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Nine years and counting: Stephen Harper and the new Canada

Presque dix ans déjà : le nouveau Canada de Stephen Harper

Canadian Studies Review n°78 (June 2015)

Revue Études Canadiennes n°78 (juin 2015)

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Published on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by Elsa Zotian

Summary

This special issue of Etudes Canadiennes/Canadian Studies intends to explore what’s new in Canada, nine years after the coming to power of the Conservatives, four years after Stephen Harper won the election that gave him a majority government, and at a time when Canada is getting ready for the next federal election. While the contributions are expected to focus on the Conservative initiatives to shape this new Canada, they will also be encouraged to compare them with other societal and global factors that may contribute to a changing Canada.

Announcement

Argument

On June 5, 2013, a distinguished panel of historians and political scientists discussed “History under Harper: Federal identity initiatives in Conservative Canada” during the 2013 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. This is only one example of the flurry of articles and debates that seek to explore the new Canada promoted by the Conservatives, a Canada which Stephen Harper defined in these terms in his election night victory speech of May 2, 2011: “There is a spirit in this land, the true spirit, the true character of the Canadian people, a compassionate neighbour, a courageous warrior, a confident partner; that’s the spirit of the Canada I know.”

This special issue of Etudes Canadiennes/Canadian Studies intends to explore what’s new in Canada, nine years after the coming to power of the Conservatives, four years after Stephen Harper won the election that gave him a majority government, and at a time when Canada is getting ready for the next federal election. While the contributions are expected to focus on the Conservative initiatives to shape this new Canada, they will also be encouraged to compare them with other societal and global factors that may contribute to a changing Canada.

In accordance of the multidisciplinary tradition of the journal, contributors are encouraged to explore this theme from various angles, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Is there a rewriting of Canadian history, as the ongoing debate on the place of military history and commemorations suggests?
  • Is there a change in the perception of Canada’s social identity? Is the model of multiculturalism affected? Is there a return to an older, more “British” identity? Is there, on the contrary, more attention paid to minorities? What is the place of the First Nations in Stephen Harper’s Canada?
  • If a new Canada is being shaped, what does it mean for the relation with Quebec?
  • What’s new in Canadian foreign policy? Is the model of Canada as an honest broker committed to peacekeeping and multilateralism still true? What’s the future of Canada’s relations to the UN and to NATO? What does the commitment to the Arctic mean?
  • Have the economic priorities and orientations of Canada changed? Is Canada still committed to NAFTA? Is it becoming a Pacific trading nation?
  • After the withdrawal from Kyoto and the Keystone XL Pipeline Project, where does the new Canada stand on environmental issues?
  • Is there already such a thing as a new Canada for artists and writers?

Submission guidelines

Abstract submissions of 250-400 words along with a short bio should be sent to : revueEtudesCanadiennes@gmail.com.

before February, 15 2015

With cc to : francoise.le-jeune@univ-nantes.fr

Notification of acceptance will be sent by March 1, 2015.

Full articles of between 8,000 to 9,000 words (including footnotes) should be submitted by May 15, 2015.

All papers will be subject to a blind peer-review process. Instructions for manuscript preparation and submission guidelines will be sent with the acceptance message. The Revue will be released in June 2015 first in a printed version then online on revues.org.

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Scientific Board

  • Florence DAVAILLE (Université de Rouen),
  • André DODEMAN (Université de Grenoble),
  • Maria Eugenia DE LUNA VILLALON (Wilfrid Laurier University),
  • Cécile FOUACHE (Université de Rouen),
  • Yves FRENETTE (Université de Saint-Boniface),
  • Stéphane HÉRITIER (Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Étienne),
  • Serge JAUMAIN (Université Libre de Bruxelles),
  • Michèle KALTEMBACK (Université Toulouse II Le Mirail),
  • Jozef KWATERKO (Université de Varsovie, Pologne),
  • Pierre LANGERON (IEP d’Aix-en-Provence),
  • Paul-André LINTEAU (UQAM),
  • Marie MAUZÉ (EHESS, Paris),
  • Lionel MENEY (Université Laval, Québec),
  • Ursula MOSER (Université d’Innsbruck, Autriche),
  • Claire OHMOVERE (Université de Montpellier),
  • Charlotte STURGESS (Université de Strasbourg),
  • Hilligje VAN’T LAND (Association internationale des universités, Paris),
  • Christl VERDUYN (Mount Allison University).

Date(s)

  • Sunday, February 15, 2015
  • Friday, May 15, 2015

Keywords

  • Canada, XXIe siècle, peuples autochtones, environnement, politique étrangère

Contact(s)

  • Francoise LE JEUNE
    courriel : francoise [dot] le-jeune [at] univ-nantes [dot] fr

Information source

  • Francoise LE JEUNE
    courriel : francoise [dot] le-jeune [at] univ-nantes [dot] fr

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« Nine years and counting: Stephen Harper and the new Canada », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, https://calenda.org/313517

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