The article is devoted to the analysis of interconnection between French Canadian / Québécois nationalism and paradiplomacy of the province of Quebec, which is now quite noticeable and autonomous player on the international scene. Quebec began to actively develop its own external relations at the first half of the 1960s. The article shows that this was due to the general rise of French Canadian national movement (“the Quiet revolution”). The change in the attitude of French Canadians to the provincial political, economic and social institutions of Quebec which took place in this period played the most important role in this process. As a result they began to perceive Quebec as their own state (albeit not sovereign) and started to protect it and express their collective interests. This attitude has been projected abroad to the external relations of the province, which came to be regarded as a means of ensuring specific interests of the whole French-Canadian community and of promoting its identity. It is shown that Quebec paradiplomacy was often aimed at the demonstration of its national specificity and was used by the provincial government to achieve certain internal political goals. First of all, it concerns the “special partnership” established between Quebec and France. General conclusion is that the external relations of Quebec (which is currently designated by the term “identity paradiplomacy”) are directly related to its national peculiarities, which, however, is not always expressed solely in the desire for sovereignty.
|Translated title of the contribution||FRENCH CANADIAN / QUéBéCOIS NATIONALISM AND THE BEGINNING OF QUEBEC PARADIPLOMACY|
|Journal||Вестник Дипломатической академии МИД России. Россия и мир|
|State||Published - 2020|