TPDW – 2017

The first annual Toronto Political Development Workshop took place at the University of Toronto from October 14-15, 2017. The workshop was organized by Peter Loewen, Jack Lucas, and Robert Vipond. 

Keynote address: Desmond King (Oxford): “The Rise and Fall of the State: A Modern American Tragedy or Trump’s Triumph?”

Timothy Weaver (SUNY Albany): “Great Transformations in American and British Politics” Discussant: Robert Lieberman (Johns Hopkins)

Adam Hilton (Mount Holyoke): “A Tale of Three Insurgencies: Comparative Party Development and the Challenge of Interparty Democracy in Canada, Britain, and the United States in the Long 1970s” Discussant: Gerry Boychuk (Waterloo)

Daniel Mallinson (Penn State Harrisburg): “ALEC and a New Wave of Restrictive Voting Practices in the U.S., Britain, and Canada” Discussant: Desmond King (Oxford)

Gerry Boychuk (Waterloo): “Populism and Democracy? The Northern Plains States and Prairie Provinces, 1919–1945: A Political Development Research Agenda” Discussant: Jack Lucas (Calgary)

Elisabeth Baisley (Princeton): “Social Conservatives and Political Cleavages in the United States and Canada.” Discussant: Richard Johnston (UBC)

Yusaku Horiuchi (Dartmouth) and Peter John (University College, London): “Opportunities in Parliament and Political Careers: A Natural Experiment in the United Kingdom.” Discussant: Peter Loewen (Toronto)

Ludovic Rheault (Toronto) and Andreea Musulan (Toronto): “The Language of Protectionism” Discussant: Peter John (University College, London)

Gregory Koger (Miami): “The Evolution of Minority Obstruction in the U.S. Congress” Discussant: John McAndrews (Toronto)

Ursula Hackett (Royal Holloway, University of London): “Two Dimensions of Attenuated Governance: How School Vouchers Pass and Spread” Discussant: Carolyn Tuohy (Toronto)

Carolyn Tuohy (University of Toronto): “Welfare State Eras, Policy Narratives, and the Role of Expertise in the U.S, Britain, and Canada.” Discussant: Andrea Campbell (MIT)