publication . Article . 2020

Citizenship, National Identity, and the Search for Stability in Canada

Raymond B. Blake;
Open Access Czech
  • Published: 01 Feb 2020 Journal: Acta Universitatis Carolinae Studia Territorialia, volume 19, issue 2, pages 11-38 (issn: 1213-4449, eissn: 2336-3231, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Karolinum Press
Abstract
When Canada was created it debated if it was best to seek political solidarity by creating a single political identity or was it wiser to build a citizenship that made space for all communities. This article argues there was no attempt to unite Canadians around a single national loyalty but only to join an array of diverse communities whose members might adopt a shared citizenship. Since 1867, Canada has adopted different approaches to creating citizenship to maintain political solidarity. Diversity has been an integral part of that narrative. Keywords: Canada; diversity; citizenship; nation-building; George-Etienne Cartier; Justin Trudeau DOI: 10.14712/23363231...
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free text keywords: canada, diversity, citizenship, nation-building, george-étienne cartier, justin trudeau, General Medicine, lcsh:History (General) and history of Europe, lcsh:D, lcsh:Political science (General), lcsh:JA1-92, Politics, Nation-building, Solidarity, Citizenship, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Media studies, License, Diversity (politics), Identity (social science), National identity, Political science
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