Alan Whitehorn, Royal Military College of Canada

Professor War Studies Kingston, Ontario whitehorn-a@rmc.ca Office: (613) 541-6000 ext. 6643

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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...

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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.


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