Remembering Jean Laponce

April 1994: Jean was asked to serve as a member of the Carrington-Kissinger mediation team for South Africa-Zulu conflict

Memorial Service: to honour the life and legacy of Professor Jean Laponce, a memorial service was held at Cecil Green House on March 7th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

View the full Memorial Slide Show here and read more about Jean’s life below.

Memorial Prize: the Jean Laponce Memorial Prize has been created at UBC by friends and family. The Prize will be awarded annually for the best thesis presented by a senior student in the Department of Political Science 4th year program.

You may contribute to the Jean Laponce Prize by making a donation here, to ensure the Prize will be awarded annually to an honours student in our Department.




Jean Laponce (1925-2016)

Photo Credit: Un an à Nice //

On November 28, 2016, our friend and colleague, Professor Emeritus Jean Laponce, passed away. Jean joined our Department in 1956, as the first Full-Time political scientist, and taught here until 1991. Jean left an indelible mark not only within our own community, but on the broader Political Science community. In particular, his service within the International Political Science Association (IPSA) and his commitment to international dialogue is being remembered and celebrated as monumental. Jean was interested in numerous areas of political science, and he established his expertise in linguistic politics, with remarkable works such as Langue et territoire (1990) and Loi de Babel et autres régularités du rapport entre langue et politique (2006). His academic contributions were prolific (see publication list below), and his service to the field was immense. He was a member of the Royal Society of Canada, and he will be remembered for his warm personality, modesty, and tireless energy. Our sincere condolences to his wife, Iza – a former political science librarian at UBC, and his family. We have all lost a remarkable political scientist, and he will be greatly missed by his friends and colleagues. The Department will be organizing a memorial event in his honour, and to celebrate his life and work in the spring of 2017.




New Year 's Eve 1974/75

1974, Photo Credit: Laponce Family

Jean served as President of the Canadian Political Science Association (1972-73), and President of the International Political Science Association (1973-76). His IPSA presidency helped to establish IPSA’s journal, International Political Science Review (IPSR), and he contributed to the development of political science in the Soviet Union when he decided to hold the 1979 World Congress in Moscow. As a founder and the longest-serving editor of IPSR, Jean is remembered for “his openness to new ideas and sources of knowledge, while maintaining his commitment to high standards of scholarship”. The IPSR’s Meisel-Laponce Award celebrates the commitment that Jean and colleague John Meisel made to the journal, when it is awarded every four years to the best article published in IPSR. IPSA praised Jean, a former member of IPSA Executive Committee, with helping to build bridges between East and West, for maintaining personal friendships in countries around the world, and for being an invaluable source of knowledge of the inner workings of the organization. Together with Jean Gottmann, Jean created two IPSA research committees, political geography (RC 15), and the politics of language (RC50).



Laponce - Presidential Address Edinbourgh Congress

Laponce – Presidential Address Edinbourgh Congress, Photo Credit: IPSA

Born in Decize sur Loire, Jean studied at Paris Lycée Carnot (baccalauréat, 1943) and Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris (diploma, 1947) before earning his PhD at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1955. He began his academic career at the University of Santa Clara (1955), and then moved to UBC in 1956. Jean also taught at the University of Ottawa (professeur invité, 1992-2002), and at Aichi Shukutoku University in Japan (1994-97), in the Language and Culture section of the Graduate Program in Communication. In 2003, UBC bestowed an honary degree (LLD honoris causa) upon him. He was the recipient of multiple awards including the Barry Guggenheim Fellowship (1985-97), the UBC Killam research prize (1988), the Book Prize of the SSFC for ‘Langue et territoire’ (1990), and IPSA’s Karl Deutsch distinction for interdisciplinary research (2001).


1973, Photo Credit: IPSA










The Protection of Minorities, University of California Press, 1961, 236 pp.

The Government of France Under the Fifth Republic, University of California Press, 1962, 415 pp.

People vs. Politics, University of Toronto Press, 1970, 219 pp.

Left and Right: The Topography of Political Perceptions, Toronto: Toronto University Press, 1981, 292 pp.

Langue et territoire Presses de l’ Universit� Laval, 1984, 266 pp. Revised second edition in English: Languages and Their Territories, Toronto: Toronto University Press, 1987, 265 pp

Loi de Babel et autres regularites des rapports entre langue et politique, Presses de l’iniversite Laval, 2006. 206 pp.

Le referendum de souverainete: comparaisons, critiques et commentaires, Presses de l’Universite Laval, 2010.

“The Protection of Minorities by the Electoral System”, Western Political Quarterly, Vol. X, No. 2, June 1957, pp. 318-339.

“Mendes-France and the Radical Party”, Western Political Quarterly, Vol. XL, No. 2, June 1958, pp. 340-356.

“The Religious Background of Canadian M.P.s”, Political Studies, Vol. VI, No. 3, October 1958, pp. 75-87.

“Bipartisme de droit et bipartisme de fait”, Revue française de science politique, Vol. XIII, No. 4, December 1962, pp. 877-887.

“An Experimental Method to Measure the Tendency to Equibalence in a Political System”, American Political Science Review, LX, No. 4 (1966), pp. 982-993.

“Non-Voting and Non-Voters: A Typology”, The Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science, XXXIII, No. 1, February 1967, pp. 75-87.

“Ethnicity, Religion, and Politics in Canada: A Comparative Analysis of Survey and Census Data” in M. Dogan and S. Rokkan (ed.) Quantitative Ecological Analysis in the Social Sciences, MIT Press, 1969, pp. 187-216.

“Canadian Party Labels: An Essay in Semantics and Anthropology” Canadian Journal of Political Science II (June 1969), No. 2, pp. 142-157.

“Note on the Use of the Left-Right Dimension”, Comparative Political Studies, 2, 1970, 4, pp. 481-502.

“Dieu – à droite ou à gauche?” Canadian Journal of Political Science, 1970, 3, pp. 257-274.

“Experimenting: A Two Person Game Between Man and Nature” in J.A. Laponce and Paul Smoker, Experimentation and Simulation in Political Science, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1971, pp. 3-19.

“The Use of Visual Space to Measure Ideology,” Ibid, pp. 46-59.

“In Search of the Stable Elements of the Left-Right Landscape,” Comparative Politics, June 1972, pp. 455-475.

“Post-dicting Electoral Cleavages in Canadian Federal Elections,1949-68” Canadian Journal of Political Science 5,1972, 270-286.

with R.S. Uhler, “Measuring Electoral Cleavages in a Multiparty System: The Canadian Case” Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 7, No. 1, April 1974, pp. 3-25.

“Political Community, Legitimacy and Discrimination” British Journal of Political Science, June 1974, pp. 121-137.

“Of Gods, Devils, Monsters, and One-Eyed Variables,” Canadian Journal of Political Science, June 1974, pp. 199-209.

“Relating Linguistics to Political Conflicts: The Problem of Language Shift in Multilingual Societies,” in Jean-Guy Savard (ed.) Multilingual Political Systems: Problems and Solutions, Les Presses de l’Université Laval, 1975, pp. 185-207.

“Hirschman’s Voice and Exit Model as Spatial Archetype,” Social Science Information, 1974, No. 3, pp. 67-81.

“Spatial Archetypes and Political Perceptions,” The American Political Science Review, No. 1, March 1975, pp. 11-20.

“Temps, espace et politique,” Social Science Information, 1975, No. 3, pp. 45-59.

“The Left-Hander and Politics” in A. Somit, Biology and Politics, Mouton, The Hague, 1976.

“Bilingualism and the Bilingual City: The Case of Montreal” in C. Mendes, ed. Urban Networks: Structure and Change C.U.C.M., Rio, 1977, pp. 199-222.

“Measuring Party Preference: The Problem of Ambivalence” Canadian Journal of Political Science, March 1978, 139-152.

“Relating Biological, Physical and Political Phenomena: The Case of Up and Down” Social Science Information, 1978, 3, 385-397.

“The City Center as Conflictual Space in the Bilingual City: The Case of Montreal” in Jean Gottmann,ed. Center and Periphery, Sage, 1970, pp. 151-162.

“The System of Election to the French National Assembly” Contemporary French Civilization, Summer 1980, pp. 369-385.

“Le comportement spatial des groupes linguistiques: solutions personnelles et solutions territoriales au problème des minorités” Revue Internationale de Science Politique, 4, 1980, 478-494.

“Political Science: An Import-Export Analysis” Political Studies, 4, 1980, 401-419.

“Voting for X: Of Men, Women, Religion and Politics. The Use of an Election Experiment for the Comparative Analysis of Conservative Behaviour” Social Science Information, 4, 1980, 955-969.

“The Use of in Vivo and Laboratory Experiments in the Study of Elections” International Political Science Review, 4, 1981, 383-406.

“Managing International Conflicts” in Daniel Frei (ed.) Managing International Crises, pp. 29-45. Beverly Hills: Sage 1982, pp. 29-45.

“The System of Election to the French Presidency” Contemporary French Civilization, Volume VII, No. 1, pp. 92-104, Fall 1982.

“La socialisation politique: essai de synthèse avec histoires” in Kenneth Courtis, R. Pelletier et J. Zylberberg Socialisation et idéologie, Université Laval, Departement de science politique, série 3, no. 4, 1983, 386-400.

“Ruling Elites in a Multilingual Society: Quebec Within Canada” in M.M. Czudnowski Political Elites and Social Change, DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 1983, 39-63.

“Linguistic Minority Rights in the Light of Neurophysical and Geographical Evidence” in J. Freymond ed. Human Rights: From Theory to Practice. Geneva: Center for Applied Studies in International Negotiations, 1982, 90-112.

“Political Science and Geography: Neglected Areas, Areas For Development” International Social Sciences Journal, 1983, 449-558.

“The French Language in Canada: Tensions Between Geography and Politics” Political Geography Quarterly, 1984, 91-104.

“Nation-Building as Body-Building: A Comparative Study of the Personalization of City, Province, and State by Anglophone and Francophone Canadians” Social Science Information, 1984, 6, 971-991.

“La science politique en Amérique anglophone de 1968 à 1984: Quel type de croissance?” Cahiers de l’ACFAS n. 32, 1985, p. 1-11.

“The Multilingual Mind and Multilingual Societies: In Search of Neurophysiological Explanations of the Spatial Behavior of Ethno-linguistic Groups” Politics and the Life Sciences, 1985, 3-9, 24-30.

“Protecting the French Language in Canada. From neurophysiology to Geography to Politics: The Regional Imperative” The Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 1985, vol. 23, 2, 157-170.

L’ethnie comme consommatrice d’espace: exemples canadiens” in P. Guillaume et al,dir., Minorités et Etat Bordeaux: Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, 1986, 61-75.

“Heroes and Villains: Locating Politics Between the Positive and the Negative” Social Science Information 1986, 421-437.

“De la pyramide à l’éteignoir: la grande peur des masses” in J. Zyberberg Masses et postmodernité Paris: Méridiens Klincksieck, 1986, 211-221.

“Assessing the Neighbour Effect on the Vote of Francophone Minorities in Canada” Political Geography Quarterly 1987, 77-89.

“Language and Communication: The Rise of the Monolingual State” in C. Cioffi-Revilla, R. Merritt and D. Zines, ed., Communication and Interaction in Global Politics, Beverly-Hills: Sage Publications, 1987, 183-205.

“More About Languages and Their Territories: A Reply to Pattanayak and Bayer” Political Geography Quarterly, 1987, 265-67.

“Canadian Political Science Between the Relevant and the Irrelevant, the Rational and the Irrational, the Micro and the Macro, the Core and the Peripheries: Its Growth and Diversification in the Last Thirty Years” in D. Anckar and Erkki Berndtson (ed.) Political Science Between the Past and the Future, Helsinki: Political Science Association, 1988, 61-73.

“Left or Center? The Canadian Jewish Electorate, 1953-1983” Canadian Journal of Political Science, 1988, 691-715. Reprinted in R.J. Brym, W. Shaffir, M. Weinfield The Jews in Canada Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1993

“Conseil au Prince qui voudrait assurer la survie du français en Amérique du Nord”, 1988, 35-47, reprinted in Canadian Studies, 1988, number 25.

“L’aménagement linguistique et les effets pervers” in Paul Pupier and Jose Woehrling (ed.) Langue et Droit, Montréal: Wilson et Lafleur, 1989, 35-43.

“The Heroes’ Trade: A Contribution to a Geography of Culture,” Social Science Information, 1990, 279-295.

“City Centers viewed from the Peripheries: Psychological Factors Affecting a City’s Development” Ekistics, 1990, 95-98.

“Politics between the Positive and the Negative” Social Science Information, 1991, 257-267.

“Archétypes spatiaux et politique: le centre qui relie et le centre qui sépare” in R. Hudon et R. Pelletier, ed., L’engagement intellectuel Québec: Les Presses de l’Université Laval, 1991, 89-104.

“Democracy and Verticality: are there biophysical obstacles to democratic thought?” in A. Somit and R. Wildenmann, (ed) Hierarchy and Democracy, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 1991, 103-114.

“Language and Politics” in Mary Hawkesworth and Maurice Kogan Encyclopedia of Government and Politics London: Routledge. 1992, 586-602.

“L’identité ethnique du simple au composé : essai de typologie” in Jean-William Lapierre, Vincent Lemieux et Jacques Zylberberg Etre contemporain Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval, 1992,

“Canada, Switzerland, and Talcott Parsons” Queen’s Quarterly, 1992, 267-299; translated as “La Tour de Babel, le Canada, la Suisse, et Talcott Parsons” in André-Louis Sanguin (ed.) Les Minorités ethniques en Europe, Paris: l’Harmattan, 1993.

“Langue et fédéralisme ethnique” in Caroline Andrew, Linda Cardinale, François Houle, et Gilles Paquet, ed. L’ethnicité l’heure de la globalisation ACFAS: Outaouais, Université d’Ottawa, 1992, 70-81.

“Who are the Heroes? Comparing the Answers of Left and Right Wingers among Canadian, French, and American Students” Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada of 1991 , series 6 vol 2, 1993, 73-94.

“The Case for Ethnic Federalism in Multilingual Societies: Canada’s regional imperative” Regional Politics and Policy, 1993, 3,1, 23-43 reprinted in John Coakley,ed., The Territorial Management of Ethnic Conflicts (1993) London: Frank Cass, 23-44.

“L’heure du fédéralisme personnel est-elle arrivée” in Jean Lafontant (dir.) L’Etat et les minorités St Boniface: Presse universitaires de St Boniface, 1993, 55-65.

“les langues comme acteurs internationaux. Phénomènes de contagion et phénomènes d’irradiation” in B.Badie et A. Pelet, dir, Les relations internationales à l’épreuve de la science politique Paris: Economica, 1993, 211-224.

“Do Languages Behave Like Animals?” International Journal of the Sociology of Language,1993, 19-30.

“Ottawa, Christaller, Horowitz, and Parson” in John Taylor, Jean G.Lengell‚ et Caroline Andrew (ed.) Capital Cities, Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1993, 406-418

“Les langues se font la guerre” Quinzaine littéraire Paris n.629, 1993.

with John Meisel ” Mots clés et Constitution: quelques commentaires en guise de conclusion” in Jean Laponce et John Meisel (ed.) Debating the Constitution Ottawa: Ottawa University Press, 1994, 131-151.

with John Berry “Evaluating Research on Canada’s multiethic and multicultural society” in ” in John Berry and Jean Laponce ” Ethnicity and Culture in Canada: the research landscape Toronto: Toronto University Press, 1994, 3-16

“Ethnicity and Voting Studies in Canada: Primary and Secondary Sources: 1970-1991″ in John Berry and J.A. Laponce” op. cit, 1994, 179-202.

“Histoire et violence: comparaison du paysage historique d’�tudiants am�ricains, canadiens, et fran�ais” in Raymond Hudon et Bernard Fournier, dir, Jeunesse et politique, Presses de l’Universit�‚ Laval, 1994,405-422.

” Democracy and Incumbency: the Canadian Case” in A. Somit et al. (ed,) The Victorious Incumbent: a Threat to Democracy? Dartmouth: Dartmouth Publishing Compagny, 1994, 122-149.

” Les dix commandements entre la gauche et la droite” Social Science Information 1994, 77-92.

“On Three Nationalist Options” Political Geography, 1994, 192-94.

“Le producteur de culture entre contagion et irradiation” in Andr� Fauchon,dir., La production culturelle en milieu minoritaire Presses universitaires de St Boniface, 1994, 75-82.

“Bilinguals and Biligualism as Agents of Communication, Cooperation, and Conflict” Studies in Language and Culture Aichi: Aichi Shokutoku University, 1995, 55-78.

“Separating the Cultural from the Economic for Quebec and for Canada” in C.E.S. Franks et al, ed., Canada’s Century Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1995, 150-165.

with J. Sekhon “Ethnicity or Class? The Communist Electorate in Canada, 1945-77” Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 1995,n.2, 270-283.

“Ethnicity and Citizenship as Generators of Each Other: the Canadian Case” in Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 1995, 3, 1-8.

“The Institutional Options of the Multiethnic State: Presidential or Parliamentary regimes? PR or Majority Voting? Referendums or no Referendums? Consensual or Adversary Politics? Federal or Unitary Structures” Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences, 1995,2, 51-65.

“Minority Languages in Canada: Their Fate and Survival Strategies” in Andr� Lapierre, Patricia Smart, and Pierre Savard Language, Culture, and Values in Canada at the Dawn of the XXIst Century Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1996, 75-88.

“Who is at the Center of the World? Comparing the Mental Maps of American, Canadian, French, and Polish Students” in Aleksandra Jasinska-Kania and Jacek Raciborski,wd., Nation, Power, Society Warsaw: W.N. Scholar, 1996, 77-103.

“The Language System and the Language Policies of Canada: Functionalities and Dysfuntionalities” in K. Kulksar and D. Szabo,ed., Dual Images: Multiculturalism on Two Sides of the Atlantic. Budapest: Institute for Political Science of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1996, 98-112.

“Le profil de l’‚lecteur: trop de gauche? trop de haut? trop seul et trop de face?” in E.Dupoirier et J. L. Parodi. dir., Les indicateurs socio-politiques aujourd’hui Paris: L’harmattan, 1996, 35-48. voir aussi une version augment�e dans “Politique et soci�t�‚, 1996, 161-184.

with Bernard Saint Jacques ” Institutions as Problem Solvers” International Political Science Review, 1997, 133-136.

“Comment conjuguer le Qu‚bec et le Canada” in David M. Hayne, ed., Le Canada peut-il encore survivre? Toronto: Toronto University Press, 1997.

“Political Science: Drunken Walk or Functional Evolution” in Kristen Monroe (ed.) Contemporary Empirical Political Theory Berkeley: California University Press, 1997, 87-99.

“Condition minoritaire et hi�rarchie des identit�s personnelles” Intercultural Communication Studies, 1999,123-140.

“The Quebec Sovereignty Referendum of 1995: how not to manage a multinational polity” Politikon. 1999,103-119.

“From Physical Space to Political Perceptions” in Jean-Robert Pitte et Andr�-Louis Sanguin G�ographie et libert�. Paris: L’Harmattan 1999, 173-180.

“Switzerland: a Model for Canada? for a United Europe? for Other Multilingual Societies?” Intercultural Communication Studies 2000, 81-90.

“Conjuguer la soci�t� selon je, nous, ils” in M.Potvin, B.Fournier, Y. Couture, dir., L’individu et le citoyen dans la soci�t� moderne Montr�al: Presses de l’Universit� de Montr�al, 2000, 38-47 reprinted in a slightly augmented version a “Conjugaison et politique: droits individuels et droits collectifs” in G. Labelle et F. Houle (dir.) Pensee, ideologie et politique Ottawa: Presses de l’universite d’Ottawa, 2004, 203-214y.

avec F.P. Gingras ” A la recherche des repr�sentations d’appartenance” in M. Potvin, B. Fournier, Y, Couture L’individu dans la soci�t� moderne Montr�al: Presses de l’Uninersit� de Montr�al, 2000, 165-185.

“Notes in Search of a Paper to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of IPSA” Participation, 2000,1, 4-7.

” Gouvernance et d�centralisation: abeilles enthousiastes et sp�cialisation des fonctions” in Linda Cardinal and Caroline Andrew, dir. La d�mocratie � l’�preuve de la gouvernance, Ottawa: Presses de l’Universit� d’Ottawa, 2000, 145-151.

“Politics and the Law of Babel” Social Science Information vol 40, n.2, 2001, 179-194. French version “Retour � Babel” Revue fran�aise de science politique, 2001, n.3 483-493.

“From Avignon to Schleswig and Beyond: Sovereignty and Referendums” Institute of International Relations, UBC, June 2001, n.36, 1-28. (for expended version see next entry)

“National Self-determination: The case for Territorial Revisionism” Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 7, 2, 2001, 33-56.

“Le centre du monde: ic�ne ou carrefour?” International Review of Sociology, vol 11, n.3, 299-307, 2001.

“Loi de Babel et loi du march�: G�otrat�gies pour langues minoritaires” Terminogramme, n 99-100, 2001, 81-87; translated as “Babel and the Market:Geostrategies for Minority Languages” in J. Maurais and Michael Morris, ed., Languages in a Globalising World, Cambidge: Cambridge University Press, 2003, p. 58-64.

“Canada: The Case for Ehtnolinguitic Federalism in a Multilingial Society in J. Coakley,ed,, The Territorial Management of Ethnic Conflicts London, Cass, 2003, revised second ediion, ,23-45.

“Changing sovereignty and changing borders: vox populi or vox dei? in C.Muscara The Problem and scienceof human settlements: in the steps of Jean Gottmann Ekistics, 2003, vol.70 n.418-19.

.”Canada a Century from Now: a Federation of Nations? ” in C. Garfield and K.L.Gould,( eds) The Canadian Distinctiveness into the XXIst Century Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2003, 291-311.

“Language and Politics” in M. Hawkesworth and M Kogan (eds.)Encyclopedia of Government and Politics London: Routledge, 2004, 587-602.

“Andre Siegfried and Others” in A. Micholos (ed.) The Best Teacher I Ever Had Althouse Press, 2003, 138-41.

“Turning Votes into Territories: boundary referendums in Theory and practice” Political Geography 23,2004,169-183.

“Using a Role by Role Interview to Measure the Minority Effect” Social Science Information ,2004, 3, pp 477-492.

“Ethnicity and Solidarity:Comments on Laitin and Grin” in P. Van Paryjs (ed) Cultural Diversity versus Economic Solidarity, Bruxelles:De Boeck et Larcier, 2004, pp. 203-209

“Changing Sovereignty and Changing Borders: vox dei or vox populi? in Calogero Muscara, ed., The Problem and Science of Human Settlements: in the steps of Jean Gottmann, Ekistics, 70, 2004, n.418-19.

“Canada’s Mismatching Federations” in Kesselman and P. Resnick (ed.) Insiders and Outsiders, Vancouver: UBC Press 2005, pp 213-212.

“La gouvernance du francais au Canada en cinq ou six lois” in J-P Wallot La Gouvernance lingustique au Canada Presses de l’Universite d’Ottawa, 2005, pp 3-18.

“Perception de soi et du monde par le minoritaire et par le majoritaire” in Jean Tournon & Ramon Maiz Ethnicisme et Politique Paris: L’Harmattan, 2005, 53-65.

“Minority Languages and Globalization” in W. Safran & J. Laponce Language, Ethnic Identity and the State, 2005, 15-24.

“Frontiere ou libre circulation: dilemmes de la diversite linguistique” in La Geographie, 2007, p 212-219; expended as “L’UNESCO et la diversité linguistique: billes et acquarelles” in Guy Lachapelle, dir. (2008) Diversité culturelle, identités et mondialisation, Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval, 214-221..

“La puissance politique du francais” in J. Maurais et al, L’avenir du francais, Paris:AUF,2008, 57-60

Research on Ethnies and Nations: Comparing is the Way, But Comparing What? Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 2008, 14,2, 223-236.

Language and Sovereignty Referendums: The Convergence Effect, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 2012, 18:113-128.
Edited Works

With Paul Smoker Experimentation and Simulation in Political Science; University of Toronto Press, 1971, 464 pp.

With Jean Gottmann Politics and Geography, International Political Science Review, vol. 4, 1980, 154 pp.

Experimentation and Elections International Political Science Review, vol. 4, 1981, 113 pp.

Freedom and Boundaries International Political Science Review, vol. 2, 1984, 115 pp.

with John Berry Culture and Ethnicity in Canada: the research landscape, Toronto: Toronto University Press, 1994

with John Meisel Debating the Constitution Ottawa: Ottawa University Press, 1994.

with William Safran Ethnicity and Citizenship in Canada London: Cass, 1995.

with Bernard Saint Jacques Contrasting Political Institutions International Political Science Review 1997, number 3. Augmented Japanese translation in Democratic Viability in Politics 1999

with William Safran Language, Ethnic Identity and the State London: Routledge. 2005.