Gerald Kernerman

Generations of intellectuals have debated Canada’s national
question. Rather than join the debate, Multicultural
Nationalism challenges its logic. The national question is
self-defeating: attempts to constitute a Canadian political community
generate polarizing and depoliticizing deliberations. Gerald Kernerman
engages with leading political theorists and analyzes policy,
constitutional, and media documents in order to examine proposals for
minority rights, multicultural citizenship, asymmetrical federalism,
multinationalism, and group-based representation. Even as other
countries consider pursuing similar paths, Kernerman cautions against
using Canada as a model since these proposals are themselves
manifestations of nationalist contestation.

Books By Gerald Kernerman