Research Interests and Specialties

Language planning

  • Canada, Quebec and Catalonia

Research  Projects


Catalonia: Nation Building Without a State (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2001). Catalan version: Catalunya. Una nació sense estat (Barcelona: Proa, 2002).

Misconceiving Canada: The Struggle for National Unity (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1997), pp.384; second printing, 1998. French-language version: Un Pays à refaire: L’échec des politiques constitutionnelles canadiennes (Montreal: Les Éditions Boréal, 1999).

Beyond Quebec: Taking Stock of Canada, Editor and Contributor (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1995), pp. 435, second printing, 1999.

The Charlottetown Accord, the Referendum and the Future of Canada, Co-editor and contributor with Patrick J. Monahan (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993), pp. 361.

English Canada and Quebec: avoiding the issue. Sixth Robarts Lecture (Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University, 1991), pp. 64.

Quebec: Social Change and Political Crisis (coauthored with Dale Posgate) Toronto: Mc­Clelland & Stewart, 1976, pp. 216; second printing, 1978; third printing, 1979. Revised edition, 1980, pp. 325; second printing, 1981; third printing, 1985. (This edition contains two new chapters; four existing chapters were expanded. Solely responsible for these materials). French-language edition: Développement et modernisation du Québec, (Montreal: Editions Boréal Express, 1983), with introduction by Daniel Latouche. Awarded publication grant by Social Science Federation of Canada. (Responsible for verifica­tion of translation and preparation of special preface). Third edition –sole author (Toronto: Mc­Clelland & Stewart, 1988, pp. 530; second printing, 1989). (This edition contains two new chapters and major expansion of several existing chapters.) With postscript, 1993 (Toronto: Oxford University Press, pp. 556.