Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity

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

Associated Faculty

Stéphanie Chouinard
Assistant Professor, RMC

Stephanie Chouinard | RMC

Stéphanie Chouinard is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Sciences at Royal Military College (Kingston). She earned her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Ottawa, for which she was awarded a Vanier Scholarship and a fellowship from the Baxter & Alma Ricard foundation. Her research interests focus on the relationship between courts and minorities in democratic systems, and particularly the Supreme Court of Canada's impact on the evolution of official-language rights and Aboriginal self-determination rights. She is also interested in territorial and non-territorial autonomy arrangements for linguistic minorities in the world. She has published in Ethnopolitics, the Language Rights Review, Language Minorities and Society, and the International Journal of Canadian Studies, among others.

Selected publications: 

Chouinard, Stéphanie, 2017, "Section 23 of the Charter and official-language minority instruction in Canada: The judiciary’s impact and limits in education policymaking", in : Emmett Macfarlane (ed.), The Policy Impact of the Supreme Court of Canada (forthcoming).

Chouinard, Stéphanie, 2017, "Les tribunaux, lieu de pouvoir contre-majoritaire? Les minorités face au droit", in : Karim Benyekhlef, Catherine Régis, and Daniel Weinstock (eds.), Sauvons la justice, Montréal : Del Busso (forthcoming).

Chouinard, Stéphanie, 2016, “Stateless Nations in a World of Nation States”, in: Karl Cordell and Stefan Wolff (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict, 2nd ed., London: Routledge, pp. 54-66.

Chouinard, Stéphanie, 2016, “Quand le droit parle de sciences sociales: l’introduction de la complétude institutionnelle dans le droit linguistique canadien”, Language Rights Review, vol. 3, pp. 60-93.

Chouinard, Stéphanie, 2014, “The Rise of Non-Territorial Autonomy in Canada: Towards a Doctrine of Institutional Completeness in the Domain of Minority Language Rights”, Ethnopolitics, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 141-158.

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