Insiders and Outsiders celebrates the work of Alan C. Cairns, one of the most influential Canadian social scientists of the contemporary period. Few scholars have helped shape so many key debates in such a wide range of topics in Canadian politics, from the electoral system and federalism to constitutional and Charter politics, to questions of Aboriginal citizenship. The volume contains engaging and critical analyses of Cairns' contributions by a diverse group of scholars, many of them leaders in their own fields. It includes appraisals of his role as a public intellectual, of his interpretation of Canada's electoral system, of his views on federalism and on Canadian unity, of his approach to Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal relations, and of his writings on citizenship and diversity. It concludes with a fascinating retroactive assessment by Alan Cairns himself of his academic career. The book should prove of particular interest to students and scholars of Canadian politics, history, and society, especially those examining issues such as the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Aboriginal politics, political institutions, and political change. It should also appeal to a larger public that follows the Canadian political scene and that shares Cairns' concerns with broad questions of citizenship, diversity, and national unity.
Gerald Kernerman is Assistant Professor in the Department of Canadian Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Philip Resnick is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia.
Acknowledgments 1 Introduction / Gerald Kernerman and Philip Resnick Part 1: Methods and Approaches 2 Alan Cairns: Public Intellectual / John Meisel 3 The Political Scientist as Hedgefox: Key Themes in Cairns' Approach to Institutions / Leslie A. Pal Part 2: Citizen-Shaping Institutions The Electoral System 4 Early Warning, No Response: Alan Cairns and Electoral Reform / Roger Gibbins 5 The Electoral System and the Party System Revisited / Richard Johnston The Institutions of Canadian Federalism 6 The Legacy of the Privy Council in Canadian Federalism / Peter W. Hogg 7 Unnatural Loyalties or Naive Collaborationists? The Governments and Citizens of Canadian Federalism / Fred Cutler and Matthew Mendelsohn 8 Institutions, Citizenship, and Federalism: Contrasting Models of Redistribution in the Twenty-First Century / Robert G. Finbow The Charter of Rights and Freedoms 9 Some Implications of the Embedded State in Canada / Barry Cooper 10 Morton and Knopff's The Charter Revolution and the Court Party: A Legal Critique / Robin Elliot 11 The Politics of Honourable Constitutional Inclusion and the Citizens' Constitution Theory / Matt James 12 Charters and Constitution Making: Comparing the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the European Charter of Fundamental Rights / John E. Fossum Part 3: Citizenship, Diversity, and Unity Quebec and Canadian Unity 13 The Anatomy of Cairns' Constitutional Criticism: French Canadians, Quebec, and the Canadian Constitution / Ramsay Cook 14 Alan C. Cairns on Canadians' Right to Their Country / Stephane Dion 15 Plan C? Alan Cairns and English Canada Confront the Challenge of Quebec Sovereignty / Reg Whitaker 16 Canada's Mismatching Federations / Jean Laponce Aboriginal/Non-Aboriginal Relations 17 Belonging in the New World: Imperialism, Property, and Citizenship / Frances Abele 18 Toward Conceptual Precision: Citizenship and Rightsm Talk for Aboriginal Canadians / Joyce A. Green 19 Parallel or Embedded? Aboriginal Self-Government and the Changing Nature of Citizenship in Canada / Marc Hanvelt and Martin Papillon 20 First Nations, Citizenship, and Democratic Reform / Kathy L. Brock Diversity and Unity 21 Citizenship in a Multinational Democracy / Peter H. Russell 22 Citizenship Complexities in Canada and Australia: A Challenge for the Hedgefox / Brian Galligan 23 Of Cairns and Cages? Identity, Democracy, and Alan Cairns / Alexandra Dobrowolsky and Richard F. Devlin 24 Multiculturalism, Gender, and Social Cohesion: Reflections on Intersectionality and Urban Citizenship in Canada / Caroline Andrew Conclusion 25 My Academic Career: The Pleasures and Risks of Introspection / Alan C. Cairns Contributors Index