Stratification/Inequality, Political Sociology, Canadian Studies
Mark O. Rousseau is Professor of Sociology Emeritus at the University of Nebraska–Omaha. He is co-author of Regionalism and Regional Devolution in Comparative Perspective (Praeger 1987), an analysis of regional decentralization in Western Europe. With grant support from the governments of Canada and Québec multiple publications examine ethnic and class conflict in Québec and their relationships to language policy, economic interests and support for a sovereign Québec. Current work addresses the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), an international organization composed primarily of French-speaking states, that works to promote cultural diversity globally in the English language dominated global economy. Of particular interest is the OIF’s insistence on excepting cultural products from the trade regimen of the corporate dominated World Trade Organization, examined in recent articles in Québec Studies (2002)and the French Review (2005). Rousseau was on sabbatical leave Fall 2005 and Fall 2006 to work on a co-authored book on Francophonie. His teaching interests center in Social Inequality, Comparative Political Economy, and French and Canadian Studies.