Contemporary Quebec and the United States, 1960-1985

Contemporary Quebec and the United States, 1960-1985

by Alfred Olivier Hero, Louis Balthazar
     
 

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In Contemporary Quebec and the United States, 1960-1985 two leading scholars of Quebec's recent past and future prospects have created the first comprehensive exploration in nearly half a century of Quebec's most important political, economic, and social relations outside of Canada-those with the United States. Drawing on nearly a decade of systematic empirical

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In Contemporary Quebec and the United States, 1960-1985 two leading scholars of Quebec's recent past and future prospects have created the first comprehensive exploration in nearly half a century of Quebec's most important political, economic, and social relations outside of Canada-those with the United States. Drawing on nearly a decade of systematic empirical research from the Quiet Revolution through the departures of Prime Minister Trudeau in 1984 and of the Parti Quebe_ois from power in Quebec in 1985, the authors contend that enduring nationalist sentiment among Quebec's francophones will lead to the resurgence of the movement for independence unless English-speaking Canada accepts wider Quebec autonomy within the Canadian federation. They believe that this nationalism, strongly critical of anglophone Canada but by-and-large favorable to the United States, will become more willing to accept the risks of independence as Quebec's economic and other links with its superpower neighbor continue to grow. This provocative and insightful study will be a standard work for years to come. Co-published with the Harvard Center for International Affairs.

Editorial Reviews

Canadian Review Of Studies In Nationalism
...revealing...should be read by all concerned Canadians....
The Canadian Historical Review
...an excellent introduction to the political and economic debates on the place of Quebec in contemporary Canada.
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences
There are now two worlds of scholarship about Canadian-U.S. relations, the old world, predating the 1989 Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement, and the new, post-free-trade-deal world. Contemporary Quebec and the United States, 1960-1985 straddles both worlds, and, in doing so, authors Alfred Hero and Louis Balthazar make two significant, but very different, kinds of contributions to a far too meager literature.
American Review Of Canadian Studies
...extremely well-documented...stimulating and provocative...
CHOICE
A solid, competent, but conventional account....This useful team has produced an excellent summary and synthesis of current research on Quebec and the US....Recommended for all levels.
— Bernard Bonin, Bank of Canada

Etudes Internationales
...a complete, detailed, and very well documented study of the recent and multiple relationships...between Quebec and the United States. It is the most carefully worked out...work that I have read on the subject.
— Bernard Bonin, Bank of Canada
Foreign Affairs
...one of the leading American authorities on Quebec join forces to produce a major work on the modern history and uncertain future of that province.
Choice
A solid, competent, but conventional account....This useful team has produced an excellent summary and synthesis of current research on Quebec and the US....Recommended for all levels.
— Bernard Bonin, Bank of Canada
Foreign Affairs - Bernard Bonin
...a complete, detailed, and very well documented study of the recent and multiple relationships...between Quebec and the United States. It is the most carefully worked out...work that I have read on the subject.
Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism
...revealing...should be read by all concerned Canadians....

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819168771
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
06/02/1988
Pages:
532
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.56(d)

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