TPDW – 2019

The third annual Toronto Political Development Workshop took place at the University of Toronto from October 4-5, 2019. A special theme workshop on Comparative Constitutional Development took place on October 3rd. 

Keynote address: Margaret Weir (Brown) – The Problem of the Public in Postwar America.

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

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

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

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)

Emily Zackin (Johns Hopkins) – Debtors and American Constitutional Development. Discussant: Connor Ewing (Toronto) 

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