Toronto Political Development Workshop: 2019

We are delighted to share our program for the 2019 Toronto Political Development Workshop.

Special Theme Workshop: Comparative Constitutional Development

Thursday, October 3

2:00 – 2:50: Connor Ewing (Toronto) – The Judicial Construction of Federalism. Discussant: Ran Hirschl (Toronto/Max Planck Fellow).

2:50 – 3:40: Daniel Sherwin (Toronto) – Theorizing the Extractive Order in Canadian Political Development. Discussant: Carolyn Tuohy (Toronto).

3:40 – 4:00: Break

4:00 – 4:50: Robinson Woodward-Burns (Howard), David Bateman (Cornell), and Stephan Stohler (SUNY Albany) – Laboratories of Democracy? State Constitutional Antecedents to Federal Constitutional Rights. Discussant: Jorg Broschek (Wilfrid Laurier).

4:50 – 5:40: Ludovic Rheault and Rob Vipond (Toronto) – The (R)evolution of Rights Talk in Canada, the US, and Britain.”

Toronto Political Development Workshop

Friday, October 4

8:00 – 9:00: Registration and Light Breakfast

9:00 – 9:10: Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:10 – 10:00: Isabel M. Perera (Penn) – Supply-Side Policy Feedback: Resource Distribution for the Disadvantaged. Discussant: Andrea Louise Campbell (MIT).

10:00 – 10:50: Jean-Francois Godbout (Montreal) – Lost on Division: Party Unity in Canada. Discussant: Peter Loewen (Toronto).

10:50 – 11:10: Break

11:10 – 12:00: Ursula Hackett (Royal Holloway) – State Action, Constitutional Challenge, and the Deniability of Policy Feedback. Discussant: Adam Sheingate (Johns Hopkins).

12:00 – 1:10: Lunch

1:10 – 2:00: Emily Zackin (Johns Hopkins) – Debtors and American Constitutional Development. Discussant: Connor Ewing.

2:00 – 2:50: Timothy Weaver (SUNY Albany) – Charting Change in the City. Discussant: Theresa Enright (Toronto).

2:50 – 3:10: Break

3:10 – 4:30: Keynote: Margaret Weir (Brown) – The Problem of the Public in Postwar America.

Saturday, October 5

8:00 – 9:00: Light breakfast

9:00 – 9:50: Kumar Ramanathan (Northwestern) From Civil Rights to Social Policy: The Political Development of Family and Medical Leave Policy in the U.S. Discussant: Robert Lieberman (Johns Hopkins).

9:50 – 10:40: Quinn Albaugh (Princeton) – The Blue and the Orange: The Orange Order and Protestant-Conservative Connection, 1899-1917. Discussant: Richard Johnston (UBC).

10:40 – 11:30: David Bateman (Cornell) – Gilded Age Doughfaces: Northern Democrats and Civil Rights in the late Nineteenth Century. Discussant: Kimberley Johnson (NYU).

11:30 – 12:30: Lunch

12:30 – 1:20: Quinn Mulroy and Thomas Ogorzalek (Northwestern) – New Dealers in a New Era of Globalization: Race and the Welfare State Exclusion in the U.S. and France. Discussant: Desmond King (Oxford).

1:20 – 2:10: Sarah Staszak (Princeton) – Privatizing Worker Protections: Arbitration and Litigation Reform in the U.S. Discussant: Margaret Weir (Brown).

For more information about the workshop, please contact Jack Lucas (jack.lucas@ucalgary.ca) or Robert Vipond (robert.vipond@utoronto.ca).