• Challenging the Civic Nation 

      Larin, Stephen John (2012-11-27)
      This thesis is a critical examination of civic nationalism that focuses on the disconnect between nationalist ideology and the social bases of nationhood, and the implications that this disconnect has for the feasibility ...
    • Constructing Democratic Space: Inclusion, Efficacy, and Protest in Deliberative Democratic Theory 

      Drake, Anna (2008-12-01)
      This dissertation looks at the challenges that deliberative democratic theory encounters when it tries to offer a rich account of inclusion yet refuses to acknowledge the legitimacy of external protest. While sympathetic ...
    • Justice and Official Languages in Canada 

      Léger, Rémi (2012-02-29)
      This is a study of the politics of language in Canada from the perspective of francophone minority communities – the close to one million French-speakers living in provinces and territories outside Québec. The analysis ...
    • Liberal Ethics & Political Obligation 

      DeCoste, Jordan (2011-11-02)
      This is a study in the political ethics of liberalism. It uses political obligation theory to shed light on the neutrality-perfectionism debate. My thesis is that neutralism cannot provide a coherent foundation for liberal ...
    • Non-domination and the Accommodation of Minority Social Practice 

      Bachvarova, Mira (2011-09-29)
      This thesis develops an account of non-domination as a principle of legitimacy that ought to govern both inter-group and intra-group relations in multicultural states. It applies this principle to the question of how ...
    • Territorial Control and Minority Reforms: A Study of the Kurdish Borderlands in Turkey 

      Okcuoglu, Dilan
      This study seeks to explain the failure of the Kurdish Opening in Turkey. I theorize that an important, hitherto largely ignored, factor in explaining this failure is the state’s policy of territorial control, which has ...