The International Politics Of Quebec Secession
This book is as much about the changing structure of world politics as it is about the likely breakup of Canada. Indeed, prospects for state making and state breaking in Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia will likely become one of the "hottest" growth areas in the study of world politics in the next several decades. Contrast such a perspective with the disquietude that the prospects of Canadian state breaking raise at the end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first. For students of world politics, the emergence of a sovereign, independent Quebec may very well have a surrealistic quality about it because Canada has been so much a part of our understanding of what a stable, affluent, advanced industrial society, with long-standing democratic traditions, is all about. That Canada is also a multi ethnic society with a defined ethnonational homeland seems irrelevant. The importance of the national state and expected satisfaction with one of the world's best standards of living appears to make Canada a secure and dependable country. The prospect of state breaking is unthinkable.
Quebec secession, international politics
International Relations | Law | Political Science
David Carment, John F. Stack, Jr., and Frank Harvey, The International Politics Of Quebec Secession, in THE INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF QUEBEC SECESSION : STATE MAKING AND STATE BREAKING IN NORTH AMERICA, (David Carment, John F. Stack, Jr., and Frank Harvey, eds., Praeger, Westport, CT, 2001).