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Félix Mathieu

Félix Mathieu Title: Assistant Professor
Office: 6L11
Building: Lockhart Hall
Phone: 204.786.9396
Email: f.mathieu@uwinnipeg.ca


Félix Mathieu holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Université du Québec à Montréal (B.A. and M.A. from Université Laval). Before joining the Department of Political Science at the University of Winnipeg, where he teaches mostly in the field of Canadian politics, Prof. Mathieu was a postdoctoral fellow at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Catalonia, Spain). Winner of a 2018 Political Book Prize from the National Assembly of Québec, he has presented his research findings in dozens of countries and published articles in some of the most important scientific journals in his field, such as Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Canadian Journal of Political Science, Supreme Court Law Review, Ethnicities, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism. With Dr. Dave Guénette, Prof. Mathieu has co-designed the Societal Culture Index (SCI), an analytical tool to study and compare the relative “institutional capacity” of minority nations evolving in multinational democracies.

His current research project focuses on Canadian politics and comparative federalism.

Research Interests:

Canadian politics, Quebec studies, comparative federalism, nationalism, multiculturalism/interculturalism, constitutional studies, public opinions in Canada.

Selected Publications:


Mathieu, Félix (forthcoming). Taking Pluralism Seriously. Complex Societies Under Scrutiny. Montréal and Kingston, McGill-Queen’s University Press, Coll. Democracy, Diversity and Citizen Engagement.

English version of Les défis du pluralisme à l’ère des sociétés complexes. Québec, Presses de l’Université du Québec, Coll. Politeia (2017), 294 p.

Brie, Evelyne and Félix Mathieu (forthcoming). Un pays divisé : identité, fédéralisme et régionalisme au Canada. Québec, Presses de l’Université Laval, Coll. Diversité et démocratie.

Mathieu, Félix, Dave Guénette and Alain-G. Gagnon (Eds.) (2020). Cinquante déclinaisons de fédéralisme : théorie, enjeux et études de cas, Québec, Presses de l’Université du Québec, Coll. Politeia, 682 p. Available in Open-Access.

Mathieu, Félix and Dave Guénette (Eds.) (2019). Ré-imaginer le Canada : Vers un État multinational?, Québec, Les Presses de l’Université Laval, Coll. Diversité et démocratie, 417 p. Available in Open-Access.

Research Articles

Lamy, Guillaume and Félix Mathieu (2021). “Les quatre temps de l’interculturalisme au Québec”, Canadian Journal of Political Science/Revue canadienne de science politique, 53 (4): 777-799.

Mathieu, Félix and Marc A. Bodet (2019). “Interpreting National Trajectories with Gellner, Anderson and Smith: The Case of Quebec”, Revista d’Estudis Autonòmics i Federals – Journal of Self-government, No 29: 17-50.

Mathieu, Félix and Dave Guénette (2018). “Introducing a Societal Culture Index to Compare Minority Nations”, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 48(2): 217-243.

Mathieu, Félix (2018). “The Failure of State Multiculturalism in the UK? An Analysis of the UK’s Multicultural Policy for 2000-2015”, Ethnicities, 18(1): 43-69.

Mathieu, Félix and Guy Laforest (2016). “Uncovering National Nexus’s Representations: The Case of Québec”, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 16(3): 378-400.