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Alain G. Gagnon


Alain G. Gagnon - University of Quebec (CANADA)

Alain-G. Gagnon is Canada Research Chair in Quebec and Canadian Studies and Professor of Political Science at the University of Quebec in Montreal. Dr. Gagnon has also held teaching positions at Queen’s University in Ontario, Carleton University in Ottawa, and McGill University in Quebec where he was Associate Professor from 1992-2003.

He has held visiting appointments at the Autònoma University of Barcelona, the Institute of Political Studies in Bordeaux, and Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.

He is the author of more than 60 publications, in addition to nearly 100 scientific articles and more than 200 conference talks around the world. His work has been translated into dozens of languages and concentrates on multinational federalism, nationalism, identity politics, and party politics.

He is a founding member of the Research Group on Multinational Societies and member of the Ethnicity and Democratic Governance Group. In 2007 he received the Marcel-Vincent award for Social Sciences from the French Canadian Association for the Advancement of Sciences (ACFAS).


PROJECT: The concept of federalism with the goal of extracting the basic principles around which it can create a significant contribution to humanity and the advancement of democracy. Identity, Pluralism and Democracy, emphasizing the question of identity as the most novel element in the current panorama of Legal and Political philosophy.



Research papers:

1. Alain-G. Gagnon, "Plurinacionalisme i federalisme" in Revista Activitat Parlamentària, Generalitat de Catalunya, Secretaria de Relacions Institucionals i Participació, no 21, marzo 2010, pp. 14-21.
2.  Alain-G. Gagnon et Paul May, "Empowerment et diversité culturelle : quelques prolégomènes" dans Pôle Sud/Métropoles, numéro spécial en hommage à Bernard Jouve, no 32, 2010, pp. 47-57.
3.  Alain-G. Gagnon, "Analyse du fédéralisme canadien d’une perspective politologique" in Estado multinacional y cambios constitucionales, Iura Vasconia, 2011. VIII Simposio de La Fundación para el estudio del Derecho histórico y autonómico de Vasconia, San Sebastian, será publicado el 2011.


1. Preparación y publicación de la versión española de "El Federalismo canadiense contemporáneo", Valencia, Tirant lo Blanch, 2010.
2. Preparación de un manuscrito sobre "Les sociétés plurielles en contexte de diversité nationale" (forthcoming).
3. Preparación de Gagnon, Alain-G. & José M. Sauca, Identity, "Pluralism and Democracy", Peter Lange, collection Diversitas (forthcoming).

Books chapters:

1. Jim Bickerton, Alain-G. Gagnon, « Regionalism », in Daniele Caramani, dir., Comparative Politics, 2e édition, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010.
2. Alain-G. Gagnon, «Quebec Studies in the United States and Canada: Trends and Tendencies» in Jarred Rudy, Stéphan Gervais, Christopher Kirkey, dir., Quebec Questions: Quebec Studies for the Twenty-First Century, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010, pp. (también en francés en Presses de l’Université de Montréal, en traducción).
3. Alain-G. Gagnon et Guy Laforest, « Els fonaments morals del federalisme asimètric. Consideracions normativas » in Miquel Caminal et Ferran Requejo, dir. Federalisme i plurinacionalitat. Teoria i analisi de casos, Barcelone, Institut d’Estudis Autonomics, 2010, Collectio Clàssics del Federalisme, pp. 156-199. (en catalán).
4. Alain-G. Gagnon et Junichiro Koji, « Imagining Diversity, Thinking a Culture of Togetherness” in Miyoko Tsujimura et Mari Osawa, dir., Gender Equality in Multicultural Societies: Gender, Diversity, and Conviviality on the Age of Globalization, Sendei, Tohoku University Press, p.151-71 (también en japonés).