Dr Kennedy's new book on Liberal Nationalisms in Scotland and Quebec
Dr James Kennedy's new book: Liberal Nationalisms: Empire, State, and Civil Society in Scotland and Quebec has been published by McGill-Queen's University Press.
This book examines how the early twentieth century Young Scots' Society and the Ligue nationaliste canadienne developed in response to changes within empire, state, and civil society.
In the book Dr Kennedy argues that the actions of the British Empire and the Canadian state not only prompted nationalist responses in Scotland and Quebec respectively, but also shaped their liberal character. The book highlights the important roles that geopolitics, consociation and federation, and organized religion played in the creation of nationalist philosophies.