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Hamish Telford

(PhD - UBC, MA - McGill, BA - Toronto)

Hamish Telford is a keen observer of Canadian politics. His research focuses on the politics of federalism, nationalism, and secession. He is especially interested in Canadian federalism and the politics of Quebec, and he is presently finishing a manuscript tentatively entitled The Canadian State and Majoritarian Federalism versus Quebec’s Theory of Difference Federalism.

Professor Telford is keenly interested in political history, most especially the origins of federalism and Anglo-American constitutional thought. In this vein, he is working on a SSHRC funded project examining the interpretation of the Canadian constitution by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in the 1880s and 1890s.

EDITED VOLUMES

Canada: The State of the Federation, 2002: The Institutions of Executive Federalism(Kingston: Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, in association with McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2004), with Peter Meekison and Harvey Lazar.

The Impact of Global and Regional Integration on Federal Political Systems (Kingston: Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, in association with McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2003), with Harvey Lazar and Ronald L. Watts.

Canada: The State of the Federation, 2001: Canadian Political Culture(s) in Transition (Kingston: Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, in association with McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2002), with Harvey Lazar.

ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS

“The Federal Spending Power Revisited: Can Open Federalism Bridge the Divide between Quebec and the Rest of Canada?”

Policy Matters (Institute for Research on Public Policy, 2008).

“The Institutionalization of Executive Federalism: Towards Collaborative Federalism?” in Peter Meekison, Hamish Telford, and Harvey Lazar, eds.,

Canada: The State of the Federation: The Institutions of Executive Federalism (Kingston: Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, in association with McGill-Queen’s University Press, forthcoming spring 2004), with Peter Meekison and Harvey Lazar.

“The Federal Spending Power in Canada: Nation-building or Nation-destroying,” 

Publius: The Journal of Federalism , 33:1 (Winter 2003).

“Divergent Trajectories: The Impact of Global and Regional Integration on Federal Systems,” in Harvey Lazar, Hamish Telford, and Ronald L. Watts, eds., 

The Impact of Global and Regional Integration on Federal Systems , (Kingston: Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, in association with McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2003), with Harvey Lazar and Ronald L. Watts.

“Canadian Political Culture(s) in Transition and the State of the Federation,” in Hamish Telford and Harvey Lazar, eds., 

Canada: The State of the Federation, 2000-01: Canadian Political Culture(s) in Transition (Kingston: Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, in association with McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2002), with Harvey Lazar.

“The Reform Party/Canadian Alliance and Canada’s Flirtation with Republicanism,” in Hamish Telford and Harvey Lazar, eds., 

Canada: The State of the Federation, 2000-01: Canadian Political Culture(s) in Transition, (Kingston: Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, in association with McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2002).

“Federalism in Multinational Societies: Switzerland, Canada and India in Comparative Perspective,” in R. Saxena (ed) 

Mapping Canadian Federalism for India (Delhi: Konark Publishers, 2002).

“Counter-Insurgency in India: Observations from Punjab and Kashmir,”  

Journal of Conflict Studies, 21:1, Spring 2001.

“Liberalism versus Communitarianism and Canada’s Constitutional Conundrum,” 

Journal of Canadian Studies, 33:3, Fall 1998.

“The Federal Process in India: From Domineering to Conflictual Federalism,” in Elliot Tepper and John Wood (editors) 

Enriched by South Asia: Celebrating 25 Years of South Asian Studies in Canada, Volume 2 (Montréal: Canadian Asian Studies Association, 1994).

“The Political Economy of Punjab: Creating Space for Sikh Militancy,” Asian Survey, 32:11,  November 1992.

SHORT ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

“BC Has Itself to Blame if it’s Short-Changed in Canada,” Vancouver Sun, March 27, 2007. 

Review, Racing to the Bottom? Provincial Interdependence in the Canadian Federation, Kathryn Harrison, editor, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 37:1 (2006).

“Survivance versus Ambivalence: The Federal Dilemma in Canada,” 

Asymmetry Series, Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen’s University (2005).

“Expanding the Partnership: The Proposed Council of the Federation and the Challenge ofocalization,” in Douglas Brown and France St. Hilaire, eds., 

Special Series on the Council of the Federation (Kingston: Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, 2003).

REPORTS

The Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation: A Performance Evaluation, with Harvey Lazar et al (submitted to the House of Commons, Fall 2002).

COURSES TAUGHT AT UFV

POSC 100 – Introduction to Politics

POSC 110 – Introduction to Canadian Politics

POSC 210 – Canadian Constitutional Politics

POSC 230 – Comparative Politics

POSC 310 – Canadian Federalism

POSC 410 – Canadian Intergovernmental Relations

Hamish Telford has also supervised directed studies courses on Aboriginal Politics in Canada, and Gay and Lesbian Politics and Queer Theory in Canada

 

 

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