Insiders and Outsiders appraises the work of Alan Cairns, one of the most influential Canadian social scientists of the contemporary period. Few have helped shape so many key debates in such a wide range of topics in Canadian politics, from the electoral system and federalism to constitutional and Charter politics, to questions of Aboriginal citizenship. This volume contains engaging and critical analyses of Cairns' contributions by a well-known team of scholars. It includes appraisals of his role as a public intellectual, his interpretation of Canada's electoral system, his views on federalism and on Canadian unity, his approach to Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal relations, and his writings on citizenship and diversity. The book will appeal to students and scholars of Canadian politics, history, and society, especially those examining issues such as the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Aboriginal politics, political institutions, and political change. It should also appeal to politically engaged readers who share Cairns' concerns with broad questions of citizenship, diversity, and national unity.Kernerman, Gerald is the author of 'Insiders and Outsiders: Alan Cairns and the Reshaping of Canadian Citizenship', published 2005 under ISBN 9780774810692 and ISBN 0774810696.