Alan Whitehorn, BA, MA, PhD. Professor - War Studies Post Graduate Degree Programme

Alan Whitehorn, BA, MA, PhD. Professor - War Studies Post Graduate Degree Programme
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(613) 541-6000
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War Studies Post Graduate Degree Programme
Royal Military College of Canada
PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, Ontario, CANADA
K7K 7B4

Brief History

Dr. Alan Whitehorn, Professor
photo: Lusine Nerkararyan

Alan Whitehorn is professor of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario. He received his BA in Political Science and History (York) and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science (Carleton). While at Carleton University, he was research director on David Lewis's memoirs The Good Fight. For almost three decades Professor Whitehorn has taught at RMC in the areas of Canadian parties and public opinion, comparative politics and political theory. Active in the formation of the faculty union, he has served on its executive in a number of senior positions. From 1994 to 1996, Dr. Whitehorn was the first holder of the J.S. Woodsworth chair in Humanities at Simon Fraser University. During 1997/1998 he was a visiting associate at McGill University (fall semester), adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University (spring semester), visiting professor at Carleton University 2005 (winter semester). Amongst his publications are a number of articles and chapters on the former Yugoslavia and the Armenian genocide, including the book The Armenian Genocide: Resisting the Inertia of Indifference (co-author with Lorne Shirinian) (Kingston, Blue Heron, 2001). His most recent book is entitled Ancestral Voices: Ethnic Roots, Identity and a Genocide Remembered (Winnipeg, Hybrid, 2007). An earlier book of poetry was entitled Poems: Political and Philosophical (Winnipeg, Hybrid, 2002). Professor Whitehorn has also written extensively on Canadian politics both in scholarly books and in newspapers and magazines. He is the author of Canadian Socialism: Essays on the CCF-NDP (Toronto, Oxford University Press, 1992), co-author (with Keith Archer) of Political Activists: The NDP in Convention (Toronto, Oxford University Press, 1997), and co-editor (with Hugh G. Thorburn) of the 8th edition of Party Politics in Canada (Toronto, Prentice Hall/Pearson Education, 2000). Professor Whitehorn has written a number of entries for The Canadian Encyclopedia (Hurtig/McClelland and Stewart, book, CD-ROM and Internet editions), The Oxford Companion to Canadian History (Toronto, Oxford, 2004), and the Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan (2005). He has chapters in Party Politics in Canada (Toronto, Prentice Hall-Pearson Education, various editions), Party Democracy in Canada (Toronto, Prentice Hall, 1987), The Canadian General Election of 1988 (Ottawa, Carleton University Press, 1989), Leaders and Leadership in Canadian Politics (Toronto, Oxford, 1994), The Canadian General Election of 1993 (Ottawa, Carleton University Press, 1994), Gender and Contemporary Canadian Politics (Toronto, Oxford, 1995), The Canadian General Election of 1997 (Toronto, Dundurn, 1997), The Canadian General Election of 2000 (Toronto, Dundurn, 2001), Mapping Canadian Federalism for India (Delhi, Konark, 2002), The Canadian General Election of 2004 (Toronto, Dundurn, 2004), ), The Canadian Federal Election of 2006 (Toronto, Dundurn, 2006), Canadian Parties in Transition (Peterborough, Broadview, 2006) and Yearbook on International Communist Affairs (Stanford, Hoover Institution, various years). He is also a cross-appointed professor at Queen's University in Kingston and an Associate of the Institute for Humanities at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver/Burnaby.

Publications (chronological order)

Books:


  1. Canadian Socialism: Essays on The CCF-NDP (Toronto, Oxford, 1992).

  2. Political Activists: NDP in Convention (Toronto, Oxford, 1997) (co-author with Keith Archer).

  3. Party Politics in Canada (Toronto, Prentice Hall/Pearson Education, Toronto, 2000, 8th edition) (co-editor with Hugh Thorburn).

  4. The Armenian Genocide: Resisting the Inertia of Indifference (Kingston, Blue Heron, 2001) (co-author Lorne Shirinian).

  5. Poems: Political and Philosophical (Winnipeg, Hybrid, 2002).

  6. Ancestral Voices: Ethnic Roots, Identity and a Genocide Remembered (Winnipeg, Hybrid, 2007).

  7. Just Poems: Reflections on the Armenian Genocide
    (Winnipeg, Hybrid, 2009).
 

Journal Articles / Book Chapters:

  1. "What Men Live By: An Analysis of Solzhenitsyn's Writings", Canadian Slavonic Papers, Vol. XIII, 2 and 3, 1971.
  2. "Alienation and Workers' Self‑Management", Canadian Slavonic Papers, Vol. 14, No. 2, 1974.
  3. "Yugoslav Bibliography ‑ A Computerized Listing", Institute of Soviet and East European Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, 1975.
  4. "Yugoslav Constitutional Developments: An Expression of Growing Nationality Rights and Powers 1945‑1972", East European Quarterly, No. 3, 1975.
  5. "Radnicko Samoupravljanje ‑ socijalisticki mit ili prognoza", (Workers' Self‑Management ‑ Socialist Myth or Prognostication), Revija za sociologijo, No. 1/2, 1976 (1977).
  6. "Bibliography on the CCF‑NDP and Canadian Socialism" (Sept. 1976) published in Anne Scotton, ed., Bibliography of All Sources Relating to the Co‑operative Commonwealth Federation and the New Democratic Party in Canada (Ottawa: Woodsworth Archives, 1977).
  7. "Yugoslav Workers' Self‑Management: A Blueprint for Industrial Democracy?", Canadian Slavonic Papers (Sept. 1978).
  8. "Alienation and Industrial Society: A Case Study of Workers' Self‑Management", Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, (May, 1979).
  9. "Yugoslavia: A Case Study of Self‑Managing Socialism?", in Andre Liebich (ed.) The Future of Socialism in Europe, (Montreal, ICES, 1979).
  10. "Preface" to George Sanderson, ed., A New Role for Labour: Industrial Democracy Today, (Toronto, McGraw, Hill‑Ryerson, 1979).
  11. "Workers' Self‑Management: Lessons from the Yugoslav Experience" in Hem Jain, ed., Worker's Participation: Success and Problems (N.Y., Praeger, 1980).
  12. "Canada" in F. Staar, ed., Yearbook on International Communist Affairs (Stanford, Hoover Institution, 1981).
  13. "A Note on Sources" in David Lewis, The Good Fight: Political Memoirs 1909‑1958 (Toronto, Macmillan, 1981) Also edited these posthumously published memoirs.
  14. "Canada" in F. Staar, ed., Yearbook On International Communist Affairs (Stanford, Hoover Institution, 1982).
  15. "Canada" in R. Wesson, ed., Yearbook on International Communist Affairs (Stanford, Hoover Institution, 1983).
  16. "Alienation and Socialism: An Analysis of Yugoslav Workers' Self‑Management", Economic Analysis and Workers' Management, (1983, #3).
  17. "Canada" in F. Staar, ed., Yearbook on International Communist Affairs (Stanford, Hoover Institution, 1984).
  18. "New Democratic Party: Fifty Years After" in H. Thorburn, ed., Party Politics in Canada (Toronto, Prentice‑Hall, 5th edition, 1985). Also printed as a pamphlet by the Douglas‑Coldwell Foundation.
  19. "An Analysis of the Historiography of the CCF‑NDP" in B. Brennan, ed., Building the Co‑operative Commonwealth (Regina, Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1985).
  20. "David Lewis", The Canadian Encyclopedia (Edmonton, Hurtig, 1985 1st edition, also 2nd edition 1988, also Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, CD-ROM edition 1998; 3rd edition, 2000; CD-ROM & web site edition 2002; also translated and published in L'Encyclopedie du Canada (Montreal, Alain Stanké, 1987, 1st edition, also 2,000, 2nd edition).
  21. "Stephen Lewis", The Canadian Encyclopedia (Edmonton, Hurtig, 1985 1st edition, also 2nd edition 1988, also Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, CD-ROM edition 1998; 3rd edition, 2000; CD-ROM & web site edition 2002; 2006 website edition; also translated and published in L'Encyclopedie du Canada (Montreal, Alain Stanké, 1987, 1st edition, also 2,000, 2nd edition).
  22. "New Democratic Party", The Canadian Encyclopedia (Edmonton, Hurtig, 1985 1st edition, also 2nd edition 1988, also Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, CD-ROM edition 1998; 3rd edition, 2000; CD-ROM & web site edition 2002; website edition 2004; website edition 2006; also translated and published in L'Encyclopedie du Canada (Montreal, Alain Stanké, 1987, 1st edition, also 2,000, 2nd edition).
  23. "Social Democracy", The Canadian Encyclopedia (Edmonton, Hurtig, 1985 1st edition, also 2nd edition 1988, also Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, CD-ROM edition 1998; 3rd edition, 2000; CD-Rom & web site edition 2002; also translated and published in L'Encyclopedie du Canada (Montreal, Alain Stanké, 1987, 1st edition, also 2,000, 2nd edition).
  24. "Canada" in F. Staar, ed., Yearbook on International Communist Affairs (Stanford, Hoover Institution, 1985).
  25. "Participant's Report: The Government" (coauthor) in D. Wilson, ed., Democratic Socialism: The Challenge of the Eighties and Beyond (Vancouver, New Star Books, 1985).
  26. "Canada" in F. Staar, ed., Yearbook On International Communist Affairs (Stanford, Hoover Institution, 1986).
  27. "The New Democratic Party in Convention", in G. Perlin, ed., Party Democracy in Canada (Toronto, Prentice Hall, 1987).
  28. "Douglas and the Historians" NeWest, (May, 1987).
  29. "Marion Dewar", The Canadian Encyclopedia (Edmonton, Hurtig, 2nd edition 1988, also Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, CD-ROM edition 1998; 3rd edition, 2000; CD-ROM & web site edition 2002; website edition 2006).
  30. "The New Democratic Party: Dashed Hopes" in Frizzell, et. al., The Canadian General Election of 1988 (Ottawa, Carleton University Press, 1989).
  31. "Yugoslavia: Workers' Control or Workers Controlled?" in R. D. Schweitzer and F. Geyer, eds., Alienation Theories and De-alienation Strategies (London, Science Reviews Ltd., 1989).
  32. "Opinion Structure Among New Democratic Party Activists: A Comparison with Liberals and Conservatives", Canadian Journal of Political Science, (March 1990) (co-author Keith Archer).
  33. "The CCF-NDP and the End of the Broadbent Era" in H. Thorburn, ed., Party Politics in Canada (Toronto, Prentice-Hall, 1991).
  34. "Opinion Structure Of New Democrat, Liberal and Conservative Activists" in H. Thorburn, ed., Party Politics in Canada (Toronto, Prentice-Hall, 6th edition, 1991; updated & revised versions also published in 7th edition, 1995 and published in 8th edition, 2000) (co-author Keith Archer).
  35. "The Communist Party of Canada" in H. Thorburn, ed., Party Politics in Canada (Toronto, Prentice-Hall, 6th edition 1991).
  36. "In Search of a Praxis for Alienation Research", in A. Oldenquist and M. Rosner, eds, Alienation, Community and Work (Westport, Greenwood, 1991).
  37. "David Lewis" in L. Heaps, ed, Our Canada (Lorimer, Toronto, 1991).
  38. Canadian Trade Unions and the New Democratic Party (Industrial Relations Centre, Queen's University, Kingston, 1993) (coauthor Keith Archer).
  39. "Grace MacInnis, the CCF-NDP and the Quest for Social Justice" in S.P. Lewis, Grace: Grace Woodsworth MacInnis (Vancouver, Harbour, 1993).
  40. "NDP Activists and Political Leadership" in R. Wagenberg, et al., eds., Leaders and Leadership in Canadian Politics (Toronto, Oxford, 1994) (coauthor Keith Archer).
  41. "Audrey McLaughlin and the New Democratic Party" in Frizzell et al., eds., The Canadian General Election of 1993 (Ottawa, Carleton University Press, 1994).
  42. "The Gender Gap in the New Democratic Party" in P.F. Gingras, ed., Gender and Contemporary Canadian Politics (Toronto, Oxford, 1995) (coauthor Keith Archer).
  43. "Audrey McLaughlin and the Decline of the Federal NDP" in H. Thorburn, ed., Party Politics in Canada (Toronto, Prentice-Hall, 7th edition, 1995).
  44. "The End of the Communist Party of Canada?" in H. Thorburn, ed., Party Politics in Canada (Toronto, Prentice-Hall, 7th edition, 1995).
  45. "Alexa McDonough" The Canadian Encyclopedia (Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, CD-ROM edition, 1998; 3rd edition, 2000; CD-ROM & web site edition 2002, also translated and published in L'Encyclopedie du Canada (Montreal, Alain Stanké, 2,000, 2nd edition).
  46. "Socialism" The Canadian Encyclopedia (Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, CD-ROM edition, 1998; 3rd edition, 2000; CD-ROM & web site edition 2002), (co-author).
  47. "Alexa McDonough and Atlantic Breakthrough for the New Democratic Party" in A. Frizzell and J. Pammett eds., The Canadian General Election of 1997 (Toronto, Dundurn, 1997).
  48. "Audrey McLaughlin" The Canadian Encyclopedia (Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, CD-ROM edition, 1998; 3rd edition, 2000; CD-ROM & web site edition 2002, also translated and published in L'Encyclopedie du Canada (Montreal, Alain Stanké, 2,000, 2nd edition).
  49. "Canada's Domestic Scene and the Canadian Army Towards 2000" in S. Friesen, ed., In the Arena: The Army and the Future Security Environment (Directorate of Land Strategic Concepts Research Note 9901, Department of National Defence, Kingston, 1999.
  50. "Alexa McDonough and NDP Gains in Atlantic Canada" in H. Thorburn & A. Whitehorn, eds., Party Politics in Canada (Toronto, Prentice Hall/Pearson Education, Toronto, 2000, 8th edition).
  51. "Introduction" (co-author with H. Thorburn) in H. Thorburn & A. Whitehorn, eds., Party Politics in Canada (Toronto, Prentice Hall/Pearson Education, Toronto, 2000, 8th edition).
  52. "The Armenian Genocide: A Canadian Perspective" Conference on Human Rights Issues in the Eastern Mediterranean and Asia Minor (Toronto, Hellenic Canadian Federation of Ontario, 2000).
  53. "The 2000 NDP Campaign: Social Democracy at the Crossroads" in C. Dornan and J. Pammett eds., The Canadian General Election of 2000 (Toronto, Dundurn, 2001).
  54. "From Alienation to Community: An Existential Voyage" in I. Angus,ed., Anarcho-Modernism (Vancouver, Talon, 2001).
  55. "Ideologies and Parties in Canada" in R. Saxena, ed., Canadian Federal Experience: Relevance for India (Delhi, Manohar, 2002).
  56. "Jack Layton" The Canadian Encyclopedia (CD-ROM & web site edition 2003; website edition 2004; website edition 2006).
  57. "New Democratic Party" in G. Hallowel, ed., The Oxford Companion to Canadian History (Toronto, Oxford, 2004).
  58. "MJ Coldwell" in B. Quiring, ed, Saskatchewan Political Biography (Regina, Canadian Plains Research Center, 2004). Also published in Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan (Regina, Canadian Plains Research Center, 2005).
  59. "Lorne Nystrom" in B. Quiring, ed, Saskatchewan Political Biography(Regina, Canadian Plains Research Center, 2004). Also published in Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan (Regina, Canadian Plains Research Center, 2005).
  60. "Jack Layton and the NDP: Gains But No Breakthrough" in C. Dornan and J. Pammett eds., The Canadian General Election of 2004 (Toronto, Dundurn, 2004).
  61. "Regina Manifesto" in Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan (Regina, Canadian Plains Research Center, 2005).
  62. "The NDP and Strategic Voting" in C. Dornan and J. Pammett eds., The Canadian General Election of 2006 (Toronto, Dundurn, 2006).
  63. "Social Democracy and the New Democratic Party" in A. Gagnon & B. Tanguay, eds., Canadian Parties in Transition (Peterborough, Broadview, 2007).

Political and Other Journalism:

  1. "Get your tickets now, you too could be an instant senator", New Democrat, May/June, 1975.
  2. "Participatory structures viewed positively by MIT conference", Labour Gazette, October 1978
  3. "Ontario NDP fortunes on the rise", New Democrat, March 1979.
  4. "For a party that's tired of coming in third, new leader Bob Rae appears to be a winner", The Whig Standard, February 8, 1982.
  5. "Tory party chose style over savy", The Whig Standard, June 13, 1983.
  6. "Lament for a Nation ‑ Armenia", The Armenian Weekly, June 11, 1983.
  7. "NDP rewrites '33 manifesto", The Whig Standard, July, 1983.
  8. "Leadership is gateway to PM's job", The Whig Standard, June 18, 1984.
  9. "A time to renew the vision", The Whig Standard, July 3, 1985.
  10. "The Liberals: A revitalized party and a new, improved Turner face the future", The Whig Standard, December 3, 1986.
  11. "Speculation over NDP Leadership", Financial Post, Feb. 7, 1989.
  12. "A Regionally Skewed Party Strives For Renewal", The Whig Standard, December 4, 1989.
  13. " Week of Wonders in Canadian Politics ushered in 'electronic federalism'", The Whig Standard, June 27, 1990.
  14. "Echoes of history: Only time will tell if NDP escapes fate of United Farmers", The Whig Standard, September 7, 1990.
  15. "Socialist idealism meets governmental realism at Ontario NDP policy conference", The Whig Standard, March 14, 1991.
  16. "No pleasing everyone: Rae signals greater militancy at NDP convention", The Whig Standard, June, 1992.
  17. "Is Canada about to become a statistic?", The Whig Standard, October 27, 1992.
  18. "Domestic disappointment, foreign achievement", The Whig Standard, 1993.
  19. "Policy debate forgotten: This was about winning", The Whig Standard, June 16, 1993
  20. "No party has a monopoly on truth -- but all contribute", The Whig Standard, October 1993.
  21. "Redrawing the Political Map", The Whig Standard, November 1, 1993.
  22. "The trade union movement and the NDP", The New Ontario Democrat, Summer, 1994.
  23. "The future of social democracy and the New Democratic Party", The Commonwealth, October, 1994.
  24. "New tasks for a reborn federal NDP", Vancouver Sun, November 24, 1994.
  25. "1995 a year to remember for the NDP", Vancouver Sun, January 20, 1995.
  26. "Can Harcourt avoid Rae's pathway to oblivion", Vancouver Sun, June 14, 1995.
  27. "How the NDP Chooses", Canadian Forum, September, 1995.
  28. "Love and Politics: The Art of Juan Sanchez and Nora Patrich", Briarpatch, November, 1995
  29. "An NDP historian's handicap of the race", Vancouver Sun, October 13, 1995.
  30. "Leadership for the Millenium", Forwards, February, 1996.
  31. "Downsized, privatized and dismantled", Vancouver Sun, April 17, 1996."
  32. "My election campaign--Hey mom, dad's on TV again", Vancouver Sun, June 1, 1996.
  33. "Leadership Selection in the CCF-NDP", The New Ontario Democrat, February, 1996
  34. "Big weekend ahead for Canada", Whig Standard, October 25, 1996
  35. "Are Liberals preparing to veer to the left?" Whig Standard, October 30, 1996
  36. "`Death, a maiden and me' forever intertwined", Whig Standard, June 6, 1997.
  37. "A Parliament in bits and pieces", Vancouver Sun, July 10, 1997.
  38. "Political heat rising in two provinces", Whig Standard, December 17, 1997.
  39. "Fleeing to B.C. after icy blast brings cold comfort", Whig Standard, February 18, 1998.
  40. "There is hope amid the despair of the refugee camps", Whig Standard, April 23, 1999.
  41. "The second hero was in the tank", Whig Standard, June 11, 1999.
  42. "Gay academic, leftist intellectual helped win war", Whig Standard, December 11, 1999.
  43. "Manning reduced to weary passenger on Alliance train", Whig Standard, July 12, 2000.
  44. "Who will NDP choose as party's new leader?", Whig Standard, January 25, 2003.
  45. "Will new Conservative Party tumble into gender gap?", Whig Standard, December 12, 2003
  46. "Watching the Conservatives: A political scientist's journal", Whig Standard, March 24, 2004
  47. "Why Parliament's Armenia resolution really mattered", Globe and Mail, web edition, April 27, 2004.
  48. "Parliamentarians of the Future?", Whig Standard, Jan. 26, 2005
  49. "Political power through a gun barrel", Whig Standard, January 20, 2006.
  50. "Will NDP vote strategically in the next Parliament?", Whig Standard, January 26, 2006.
  51. "Laying out the Bare Bones of Genocide", Peace Magazine, January-March, 2008; also published in Mioutune, May 2008; posted online at keghart.com
  52. "In order to prevent genocide, we need to learn about it", Whig Standard, January 14, 2008.
  53. "Are the Conservatives at war?", Whig Standard, January 3, 2009
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