Department of Political Science, Science Building
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 Canada
Phone: (709) 864-8182
BA (York), MA, PhD (University of Toronto)
Areas for Student Research Supervision
- Identity politics (nationalism, ethnopolitics)
- Institutional design and change
- Federalism and multi-level governance
- West and East European politics
- Canadian politics
Examples of Recent Courses Taught
Nationalism and Diversity
Senior Thesis Seminar
Dr. Basta researchs institutional management of difference in multinational states. Most of his work examines the origins and impact of federal institutions in ethnically complex societies. For the past five years, he has been a member of the SSHRC-funded Ethnicity and Democratic Governance project.
“Accommodative Capacity of Multinational States.” In Richard Simeon & John McGarry, Eds. Assessing Territorial Pluralism. Vancouver: UBC Press, forthcoming.
“Non-Ethnic Sources of Ethnofederal Institutions: The Case of Yugoslavia.” Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Vol. 16, No. 1 (2010), pp. 92-110.