Bernard Fournier


Bernard Fournier graduated from Université Laval, Quebec City (B.A., M.A.) and the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (DÉA, doctorate). He was a visiting researcher in the United States (University of Rochester, New York and University of California, Irvine) and in Belgium (Hoover Chair in Economic and Social Ethics, Université catholique de Louvain, and Vrije Universiteit Brussel). From 2002 to 2005, he was Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada) and chargé de cours at the Département de science politique de l’Université de Liège from 2006 to 2010.
His current work deals with political behaviour in Canada and Europe - especially the involvement of young people in politics -, nationalism and identities, distributive justice and the role of the state, as well as, more globally, methodological and epistemological issues in social science.
With Raymond Hudon, he coedited Jeunesses et politique, a handbook in two volumes on youth and politics, published in Quebec City (Presses de l'Université Laval, 1994) and Paris (L’Harmattan, 1994). He also edited a book with Maryse Potvin and Yves Couture on citizenship and individualism (L’individu et le citoyen dans la société moderne, Presses de l'Université de Montréal, 2000) and, with Min Reuchamps, Le fédéralisme en Belgique et au Canada. Comparaison sociopolitique (de Boeck, 2009). In 2012, he codirected a second volume with Raymond Hudon on civic and political involvement of the young (Engagements citoyens et politiques de jeunes, Presses de l'Université Laval).
He is voluntary researcher in the Department at the moment and teaches at the Haute école de la province de Liège.
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