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Unidentical Twins:  Revisiting the Continental Divide
Unidentical Twins: Revisiting the Continental Divide
Professor Daniel Béland
Martin Lipset famously wrote about the existence of a “continental divide” grounded in distinct national values existing on each side of the Canada-US boarder. Here I contrast his continental divide argument with an institutionalist approach that places Canada and the US in a broader comparative context featuring other advanced industrial countries. Through this lens, Canada and the US appear as “unidentical twins” that have much in common, despite key differences and their own internal diversity.  
Daniel Béland is the Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and James McGill Professor in the Department of Political Science at McGill University. A specialist of federalism and public policy in comparative perspective, he has published 20 books and more than 160 articles in peer-reviewed journals. His most recent book is Universality and Social Policy in Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2019; edited with Gregory P. Marchildon and Michael J. Prince).
Lecture Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Lecture Date : 09/23/2021      
Program Year : 2021-22      
Term : Fall      
Fee : $10.00