The Question of Separatism: Quebec and the Struggle over Sovereignty

The Question of Separatism Quebec and the Struggle over Sovereignty In this her third and least known book first published in Jane Jacobs examines not only the particular question of Quebec and Canada but also the larger issue of sovereignty and autonomy in g

  • Title: The Question of Separatism: Quebec and the Struggle over Sovereignty
  • Author: Jane Jacobs Robin Philpot
  • ISBN: 9781926824062
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this, her third and least known book, first published in 1980, Jane Jacobs examines not only the particular question of Quebec and Canada, but also the larger issue of sovereignty and autonomy in general Using Norway as a model, Jacobs details that country s campaign of peaceful persistence that led to breaking ties with Sweden and suggests that Canada and Canadians shIn this, her third and least known book, first published in 1980, Jane Jacobs examines not only the particular question of Quebec and Canada, but also the larger issue of sovereignty and autonomy in general Using Norway as a model, Jacobs details that country s campaign of peaceful persistence that led to breaking ties with Sweden and suggests that Canada and Canadians should be inspired by the example An essential component of Jacobs s urban activism, this new edition of the book incorporates and expands the 1979 Massey Lectures, Canadian Cities and Sovereignty Association, commissioned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation CBC Also included is a previously unpublished exclusive interview with Jane Jacobs in her Toronto home in 2005, 25 years after the book appeared and 10 years after the 1995 Quebec referendum In these musings, she reasserts and updates her thoughts on Separatism and addresses new issues such as tar sand development in Alberta, the finance of gambling, and the future of the Euro and of Europe.

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    1. I took a look again at my hardcover edition of Jane Jacobs's 1980 book The Question of Separatism after I raised it in a discussion at a friend's blog about a Scottish currency. From my memory of Jacobs' third book, Jacobs had made a variety of good points about the causes and the outcomes of separatism that were still relevant in the 21st century.Did The Question of Separatism live up to my memories? Yes, and no. On the whole, many of Jacobs' arguments made sense at the time they were published [...]

    2. The Question of Separatism: Quebec and the Struggle over Sovereignty, by the legendary Jane Jacobs, is a bit of an odd cookie. Jacobs takes to writing about the Quebec Sovereignty movement that was gaining momentum in the 1980's, only a decade after becoming a Canadian herself. This allows her to offer a fresh perspective on the issue, one from a neutral stance, and with an undoubtedly solid background in political and economic issues, which Jacobs possesses in spades as a legendary urban planne [...]

    3. "The Question of separatism" has a very clear and persuasive message. Jacobs makes the case for Canada's eastern province of Quebec's nationhood. I was surprised by the lack of reviews, or comments for this book. However, it had been out of print for nearly 30 years, and re-emerged posthumously just a few months ago.A brief summary of the book would be that Jacobs is clearly in favor of Quebec sovereignty, and to make her argument she utilizes her usual direct, and somewhat conversational prose. [...]

    4. Cet ouvrage, écrit vers 1980 par une canadienne d'origine étasunienne habitant Toronto et ayant pour principal champ de compétence l'urbanisme, est assez atypique par rapport à tout ce qui a été produit sur le sujet de la souveraineté du Québec. Selon elle, le Canada , Québec compris, n'a pas su sortir de la logique de l'économie de type coloniale, où l'on exploite des ressources naturelles pour les exporter au meilleur prix possible pour ensuite importer des produits manufacturés. L [...]

    5. i was interested in reading about the norway-sweden example, which i had not heard of beforeaddresses the oft-used and in my opinion extremely lazy view that unification is an economically beneficial agreement for the smaller absorbed nation. i am convinced that half the people who employ this almost treat it as an axiom but it's really more circumstantial

    6. The only book by Jane Jacobs on her adopted country, Canada. This book has been stifled, but it is still a major contribution to understanding Canada and Quebec, and the long-standing struggle over Quebec's political status

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