Ailsa Henderson's blog

Reflections from abroad: What comparativists can learn from territorial politics in the Canadian North

I first met Graham White when I arrived at the University of Toronto to complete a post-doctoral fellowship there. Because I had intended to compare institutional developments in different Westminster systems, and because I had just come from completing a PhD in Edinburgh, it seemed logical to compare devolution in the UK and Canada, as well as electoral reform in New Zealand and the republican referendum in Australia. All seemed to be examples of different attempts to adapt the Westminster system to domestic political cultures.