George Perlin, and Sergei Riabov. (2002). Fundamentals of Democracy, FIRST EDITION, Kyiv, V.I. Press.

Smith, Jennifer. (2001). The Role of the Legislature in Liberal-Democratic Societies. Kiev: Osnovy Press.

Cross, K. and R. Hackett. (2000). Political Communication and the News Media in Democracies: Competing Perspectives. Kyiv: Osnovy Press.