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December 1, 2015
Canadian Excellence

Thomas O. Hueglin


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Comparative Federalism: A Systematic Inquiry (2nd edition), with Alan Fenna (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015).  

We All Giggled: A Bourgeois Family Memoir (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2011). 

Classical Debates for the 21st Century: Rethinking Political Thought (Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2008).

Isolierte Partner, with Niels Lange and Thomas Jäger (Wiesbaden: VS, 2005).

Subsidiarität als rechtliches und politisches Ordnungsprinzip in Kirche, Staat und Gesellschaft, co-ed. with Peter Blickle and Dieter Wyduckel (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2002).

Early Modern Concepts for a Late Modern World: Althusius on Community and Federalism (Waterloo: WLU Press, 1999).

Sozietaler Föderalismus: Die Politische Theorie des Johannes Althusius (Berlin/New York: De Gruyter, 1991).

Tyrannei der Mehrheit. (Bern/Stuttgart: Verlag Paul Haupt, 1977).

Shorter Monographs

Exploring Concepts of Treaty Federalism, Research Report, Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (Government of Canada, 1993: CD-ROM).

A Political Economy of Federalism: In Search of a New Comparative Perspective, With Critical Intent Throughout (Kingston: Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, 1990).

Federalism and Fragmentation: A Comparative View of Political Accommodation in Canada (Kingston: Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, 1984).

Chapters (Selection)

"Embracing Imprefection: How Canada Fares in the Comparative Federalism Literature," in Nadia Verelli (ed.), Canada: The State of the Federation 2011. The Changing Federal Environment: Rebalancing Roles? (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014), 9-25.

“Federalism and Democracy: A Critical Reassessment,” in Grace Skogstad et al. (eds.), The Global Promise of Federalism (Toronto: Univeristy of Toronto Press, 2013), 17-42.

“Comparing Federalisms: Variations or Distinct Models?” in Arthur Benz and Jörg Broschek (eds.), Federal Dynamics: Continuity, Change, & and the Varieties of Federalism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), 27-47.

“Canada as a Model of Federal Governance,” in Gabrielle Appleby, Nicholas Aroney and John Thomas (eds.), The Future of Australian Federalism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 180-96.

“Federalism: An Alternative Category in Political Thought?” in Rekha Saxena (ed.), Varieties of Federal Governance (New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2011), 3-17.

“State and Church in the Political Thought of Althusius,” in Corrado Malandrino and Luca Savarino (eds.), Calvino e il Calvinismo Politico (Torino: Claudiana, 2011), 217-28.

“A Certain Degree of Social Homogeneity,” in Michael Behiels and François Rocher (eds.), Challenges for Canadian Federalism (Ottawa: Invenire Books, 2011, 87-118).

"Working around the American Model: Canadian Federalism and the European Union," in Linda A. White et al. (eds.), The Comparative Turn in Canadian Political Science (Vancouver: UBCPress 2008), 140-57.

"Verfassung - Verfassungsänderung - Verfassungsflexibilität," in Peter Bussjäger and Felix Knüpling (eds.), Können Verfassungsreformen gelingen? (Wien: Braunmüller, 2008), 49-63.

"The Principle of Subsidiarity," in Ian Peach (ed.), Constructing Tomorrow's Federalism (Regina: University of Manitoba Press, 2007), 210-18.

"Canada," in and Katy Le Roy and Cheryl Saunders  (eds.), Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Governance in Federal Countries (Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006), 101-34.

"Althusius in Question: Interpretation and Relevance," in Francesco Ingravalle and Corrado Malandrino (eds.), Il Lessico della Politica di Johannes Althusius (Firenze: Leo S. Olschki, 2005), 61-71.

"Il federalismo come categoria alternativa nel pensiero politico?" in Sandro Chignola and Giuseppe Duso (eds.), Sui Concetti Giuridici e Politici della Costituzione dell'Europa (Milano: Franco Angeli, 2005), 265-78; (transl. by Mauro Farnesi Camellone).

"Johannes Althusius (1557-1638)," in Wilhelm Bleek (ed.) Klassiker der Politik (Muenchen: Beck, 2005), 65-79.

"Taking Stock: Althusius After Four Hundred Years," in Frederick S. Carney, Heinz Schilling and Dieter Wyduckel (eds.), Jurisprudenz, Politische Theorie und politische Theologie (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 20004), 305-18.

"Compounded Federal Democracy," in Peter Bussjaeger and Anna Gamper (eds.), The Homogeneity of Democracy, Rights and the Rule of Law in Federal and Confederal Systems (Wien: Wilhelm Braunmueller, 2003), 111-24.

"Decentralization and Good Governance," in Raoul Blindenbacher and Arnold Koller (eds.), Federalism in a Changing World (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2003), 315-24.

"The Bottom-Up Perspective of Early Modern Federalism and its Relevance for Local Governance,"[in Japanese; transl. By Jiro Yamaguchi], in Jiro Yamaguchi, Mikine Yamazaki and Ken Endo (eds.), Globalization and Local Governance (Tokyo and Sapporo: Iwanami, 2003), 235-50.

"Föderalismus und Subsidiarität: Ein Beitrag zu Schnittstellen in der politischen Ideengeschichte," in Peter Blickle, Thomas Hueglin and Dieter Wyduckel (eds.), Subsidiarität als rechtliches und politisches Ordungsprinzip in Kirche, Staat und Gesellschaft, special issue 20 of Rechtstheorie (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2002),325-36.

"Majoritarianism and Consociationalism," in Roland Axtmann (ed.), Understanding Democratic Politics (London: Sage, 2003), 61-71.

"Subsidiarität in der Europäischen Union zwischen Althusius und katholischer Soziallehre," in Emilio Bonfatti, Giuseppe Duso and Merio Scattola (eds.), Politische Begriffe und historisches Umfeld in der Politica Methodice Digesta des Johannes Althusius (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2002), 363-74.

"Federalism and the Third Way: Possibilities for Post-Parliamentary Democratic Governance," in Oliver Schmidtke (ed.), The Third Way Transformation of Social Democracy (Burlington: Ashgate, 2002), 221-48.

"Althusian Federalism for a Post-Westphalian World," in Stephen Brooks (ed.), The Challenge of Cultural Pluralism (Westport: Praeger, 2002), 105-20.

"Föderalismusgeschichte(n)," in Roland Kley and Silvano Möckli (eds.), Geisteswissenschaftliche Dimensionen der Politik (Bern: Haupt, 2000), 266-98.

"Federalismo constitucional vs. federalismo por tratado en Canada," in Paz C. Márquez-Padilla and Julián Castro Rea (eds.), El nuevo federalismo en América del Norte (México: CISAN, 2000), 175-216.

"Globalization Without Citizens," in Carl Lankowski (ed.), Governing Beyond the Nation-State (Washington D.C.: AICGS, The Johns Hopkins University, 1999), 41-63.

"Covenant and Federalism in the Politics of Althusius," in Daniel J. Elazar and John Kincaid (eds.), The Covenant Connection: From Federal Theology to Modern Federalism (Lanham MD: Lexington Books, 2000), 31-54.

"Government, Governance, Governmentality: Understanding the EU as a Project of Universalism," in Beate Kohler-Koch and Rainer Eising (eds.), The Transformation of Governance in the European Union (London: Routledge, 1999), 249-66.

"Regieren in Europa als universalistisches Projekt," in Klaus-Dieter Wolf (ed.), Projekt Europa im Übergang (Baden-Baden: Nomos, 1997), 91-108.

"The Orderly and the Extremist: Understanding German Political Culture," in Matthias Zimmer (ed.), Germany: Phoenix in Trouble? (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1997), 133-56.

"Die Neuordnung Europas als Chance eines regionalen Foederalismus," in Thomas Jaeger and Melanie Piepenschneider (eds.), Europa 2020 (Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag, 1997), 97-122.

"Europe’s Ambiguous Federalism: A Conceptual and Analytical Critique," in Alan Cafruny and Carl Lankowski (ed.), Europe’s Emerging Identity (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 1997), 45-68.

"New Wine in Old Bottles? Federalism and Nation States in the Twenty-First Century: A Conceptual Overview," in Karen Knop et al. (eds.), Rethinking Federalism: Citizens, Markets, and Governments in a Changing World (Vancouver, BC: UBC Press, 1995), 203-223.

"Althusius—Vordenker des Subsidiaritaetsprinzips," in A. Riklin, et al. (eds.), Susidiaritaet (Baden-Baden: Nomos, 1994), 99-117.

"Althusius and the Modern Theory of Civil Society," in A. Bibic, et al. (eds.), Civil Society, Political Society, Democracy (Ljubljana: Slovenian Political Science Association, 1994), 73-93.

"Gross-Deutschland in Europa: Planned or Unplanned Effects of the German Anschluss on Hegemonic Leadership in the European Community," in William D. Graf (ed.), The Internationalization of the German Political Economy. (London: Macmillan, 1992), 285-306.

"Disintermediation and Accidental Anarchy," in Manuel J. Pelaez (ed.), Estudios de Economia Politica (Malaga: AAVT 1990), 283-308.

"Johannes Althusius: Eine ‘alternative’ Institutionentheorie der fruehen Neuzeit?" in G. Goehler et al. (eds.), Politische Institutionen im gesellschaftlichen Umbruch (Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag: 1990), 203-30.

"Canadian Federalism in Comparative Perspective," in R.D. Olling and M. Westmacott (eds.), Perspectives on Canadian Federalism. (Scarborough: Prentice-Hall), 1988, 16-32.

"Legitimacy, Democracy, and Federalism," in W. Chandler and H. Bakvis (eds.), Federalism and the Role of the State (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1987), 32-54.

"Johannes Althusius: Medieval Constitutionalist or Modern Federalist?" in D.J. Elazar (ed.), Federalism as Grand Design (Lanham: University Press of America, 1987), 15-47 (reprint).

Journal Articles (Selection)

“Treaty Federalism as a Model of Policy Making: Comparing Canada and the European Union,” Canadian Public Administration 56: 2 (2013), 185-202.

"Federalism at the Crossroads: Old Meanings, New Significance,"Canadian Journal of Political Science 36:2 (June 2003), 275-94.

"Federalism, Subsidiarity and the European Tradition," (trans. into Russian) Kazan Federalist no 4 (2002), 79-91.

"Compounded Federal Democracy," Indian Journal of Federal Studies 1 (2003), 1-15.

"Federalismo althusiano in un mondo post-westfalico: concetti proto-moderni per un ordine democratico tardo-moderno," Paradosso, annuario di filosofia (2002), 35-58.

"Democracia, Federalismo, Governabilidad" Foro Internacional 41: 3 (2001), 501-29.

"From Constitutional to Treaty Federalism: A Comparative Perspective," Publius: The Journal of Federalism 30: 4 (Fall 2000), 137-52.

"Le federalisme d'Althusius dans un monde tard-moderne", Europe en formation 312 (1999), 27-54.

"Das westfaelische System aus der Foederalismusperspektive des Althusius," in Werner Krawietz (ed.), Beiheft Rechtstheorie (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 1999, 153-73).

"Have We Studied the Wrong Authors? On Johannes Althusius as a Political Theorist," reprint in Giuseppe Duso et al. (eds.), Konsens und Konsoziation in der politischen Theorie des frühen Föderalismus, Beiheft Rechtstheorie (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 1997), 219-40.

"Federalism as Balance: A Reply to Paul Piccone and Gary Ulmen," Telos 102 (1995), 159-61.

"Federalism, Subsidiarity and the European Tradition," Telos, 100 (1994), 37-55.

"Have We Studied the Wrong Authors? On Johannes Althusius as a Political Theorist," Studies in Political Thought 1: 1 (1992), 75-93.

"Velka Nemecko v Europe," Kontext (Praha 1991), 9-14.

"Machiavelli Revisited in the Neo-Conservative Age," Journal of History and Politics 8 (1990), 123-152.

"Desorganizacja Kapitalizmu a Przemiany Dnia Dzisiejszego," Zeszyty History-Polityczne 2: 65 (1990), 3-20.

"Better Small and Beautiful Than Big and Ugly? Regionalism, Capitalism and the Postindustrial State," International Political Science Review 10: 3 (1989), 209-21.

"The Politics of Limited Pluralism: West Germany as a Paradigmatic Case," Studies in Political Economy 28 (1989), 111-36.

"The Politics of Fragmentation in an Age of Scarcity," Canadian Journal of Political Science 20: 2 (1987), 235-64.

"Regionalism in Western Europe: Conceptual Problems of a New Political Perspective," Comparative Politics 18: 4 (1986), 439-458.

"Yet the Age of Anarchism?" Publius: The Journal of Federalism 15: 2 (1985), 101-112.

"Scarcity and Centralization: The Concept of European Integration," International Political Science Review 4: 3 (1983), 345-360.

"The Idea of Empire: Conditions for Integration and Disintegration in Europe," Publius: The Journal of Federalism 12: 3 (1982), 11-42.

"Johannes Althusius: Rekonstruktion und Relevanz," Siegener Hochschulblaetter 4: 1 (1981), 44-53.

"Althusius, Federalism, and the Notion of the State," Il Pensiero Politico XII: 2 (1980), 225-232.

"Johannes Althusius: Medieval Constitutionalist or Modern Federalist?" Publius: The Journal of Federalism 9: 4 (1979), 9-41.