- Jean-François Lisée
Jean-François Lisée (born in 1958 in Thetford Mines,
Quebec) is a Québécois political analyst, journalist, author, intellectualand well-known sovereigntist thinker. He has been special advisor to Parti QuébécoisPremiers of Quebec Jacques Parizeauand Lucien Bouchard. He is presently Executive Director of the Centre d'études et de recherches internationales de l'Université de Montréal. His work centers on Quebec sovereignty, the sociological phenomena affecting the latter's support, as well as the Quebec Modeland social democracyin an era of globalization.
Jean-François Lisée holds degrees in
Law, Journalismand Communications. He was, in the 1980s, a reporter in Parisand Washington for Quebec and French media. During that decade, he began a vast research on 30 years of American political, diplomatic, financial and media attention toward Quebec and its independence movement, resulting in the book " In the Eye of the Eagle", published in 1990. It won the Governor General's Awardfor non-fiction. Two books that followed were "Le Tricheur" and "Le Naufrageur", two devastating volumes about Premier of Quebec Robert Bourassaat a time when his refusal to achieve sovereignty, in the context of the Meech Lake Accorddemise, left many Quebec nationalists feeling betrayed.
In 1994, he became a "special advisor" to
Parti QuébécoisPremier Jacques Parizeauand an important strategist for the 1995 Quebec referendumcampaign. After the plebiscite and the resignation of Parizeau, Lisée became advisor to his successor, Lucien Bouchard. He resigned from this post in late 1999 because of disagreements with the sovereignty strategy of the PQ government. He exposed his own ideas about his favoured strategy in 2000's "Emergency Exit: How to Avert Québec’s Decline".
Lisée was Guest scholar from 2001 to 2003 at the Centre d'études et de recherches internationales (CERI) in Paris and at the Political sciences department of the Université de Montréal. He is currently the Executive Director of the International Studies Center of the Université de Montréal (CERIUM). He is also a member of the Centre de recherche en politiques et développement social (CPDS). He is behind the creation of the international politics website
PolitiquesSociales.net. He periodically writes articles published in the current affairs magazine " L'actualité".
*" [http://www.editionsboreal.qc.ca/fr-result_isbn.php?id=346 Dans l'oeil de l'aigle: Washington face au Québec] ", ISBN 2890523284 ("In the Eye of the Eagle", ISBN 1550284673)
*" [http://www.editionsboreal.qc.ca/fr-result_isbn.php?id=379 Carrefours Amérique] ", ISBN 2890523640
*" [http://www.editionsboreal.qc.ca/fr-result_isbn.php?id=557 Les Prétendants] ", ISBN 289052583X
*" [http://www.editionsboreal.qc.ca/fr-result_isbn.php?id=592 Le Tricheur: Robert Bourassa et les Québécois, 1990-1991] ", ISBN 2890526216 (" [http://books.google.com/books?ie=UTF-8&hl=fr&id=Tu2RuQ_HQxcC&pg=PP7&lpg=PP7&dq=the%2Btrickster&prev=http://books.google.com/books%3Fq%3Dthe%2Btrickster%26hl%3Dfr&sig=GCMrEaWWVUvdkOm4ALVQpooYghcThe Trickster"] , ISBN 0006376363)
*" [http://www.editionsboreal.qc.ca/fr-result_isbn.php?id=598 Le Naufrageur: Robert Bourassa et les Québécois, 1991-1992] ", ISBN 2890526283
*" [http://www.editionsboreal.qc.ca/fr-result_isbn.php?id=938 Sortie de secours: Comment échapper au déclin du Québec] ", ISBN 276460016X ("Emergency Exit: How to Avert Québec's Decline")
Governor General's Award(1990)
* Jules-Fournier Award (1990)
Quebec sovereignty movement
* [http://jflisee.net Personal article archive] on
* [http://www.vigile.net/ds-lisee/english.html English counterpart on Vigile]
* [http://www.cerium.ca/article366.html Biography and article archive] on the CÉRIUM website
* [http://www.cpds.umontreal.ca/234.htm Biography and article archive] on the
* [http://PolitiqueSociales.net PolitiqueSociales.net]
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