James Bickerton is Professor of Political Science at St. Francis Xavier University. His books include, as author, Nova Scotia, Ottawa and the Politics of Regional Development ; as co-author, Ties That Bind: Parties and Voters in Canada and Freedom, Equality, Community: The Political Philosophy of Six Influential Canadians ; and most recently, as co-editor, Governing: Essays in Honour of Donald J. Savoie .
ALAIN-G. GAGNON Professor of Political Science at the UniversitÃ© du QuÃ©bec Ã MontrÃ©al, Canada. He is the author of The Case for Multinational Federalism (2010), the editor of Contemporary Canadian Federalism (2008) and the co-editor of Multinational Democracies (with James Tully, 2001). In 2008, he was elected Member of the Royal Society of Canada.nbsp; MICHAEL KEATING Professor of Politics at the University of Aberdeen, UK. He has published widely on European Politics, Nationalism, Devolution and Scottish Politics and Government and has taught in universities in England, Scotland, Canada, the USA, Spain and France and at the European University Institute in Florence.nbsp;