Miriam Smith

Department of Social Science

Professor

Office: Ross Building, S720
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 33581
Emailmcsmith@yorku.ca
Primary websiteyorku.academia.edu/MiriamSmith

Canadian & U.S. politics, public policy, public law, social movements, sexuality and politics

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Canadian & U.S. politics, public policy, public law, social movements, sexuality and politics

Area of Specialization

Social Science

Degrees

Ph.D., Political Science , Yale University
B.A. (First Class Honours in Political Science), McGill University


Research Interests

Politics and Government , Sexuality , LGBT Politics in Canada and the U.S., public policy, political institutions & institutionalism, public law & federalism, social movements,

Selected Publications

“Political Institutions and LGBTQ Activism in Comparative Perspective,” in David Paternotte and Manon Tremblay (eds.) Ashgate Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2015).

“LGBTQ Activism: The Pan-Canadian Political Space,” in Manon Tremblay (ed.) Queer Mobilizations: Social Movement Activism and Canadian Public Policy (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2015): 45-63.

"Invisible Populations: LGBTQ People and Federal Health Policy in Canada,” Canadian Public Administration 57: 2 (June 2014): pp. 234-255. With Nick Mulé.

“Social Movements and Human Rights: Gender, Sexuality and the Charter in English-Speaking Canada,” in Stephen Heathorn (ed.) Taking Liberties: Historicizing 20th Century Human Rights in the English-Speaking World (Toronto: Oxford University Press Canada, 2013).

Political Institutions and Lesbian and Gay Rights in the United States and Canada (New York and London: Routledge, 2008; paperback edition 2009).

Lesbian and Gay Rights in Canada: Social Movements and Equality-Seeking, 1971-1995 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999).

Current Research Projects

Explaining Human Rights Protections: The Impact of Political Institutions and Policy Legacies on Lesbian and Gay Rights in Canada and the United States


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator

Funders: 
Standard Research Grant, SSHRC

Health Politics and Policy from Below: Mapping Disease Contestation in Canada and the U.S.

Summary: 
Standard Research Grant, SSHRC.

Description: 
Principal Investigator: Michael Orsini, School of Political Studies and Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa.

Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-investigator


Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2007
End Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2011

Civil Society and Human Rights Policy


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Jul  Year: 2009
End Date:  Month: Jul  Year: 2012

Human Rights and Diversity in Urban Politics and Public Policy


Project Type: Funded
Role: Fulbright Visiting Chair in Law and Society at New York University

Funders: 
Canada-U.S. Fulbright Foundation for Educational Exchange

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health Policy in Canada


Project Type: Funded
Role: Collaborator with Professor Nick Mulé

Collaborator Institution: University of Quebec at Montreal
Funders: 
Sub-grant from UQAM

Managing Diversity: Comparative Approaches to Employment Discrimination in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2011
End Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2014

Resisting recognition: Transnational oppositions to LGBT inclusions in Canada and Great Britain.

Summary: 
Principal investigator: Professor Catherine Nash, Department of Geography, Brock University. Collaborator: Professor Katharine Browne, University of Brighton

Description: 
Principal investigator: Professor Catherine Nash, Department of Geography, Brock University.

Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-investigator


Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2015
End Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2019

Funders: 
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Co-applicant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Partnership Grant, 2016-22. “Savoirs sur l'inclusion et l'exclusion des personnes LGBTQ (SAVIE-LGBTQ)” Principal Investigator: Line Chamberland, Université du Québec à Montréal.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-applicant


Start Date:  Month: Dec  Year: 2016
End Date:  Month: Jul  Year: 2022

Collaborator Institution: University of Quebec at Montreal

Selected Publications

“Political Institutions and LGBTQ Activism in Comparative Perspective,” in David Paternotte and Manon Tremblay (eds.) Ashgate Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2015).

“LGBTQ Activism: The Pan-Canadian Political Space,” in Manon Tremblay (ed.) Queer Mobilizations: Social Movement Activism and Canadian Public Policy (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2015): 45-63.

"Invisible Populations: LGBTQ People and Federal Health Policy in Canada,” Canadian Public Administration 57: 2 (June 2014): pp. 234-255. With Nick Mulé.

“Social Movements and Human Rights: Gender, Sexuality and the Charter in English-Speaking Canada,” in Stephen Heathorn (ed.) Taking Liberties: Historicizing 20th Century Human Rights in the English-Speaking World (Toronto: Oxford University Press Canada, 2013).

Political Institutions and Lesbian and Gay Rights in the United States and Canada (New York and London: Routledge, 2008; paperback edition 2009).

Lesbian and Gay Rights in Canada: Social Movements and Equality-Seeking, 1971-1995 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999).

All Publications

Books

Group Politics and Social Movements in Canada 2nd ed. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press Higher Education, 2014) . Edited.

Political Institutions and Lesbian and Gay Rights in the United States and Canada (New York and London: Routledge, 2008; paperback edition 2009).

Critical Policy Studies (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2007). Edited with Michael Orsini.

A Civil Society?: Collective Actors in Canadian Political Life (Peterborough and Toronto: Broadview Press and University of Toronto Press, 2005).

New Trends in Canadian Federalism. 2nd edition. (Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 2003) . Edited with François Rocher.

Lesbian and Gay Rights in Canada: Social Movements and Equality-Seeking, 1971-1995 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999).

Constitutional Politics: The Canadian Forum Book on the Federal Constitutional Proposals, 1991-92 (Toronto: Lorimer, 1992). Edited with Duncan Cameron.

Book Chapters

“Political Institutions and LGBTQ Activism in Comparative Perspective,” in David Paternotte and Manon Tremblay (eds.) Ashgate Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2015).

“LGBTQ Activism: The Pan-Canadian Political Space,” in Manon Tremblay (ed.) Queer Mobilizations: Social Movement Activism and Canadian Public Policy (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2015): 45-63.

“The Challenge for Social Movements and Interest Groups in the Publicity State,” in Kirsten Kozolanka (ed.) Publicity and the Canadian State (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014): 262-280.

“Social Movements and Human Rights: Gender, Sexuality and the Charter in English-Speaking Canada,” in Stephen Heathorn (ed.) Taking Liberties: Historicizing 20th Century Human Rights in the English-Speaking World (Toronto: Oxford University Press Canada, 2013).

"Canada: The Power of Institutions," in Manon Tremblay, Carol Johnson and David Paternotte (eds.) The Lesbian and Gay Movement and the State: Comparative Insights into a Transformed Relationship (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate).

“Federalism and LGBT Rights in the U.S. and Canada: A Comparative Policy Analysis," in Melissa Haussman, Marion Sawer and Jill Vickers (eds.) Federalism, Feminism and Multilevel Governance (Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2010): 97-110.

“Social Movements and Media,” in Shannon Sampert and Linda Trimble (eds.) Mediating Canadian Politics (Toronto: Pearson, 2009): 205-218.

“Introduction: Theories of Group and Movement Organizing” (adapted and abridged from Chapter 1 of A Civil Society?: Collective Actors in Canadian Political Life) & “Challenging Heteronormativity: The Lesbian and Gay Rights Movement,” in Miriam Smith (ed.) Group Politics and Social Movements in Canada (Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2008).

“Introduction” and “Queering Public Policy: A Canadian Perspective,” in Michael Orsini and Miriam Smith (eds.) Critical Policy Studies (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2007).

“Interest Groups and Social Movements,” in Michael Whittington and Glen Williams (eds.) Canadian Politics in the 21st Century, revised (Toronto: Thomson Nelson, 2004).

“Héritage institutionnaliste de la science politique au Canada anglais,” Politique et Sociétés 21 : 3 (December 2002) : pp. 113-138. Translated. (Expanded and revised as “Institutionalist Legacies in English Canadian Political Science,” in André Lecours (ed.) New Institutionalism: Theory and Analysis (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005).

“Civil Society: Interests Groups and Social Movements,” in Rand Dyck (ed.) Studying Politics: An Introduction to Political Science (Scarborough: Nelson, 2002): 290-310. Updated 2004, 2007.

Comparative Politics: Domestic Responses to Global Challenges – A Canadian Perspective (Scarborough: ITP Nelson, 2000). 456 pp. Canadian adaptation of a text by Charles Hauss. [Hauss is the principal author. I wrote the Canadian chapter and Canadianized the rest of the text.]

"Reluctant Recognition: The Liberal Government and Lesbian and Gay Rights," in Leslie A. Pal (ed.) How Ottawa Spends, 1998-99: The Post-Deficit Mandate (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1998): 293-314.

“Summary: The State and Intergovernmental Relations,” in John E. Trent, Robert Young and Guy Lachapelle (eds.) Quebec-Canada: What is the Path Ahead? (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1996): pp. 343-346.

“Introduction,” in Rocher and Smith (eds.) New Trends in Canadian Federalism (Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 1995). With François Rocher.
Revised and updated in Rocher and Smith (eds.) New Trends in Canadian Federalism (Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 2003). With François Rocher.

“Conflicting Visions of Canadian Federalism,” in Rocher and Smith (eds.) New Trends in Canadian Federalism (Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 1995). With François Rocher.
Revised and updated in Rocher and Smith (eds.) New Trends in Canadian Federalism (Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, forthcoming 2003). With François Rocher. [Co-authored equally]

“Retrenching the Sacred Trust: Medicare and Canadian Federalism,” in Rocher and Smith (eds.) New Trends in Canadian Federalism (Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 1995).
Revised and updated as “Health Care and Canadian Federalism,” in Rocher and Smith (eds.) New Trends in Canadian Federalism (Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 2003). With Antonia Maioni.

“Shifting Fortunes of the Elderly: The Comparative Politics of Retrenchment,” in Ted Marmor, Tim Smeeding, and Vernon Greene (eds.) Economic Security and Intergenerational Justice: A Look at North America (Washington: The Urban Institute, 1994): 21-59. With Paul Pierson. Funded by the William H. Donner Foundation.

“Constitutionalizing Economic and Social Rights in the Charlottetown Round,” in Susan Phillips (ed.) How Ottawa Spends, 1993-94: A More Democratic Canada…? (Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1993): pp. 83-108.

“Le choc des identités au Canada: du rejet de la dualité à la quête d’une identité plurielle,” in François Rocher (dir.) Bilan Québécois du fedéralisme canadien (Montreal: VLB Editeur, 1992): pp. 79-92. Translated.

“Quebec-Canada Association: Divergent Paths to a Common Economic Agenda,” in Daniel Drache and Roberto Perin (eds.) Negotiating with a Sovereign Quebec (Toronto: Lorimer, 1992): pp. 61-70.

“Reforming National Institutions,” in Cameron and Smith (eds.) Constitutional Politics (Toronto: Lorimer, 1992): pp. 181-193.

Journal Articles

"Invisible Populations: LGBTQ People and Federal Health Policy in Canada,” Canadian Public Administration 57: 2 (June 2014): pp. 234-255. With Nick Mulé.

“Interview with Chris Bearchell, Lasqueti Island, 1996.” Journal of Canadian Studies 48: 1 (Winter 2014): pp. 252–75.

“Evidence and Equity: Struggles over Federal Employment Equity Policy in Canada, 1984-1995," Canadian Public Administration 54: 3 (2011). With John Grundy.

“Gender Politics and the Same-Sex Marriage Debate in the U.S.” Social Politics 17: 1 (March 2010): 1-28.

"Social Movements, Knowledge and Public Policy: The Case of Autism Activism in Canada and the U.S." Critical Policy Studies 4: 1 (April 2010): 38-57. With Michael Orsini.

“Legal Struggles and Political Resistance: Same-Sex Marriage in Canada and the U.S.” Sexualities 11: 6 (December 2008): 667-687. With Nancy Nicol.

"Activist Knowledges in Queer Politics,” Economy and Society 36: 2 (May 2007): 295- 318. With John Grundy.

"Framing Same-Sex Marriage in Canada and the United States: Goodridge, Halpern and the National Boundaries of Political Discourse,” Social and Legal Studies. 16: 1 (March 2007): 5-26.

“The Impact of the Charter: Untangling the Effects of Institutional Change,” International Journal of Canadian Studies 36 (Fall 2007): 17-40.

“Diversity and Identity in the Nonprofit Sector: Lessons from LGBT Organizing in Toronto, Canada,” Social Policy & Administration 39: 5 (October 2005): 463-480.

“The Politics of Multiscalar Citizenship: The Case of Lesbian and Gay Organizing in Canada,” Citizenship Studies 9: 4 (September 2005): 389-404. With John Grundy.

“Identités queer : Diaspora et organisation ethnoculturelle et transnationale des lesbiennes et des gais à Toronto,” Lien social et Politiques (Spring 2005). Translated.

“Social Movements and Judicial Empowerment: Courts, Public Policy and Lesbian and Gay Organizing in Canada,” Politics & Society 33: 2 (June 2005): 327-353.

“The Politics of Same-Sex Marriage in Canada and the United States,” PS: Political Science and Politics XXXVIII: 2 (April 2005): 225-28.

“Resisting and Reinforcing Neoliberalism: Lesbian and Gay Organizing at the Federal and Local Levels in Canada,” Policy & Politics 33: 1 (January 2005): 75-93.

“Questioning Heteronormativity: Lesbian and Gay Challenges to Educational Practice in British Columbia, Canada,” Social Movement Studies 3: 2 (October 2004): 131-145.

“Segmented Networks: Linguistic Practices in Canadian Lesbian and Gay Rights Organizing,” Ethnicities 4: 1 (March 2004):99-124.

“Recognizing Same Sex Relationships: The Evolution of Recent Federal and Provincial Policies,” Canadian Public Administration 45: 1 (Spring 2002): 1-23.

“Ghosts of the JCPC: Group Politics and Charter Litigation in Canadian Political Science,” Canadian Journal of Political Science 35: 1 (March 2002): 3-29.

“Political Activism, Litigation and Public Policy: The Charter Revolution and Lesbian and Gay Rights in Canada, 1985-1999,” International Journal of Canadian Studies 21 (Spring 2000): 81-110.

“Nationalisme et politiques des mouvements sociaux : les droits des gais et lesbiennes et l’incidence de la charte canadienne au Québec,” Politique et Sociétés XVII : 3 (1998): 113-140. Translated.

"Social Movements and Equality-Seeking: The Case of Gay Liberation in Canada," Canadian Journal of Political Science XXXI: 2 (June 1998): 285-309.

“The New Boundaries of Canadian Political Culture,” Journal of History and Politics XII: 2 (1996-97): pp. 36-70. With François Rocher.

“Bourgeois Revolutions? The Policy Consequences of Resurgent Conservatism,” Comparative Political Studies 25: 4 (January 1993): pp. 487-520. With Paul Pierson.

“The Canadian Labour Congress: From Continentalism to Economic Nationalism,” Studies in Political Economy (Summer 1992): pp. 31-57.

Conference Papers

"Evidence and Equity: Struggles over Federal Employment Equity Policy in Canada in the 1990s." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, Montreal, June 1-3, 2010. With John Grundy. [Co-authored equally]

“Minority Government and State/Society Relations in Canada in the Conservative Era.” Paper presented to the workshop “Governing without a Majority: What Consequences in Westminster Systems?” Department of Political Science, University of Montreal, November 12, 2010 (by invitation).

"Sexual Orientation and Religion: Sorting Out Policy Conflicts." Paper presented at the Policy Dialogue on Balancing Competing Human Rights, York Centre for Public Policy and Public Law, March 4-5, 2010.

"Historical Legacies and Lesbian and Gay Rights Organizing in the U.S. and Canada." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Chicago, May 26-28, 2010.

“Social Movements, Knowledge and Public Policy: Insights from Autism Activism.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Toronto, September 3-6, 2009. With Michael Orsini.

“Diversity and Canadian Political Development.” Presidential Address, Canadian Political Science Association, Carleton University, May 25-27, 2009.

"Political Institutions and Policy Conversations: The Case of Employment Discrimination in the U.S. and Canada." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Legal History, Ottawa, November 13-16 2008.

“Federalism and LGBT Rights in the U.S. and Canada: A Comparative Policy Analysis.” Paper presented to the conference The State in Transition, University of Ottawa, October 23-25, 2008.
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, May 25-27, 2009, Carleton University (Roundtable on Gender and Multilevel Governance)

“Bringing the Straights Back In: Heterosexual Political Mobilization and the Same-Sex Marriage Debate in the U.S.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, Vancouver, June 4-6, 2008. Revised as “Gender Politics and the Same-Sex Marriage Debate,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, August 28-31, 2008.

“Thinking about ‘National’ Human Rights: Queer Movements in Canada and the U.S.” First Annual Peter Lougheed & Department of Political Science Lecture, 25th Anniversary of the Canadian Constitution: Perspectives from the West, Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, Edmonton. November 22-24, 2007 (by invitation).

“Beyond Morality Politics: Historical Institutionalism and Lesbian and Gay Rights in the United States and Canada.” Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, October 15, 2007 (by invitation).

“Political Institutions and Policy Divergence: Courts, Legislatures and Same-Sex Marriage in the U.S. and Canada,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, August 29-September 2, 2007. Revised as ““Political Institutions and Lesbian and Gay Rights in the United States and Canada,” Paper presented at “Same-Sex Marriage and Federalism,” Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, University of Buffalo, October 3, 2008.

“Legal Struggles and Political Resistance: Same-Sex Marriage in Canada and the U.S.” Paper presented at the conference Gender Unbound: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference in the Area of Law, Gender, and Sexuality, July 9-11, 2007, Keele University, Staffordshire, U.K. With Nancy Nicol.

“Historical Institutionalism and Comparative Federalism: Lesbian and Gay Rights Policies in Canada and the U.S.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, Saskatoon, May 30-June 1, 2007.

“Courts, Political Institutions and Policy Divergence: Lesbian and Gay Rights in Canada and the United States,” Department of Political Science, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., March 19, 2007 (by invitation).

“Subverting Cross-National Comparison: LGBT Organizing in the U.S. and Canada.” Paper presented at the University of Kent, Research Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality, Canterbury, Kent, U.K., November 15, 2006.

“Political Institutions and Policy Discourse: Comparing Lesbian and Gay Social Movements in Canada and the U.S.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal, August 10-14, 2006.

“Queering Public Policy: A Canadian Perspective,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, York University, June 1-3, 2006. [Nominated for the Jill Vickers Prize 2007 for the best paper on gender and politics at the Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting.]

"Activist Knowledges in LGBT Politics: Contradictions of World-Making in a Neoliberal Context,” Paper presented at the Studies in Political Economy conference, Ryerson University, February 23-25, 2006. With John Grundy.

“Explaining Human Rights Protections: Institutionalist Analysis in the Lesbian and Gay Rights Case,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, June 2-4, 2005.

“Identités queer: Diaspora et organisation ethnoculturelle et transnationale des lesbiennes et des gais à Toronto,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Société québecoise de science politique, University of Ottawa, May 24-26, 2005.

“Exploring Scalar Analysis in Social Movement Politics: The Case of Lesbian and Gay Organizing in Canada,” Paper presented at the conference Towards a Political Economy of Scale, February 3-5, 2005, York University. With John Grundy.

“The Politics of Same-Sex Marriage in Canada and the United States,” Guelph-McMaster Collaborative Program in Public Policy and Public Administration, Faculty Seminar, Guelph University, January 21, 2005 (by invitation).

“Queer Politics in the Global City: Transnational and Diaspora Politics in Toronto, Canada.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, September 2- September 5, 2004.

“Diversity and Identity in the Nonprofit Sector: Lessons from LGBT Organizing in Toronto, Canada,” Paper prepared for presentation at the 2004 Community Of Inquiry Symposium - Facing Current Realities: New Knowledge in the Canadian Voluntary Sector, 9-10 July, 2004, Ryerson University, Toronto.

“A Tale of Two Scales: LGBT Youth Organizing in Toronto,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, Winnipeg, June 3-5, 2004. With John Grundy.

“Feedback Loops and Group Politics in Historical Institutionalist Analysis: Courts, Public Policy and Lesbian and Gay Organizing in Canada,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, August 28-August 31, 2003.

“Diversity in the Voluntary Sector: Lessons from LGBT Non-Profits in Toronto,” Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association, Halifax, May 31-June 2, 2003.

“Neoliberalism and Social Movement Politics: LGBT Organizing at the Federal and Local Levels,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, Halifax, May 30-June 1, 2003.

“Queering the Voluntary Sector: Preliminary Research Results from a Study of the LGBT Groups in the GTA,” Paper presented at Bent on Change II, Ryerson University, Toronto, November 1-2, 2002.

“Questioning Heteronormativity: Lesbian and Gay Challenges to Educational Practice in Canada,” Paper presented at Authority in Contention, Collective Behavior and Social Movements Workshop 2002, American Sociological Association, University of Notre Dame, August 14-15, 2002.

“Charter Effects: Comparative Perspectives on the Lesbian and Gay Rights Case,” Paper presented at the conference The Charter at Twenty, Osgoode Hall, York University, April 11, 2002 (by invitation).

“The Mobilization of Meaning: Social Movements and Litigation in Comparative Perspective,” Paper presented at the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, March 23, 2001 (by invitation).

“Courts and Minorities: The Meanings of Litigation,” Paper presented at the conference Les enjeux de la citoyenneté dans les sociétés pluralists, Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche sur la citoyenneté et les études minoritaires, University of Ottawa, November 9-11, 2000 (by invitation).

“Ghosts of the JCPC: Lessons for the Study of Law and Politics in Canadian Political Science,” Paper presented at the Canadian Political Science Association, Annual Meeting, Quebec City, July 28 – August 1, 2000.

“Segmented Networks: Linguistic Practices in Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere/Egalité pour les gais et les lesbiennes (EGALE),” Paper presented at the conference on Patterns of Association, Ottawa, May 10-11, 2000 (by invitation).

“Le clivage linguistique et les droits des gais et lesbiennes au Québec.” Paper presented at the Société québécoise de science politique, University of Ottawa, May 12-14, 1999.

“Social Movements and Equality-Seeking: The Lesbian and Gay Rights Movement.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, St. John’s, Newfoundland, June 8-10, 1997.

“Warming Up to Rights: Lesbian Legal Strategies under the Charter of Rights.” Paper presented to the New York State Political Science Association, Annual Meeting, April 18-19, 1997. With Deborah McIntosh.

“Rights Talk and Social Movements: The Case of Gay Liberation.” Institute of Political Economy, Carleton University, November 22, 1996.

“The New Boundaries of Canadian Political Culture.” Presented to the Centre of Canadian Studies, University of Edinburgh, May 1996. With François Rocher.

“Les réactions aux Canada anglais face à la stratégie référendaire du PQ.” Paper presented at the Department of Political Science, University of Montreal, January 17, 1995.

“Federalism and Political Culture: Challenges to Dualism,” Paper presented at the Mountain West Canadian Studies, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, February 19-21, 1994. With François Rocher.

“La constitutionnalisation des intérêts de classe dans l’Accord de Charlottetown.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Société québecoise de science politique, Rimouski, Quebec, May 19-20, 1993.

“The New Institutionalism and the Study of Canadian Politics,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, Kingston, June 1, 1991.

“Canadian Conservatism in Comparative Perspective,” Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 14-16, 1989.

Professional Journal Articles

“Le Canada anglais face à lui-même,” Possibles 16: 2 (printemps 1992): pp. 49-61. With François Rocher. [Co-authored equally]

Book Reviews

“Review of Drew Halfmann, Doctors and Demonstrators: How Political Institutions Shape Abortion Law in the United States, Britain, and Canada.” Women’s Review of Books 29: 4 (July/August 2012): 9-11.

“Review of David A.J. Richards, The Sodomy Cases: Bowers v. Hardwick and Lawrence v. Texas.” Law and Politics Book Review 19: 7 (July 2009): 486-488.

“Review of Jason Pierceson, Courts, Liberalism and Rights: Gay Law and Politics in the United States and Canada,” Review of Constitutional Studies 13: 1 (2007): 131-135.

“Review of Kathleen E. Hull, Same-Sex Marriage: The Cultural Politics of Love and Law.Canadian Journal of Sociology Online, September - October 2006. < http://www.cjsonline.ca/reviews/samesexmarriage.html >

“The Politics of Persistence: Parties and Movements in the United States and Canada,” (Review of Mildred A. Schwartz, Party Movements in the United States and Canada) H-Canada, H-Net Book Review, August 6, 2006 < https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=203041160521663 >

Jonathan Malloy, Colliding Worlds: The Ambiguous Existence of Government Agencies for Aboriginal and Women’s Policy in Canadian Public Administration, 49: 2 (March 2006): pp. 257-260.

W.A. Bogart, Good Government? Good Citizens? Courts, Politics and Markets in a Changing Canada in Canadian Public Policy XXXII: 1 (March 2006): pp. 119-120.

Tom Warner, Never Going Back: A History of Queer Activism in Canada in University of Toronto Quarterly 73: 1 (Winter 2003/4): pp. 364-365.

Craig A. Rimmerman, From Identity to Politics: The Lesbian and Gay Movement in the United States in Political Science Quarterly 118: 2 (2003): pp. 257-58.

Ian Brodie, Friends of the Court: The Privileging of Interest Groups Litigants in Canada in Canadian Journal of Political Science 36: 1 (March 2003): pp. 200-202.

Christopher P. Manfredi, Judicial Power and the Charter: Canada and the Paradox of Liberal Constitutionalism in Canadian Journal of Political Science XXXIV: 3 (September 2001): pp. 627-629.

Linda Briskin and Mona Eliasson, eds. Women’s Organizing and Public Policy in Canada and Sweden in Resources for Feminist Research 28: 1-2 (2000): pp. 272-4.

Bruce MacDougall, Queer Judgments: Homosexuality, Expression and the Courts in Canada in Law and Politics Book Review (August 2000).

Irène Demczuk and Frank Remeggi (eds.) Sortir de l’ombre and Irène Demczuk (ed.), Des droits à reconnaître in Politique et Sociétés 18: 3 (1999): pp. 187-191. Translated.

Barry D. Adam, Jan Willem Duyvendak and André Krouwel, editors, The Global Emergence of Gay and Lesbian Politics: National Imprints of a Worldwide Movement in Canadian Journal of Sociology Online (September, 1999, http://www.ualberta.ca/~cjscopy/reviews/glpolitics.html).

Leslie Seidle (ed.) Equity and Community in Canadian Journal of Political Science XXVIII: 3 (1995): p. 568.

Charles Taylor, Rapprocher les solitudes in Canadian Journal of Political Science XXVII: 1 (1995): pp. 145-148.

Christian Dufour, La rupture tranquille in Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française 47: 1 (Summer 1993): pp. 114-117. Translated.

Robert Campbell, The Full Employment Objective in Canada, 1945-1985: Historical, Conceptual and Comparative Perspectives and Surendra Era (ed.) Canadian Unemployment in Canadian Public Policy XIX: 1 (March 1993): pp. 104-105.

Research Reports

Evidence, Gender & Diversity-Based Analysis and Public Participation in Scientific & Health Product Review. Research report for Health Canada, Bureau of Women's Health and Gender Analysis. 2006.

Federalism and Health Care: The Impact of Political-Institutional Dynamics on the Canadian Health Care System. Research report for the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada (Romanow Commission). 2002. With François Rocher.

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/SOSC4360 6.0  Social Movements and Legal Mobilization SEMR  


Canadian & U.S. politics, public policy, public law, social movements, sexuality and politics


Canadian & U.S. politics, public policy, public law, social movements, sexuality and politics

Area of Specialization

Social Science

Degrees

Ph.D., Political Science , Yale University
B.A. (First Class Honours in Political Science), McGill University

Research Interests:

Politics and Government , Sexuality , Gender Issues , LGBT Politics in Canada and the U.S., public policy, political institutions & institutionalism, public law & federalism, social movements,

Current Research Projects

Explaining Human Rights Protections: The Impact of Political Institutions and Policy Legacies on Lesbian and Gay Rights in Canada and the United States


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator

Funders: 
Standard Research Grant, SSHRC

Health Politics and Policy from Below: Mapping Disease Contestation in Canada and the U.S.

Summary: 
Standard Research Grant, SSHRC.

Description: 
Principal Investigator: Michael Orsini, School of Political Studies and Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa.

Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-investigator


Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2007
End Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2011

Civil Society and Human Rights Policy


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Jul  Year: 2009
End Date:  Month: Jul  Year: 2012

Human Rights and Diversity in Urban Politics and Public Policy


Project Type: Funded
Role: Fulbright Visiting Chair in Law and Society at New York University

Funders: 
Canada-U.S. Fulbright Foundation for Educational Exchange

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health Policy in Canada


Project Type: Funded
Role: Collaborator with Professor Nick Mulé

Collaborator Institution: University of Quebec at Montreal
Funders: 
Sub-grant from UQAM

Managing Diversity: Comparative Approaches to Employment Discrimination in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2011
End Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2014

Resisting recognition: Transnational oppositions to LGBT inclusions in Canada and Great Britain.

Summary: 
Principal investigator: Professor Catherine Nash, Department of Geography, Brock University. Collaborator: Professor Katharine Browne, University of Brighton

Description: 
Principal investigator: Professor Catherine Nash, Department of Geography, Brock University.

Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-investigator


Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2015
End Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2019

Funders: 
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Co-applicant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Partnership Grant, 2016-22. “Savoirs sur l'inclusion et l'exclusion des personnes LGBTQ (SAVIE-LGBTQ)” Principal Investigator: Line Chamberland, Université du Québec à Montréal.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-applicant


Start Date:  Month: Dec  Year: 2016
End Date:  Month: Jul  Year: 2022

Collaborator Institution: University of Quebec at Montreal

All Publications

Books

Group Politics and Social Movements in Canada 2nd ed. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press Higher Education, 2014) . Edited.

Political Institutions and Lesbian and Gay Rights in the United States and Canada (New York and London: Routledge, 2008; paperback edition 2009).

Critical Policy Studies (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2007). Edited with Michael Orsini.

A Civil Society?: Collective Actors in Canadian Political Life (Peterborough and Toronto: Broadview Press and University of Toronto Press, 2005).

New Trends in Canadian Federalism. 2nd edition. (Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 2003) . Edited with François Rocher.

Lesbian and Gay Rights in Canada: Social Movements and Equality-Seeking, 1971-1995 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999).

Constitutional Politics: The Canadian Forum Book on the Federal Constitutional Proposals, 1991-92 (Toronto: Lorimer, 1992). Edited with Duncan Cameron.

Book Chapters

“Political Institutions and LGBTQ Activism in Comparative Perspective,” in David Paternotte and Manon Tremblay (eds.) Ashgate Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2015).

“LGBTQ Activism: The Pan-Canadian Political Space,” in Manon Tremblay (ed.) Queer Mobilizations: Social Movement Activism and Canadian Public Policy (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2015): 45-63.

“The Challenge for Social Movements and Interest Groups in the Publicity State,” in Kirsten Kozolanka (ed.) Publicity and the Canadian State (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014): 262-280.

“Social Movements and Human Rights: Gender, Sexuality and the Charter in English-Speaking Canada,” in Stephen Heathorn (ed.) Taking Liberties: Historicizing 20th Century Human Rights in the English-Speaking World (Toronto: Oxford University Press Canada, 2013).

"Canada: The Power of Institutions," in Manon Tremblay, Carol Johnson and David Paternotte (eds.) The Lesbian and Gay Movement and the State: Comparative Insights into a Transformed Relationship (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate).

“Federalism and LGBT Rights in the U.S. and Canada: A Comparative Policy Analysis," in Melissa Haussman, Marion Sawer and Jill Vickers (eds.) Federalism, Feminism and Multilevel Governance (Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2010): 97-110.

“Social Movements and Media,” in Shannon Sampert and Linda Trimble (eds.) Mediating Canadian Politics (Toronto: Pearson, 2009): 205-218.

“Introduction: Theories of Group and Movement Organizing” (adapted and abridged from Chapter 1 of A Civil Society?: Collective Actors in Canadian Political Life) & “Challenging Heteronormativity: The Lesbian and Gay Rights Movement,” in Miriam Smith (ed.) Group Politics and Social Movements in Canada (Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2008).

“Introduction” and “Queering Public Policy: A Canadian Perspective,” in Michael Orsini and Miriam Smith (eds.) Critical Policy Studies (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2007).

“Interest Groups and Social Movements,” in Michael Whittington and Glen Williams (eds.) Canadian Politics in the 21st Century, revised (Toronto: Thomson Nelson, 2004).

“Héritage institutionnaliste de la science politique au Canada anglais,” Politique et Sociétés 21 : 3 (December 2002) : pp. 113-138. Translated. (Expanded and revised as “Institutionalist Legacies in English Canadian Political Science,” in André Lecours (ed.) New Institutionalism: Theory and Analysis (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005).

“Civil Society: Interests Groups and Social Movements,” in Rand Dyck (ed.) Studying Politics: An Introduction to Political Science (Scarborough: Nelson, 2002): 290-310. Updated 2004, 2007.

Comparative Politics: Domestic Responses to Global Challenges – A Canadian Perspective (Scarborough: ITP Nelson, 2000). 456 pp. Canadian adaptation of a text by Charles Hauss. [Hauss is the principal author. I wrote the Canadian chapter and Canadianized the rest of the text.]

"Reluctant Recognition: The Liberal Government and Lesbian and Gay Rights," in Leslie A. Pal (ed.) How Ottawa Spends, 1998-99: The Post-Deficit Mandate (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1998): 293-314.

“Summary: The State and Intergovernmental Relations,” in John E. Trent, Robert Young and Guy Lachapelle (eds.) Quebec-Canada: What is the Path Ahead? (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1996): pp. 343-346.

“Introduction,” in Rocher and Smith (eds.) New Trends in Canadian Federalism (Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 1995). With François Rocher.
Revised and updated in Rocher and Smith (eds.) New Trends in Canadian Federalism (Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 2003). With François Rocher.

“Conflicting Visions of Canadian Federalism,” in Rocher and Smith (eds.) New Trends in Canadian Federalism (Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 1995). With François Rocher.
Revised and updated in Rocher and Smith (eds.) New Trends in Canadian Federalism (Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, forthcoming 2003). With François Rocher. [Co-authored equally]

“Retrenching the Sacred Trust: Medicare and Canadian Federalism,” in Rocher and Smith (eds.) New Trends in Canadian Federalism (Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 1995).
Revised and updated as “Health Care and Canadian Federalism,” in Rocher and Smith (eds.) New Trends in Canadian Federalism (Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 2003). With Antonia Maioni.

“Shifting Fortunes of the Elderly: The Comparative Politics of Retrenchment,” in Ted Marmor, Tim Smeeding, and Vernon Greene (eds.) Economic Security and Intergenerational Justice: A Look at North America (Washington: The Urban Institute, 1994): 21-59. With Paul Pierson. Funded by the William H. Donner Foundation.

“Constitutionalizing Economic and Social Rights in the Charlottetown Round,” in Susan Phillips (ed.) How Ottawa Spends, 1993-94: A More Democratic Canada…? (Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1993): pp. 83-108.

“Le choc des identités au Canada: du rejet de la dualité à la quête d’une identité plurielle,” in François Rocher (dir.) Bilan Québécois du fedéralisme canadien (Montreal: VLB Editeur, 1992): pp. 79-92. Translated.

“Quebec-Canada Association: Divergent Paths to a Common Economic Agenda,” in Daniel Drache and Roberto Perin (eds.) Negotiating with a Sovereign Quebec (Toronto: Lorimer, 1992): pp. 61-70.

“Reforming National Institutions,” in Cameron and Smith (eds.) Constitutional Politics (Toronto: Lorimer, 1992): pp. 181-193.

Journal Articles

"Invisible Populations: LGBTQ People and Federal Health Policy in Canada,” Canadian Public Administration 57: 2 (June 2014): pp. 234-255. With Nick Mulé.

“Interview with Chris Bearchell, Lasqueti Island, 1996.” Journal of Canadian Studies 48: 1 (Winter 2014): pp. 252–75.

“Evidence and Equity: Struggles over Federal Employment Equity Policy in Canada, 1984-1995," Canadian Public Administration 54: 3 (2011). With John Grundy.

“Gender Politics and the Same-Sex Marriage Debate in the U.S.” Social Politics 17: 1 (March 2010): 1-28.

"Social Movements, Knowledge and Public Policy: The Case of Autism Activism in Canada and the U.S." Critical Policy Studies 4: 1 (April 2010): 38-57. With Michael Orsini.

“Legal Struggles and Political Resistance: Same-Sex Marriage in Canada and the U.S.” Sexualities 11: 6 (December 2008): 667-687. With Nancy Nicol.

"Activist Knowledges in Queer Politics,” Economy and Society 36: 2 (May 2007): 295- 318. With John Grundy.

"Framing Same-Sex Marriage in Canada and the United States: Goodridge, Halpern and the National Boundaries of Political Discourse,” Social and Legal Studies. 16: 1 (March 2007): 5-26.

“The Impact of the Charter: Untangling the Effects of Institutional Change,” International Journal of Canadian Studies 36 (Fall 2007): 17-40.

“Diversity and Identity in the Nonprofit Sector: Lessons from LGBT Organizing in Toronto, Canada,” Social Policy & Administration 39: 5 (October 2005): 463-480.

“The Politics of Multiscalar Citizenship: The Case of Lesbian and Gay Organizing in Canada,” Citizenship Studies 9: 4 (September 2005): 389-404. With John Grundy.

“Identités queer : Diaspora et organisation ethnoculturelle et transnationale des lesbiennes et des gais à Toronto,” Lien social et Politiques (Spring 2005). Translated.

“Social Movements and Judicial Empowerment: Courts, Public Policy and Lesbian and Gay Organizing in Canada,” Politics & Society 33: 2 (June 2005): 327-353.

“The Politics of Same-Sex Marriage in Canada and the United States,” PS: Political Science and Politics XXXVIII: 2 (April 2005): 225-28.

“Resisting and Reinforcing Neoliberalism: Lesbian and Gay Organizing at the Federal and Local Levels in Canada,” Policy & Politics 33: 1 (January 2005): 75-93.

“Questioning Heteronormativity: Lesbian and Gay Challenges to Educational Practice in British Columbia, Canada,” Social Movement Studies 3: 2 (October 2004): 131-145.

“Segmented Networks: Linguistic Practices in Canadian Lesbian and Gay Rights Organizing,” Ethnicities 4: 1 (March 2004):99-124.

“Recognizing Same Sex Relationships: The Evolution of Recent Federal and Provincial Policies,” Canadian Public Administration 45: 1 (Spring 2002): 1-23.

“Ghosts of the JCPC: Group Politics and Charter Litigation in Canadian Political Science,” Canadian Journal of Political Science 35: 1 (March 2002): 3-29.

“Political Activism, Litigation and Public Policy: The Charter Revolution and Lesbian and Gay Rights in Canada, 1985-1999,” International Journal of Canadian Studies 21 (Spring 2000): 81-110.

“Nationalisme et politiques des mouvements sociaux : les droits des gais et lesbiennes et l’incidence de la charte canadienne au Québec,” Politique et Sociétés XVII : 3 (1998): 113-140. Translated.

"Social Movements and Equality-Seeking: The Case of Gay Liberation in Canada," Canadian Journal of Political Science XXXI: 2 (June 1998): 285-309.

“The New Boundaries of Canadian Political Culture,” Journal of History and Politics XII: 2 (1996-97): pp. 36-70. With François Rocher.

“Bourgeois Revolutions? The Policy Consequences of Resurgent Conservatism,” Comparative Political Studies 25: 4 (January 1993): pp. 487-520. With Paul Pierson.

“The Canadian Labour Congress: From Continentalism to Economic Nationalism,” Studies in Political Economy (Summer 1992): pp. 31-57.

Conference Papers

"Evidence and Equity: Struggles over Federal Employment Equity Policy in Canada in the 1990s." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, Montreal, June 1-3, 2010. With John Grundy. [Co-authored equally]

“Minority Government and State/Society Relations in Canada in the Conservative Era.” Paper presented to the workshop “Governing without a Majority: What Consequences in Westminster Systems?” Department of Political Science, University of Montreal, November 12, 2010 (by invitation).

"Sexual Orientation and Religion: Sorting Out Policy Conflicts." Paper presented at the Policy Dialogue on Balancing Competing Human Rights, York Centre for Public Policy and Public Law, March 4-5, 2010.

"Historical Legacies and Lesbian and Gay Rights Organizing in the U.S. and Canada." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Chicago, May 26-28, 2010.

“Social Movements, Knowledge and Public Policy: Insights from Autism Activism.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Toronto, September 3-6, 2009. With Michael Orsini.

“Diversity and Canadian Political Development.” Presidential Address, Canadian Political Science Association, Carleton University, May 25-27, 2009.

"Political Institutions and Policy Conversations: The Case of Employment Discrimination in the U.S. and Canada." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Legal History, Ottawa, November 13-16 2008.

“Federalism and LGBT Rights in the U.S. and Canada: A Comparative Policy Analysis.” Paper presented to the conference The State in Transition, University of Ottawa, October 23-25, 2008.
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, May 25-27, 2009, Carleton University (Roundtable on Gender and Multilevel Governance)

“Bringing the Straights Back In: Heterosexual Political Mobilization and the Same-Sex Marriage Debate in the U.S.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, Vancouver, June 4-6, 2008. Revised as “Gender Politics and the Same-Sex Marriage Debate,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, August 28-31, 2008.

“Thinking about ‘National’ Human Rights: Queer Movements in Canada and the U.S.” First Annual Peter Lougheed & Department of Political Science Lecture, 25th Anniversary of the Canadian Constitution: Perspectives from the West, Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, Edmonton. November 22-24, 2007 (by invitation).

“Beyond Morality Politics: Historical Institutionalism and Lesbian and Gay Rights in the United States and Canada.” Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, October 15, 2007 (by invitation).

“Political Institutions and Policy Divergence: Courts, Legislatures and Same-Sex Marriage in the U.S. and Canada,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, August 29-September 2, 2007. Revised as ““Political Institutions and Lesbian and Gay Rights in the United States and Canada,” Paper presented at “Same-Sex Marriage and Federalism,” Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, University of Buffalo, October 3, 2008.

“Legal Struggles and Political Resistance: Same-Sex Marriage in Canada and the U.S.” Paper presented at the conference Gender Unbound: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference in the Area of Law, Gender, and Sexuality, July 9-11, 2007, Keele University, Staffordshire, U.K. With Nancy Nicol.

“Historical Institutionalism and Comparative Federalism: Lesbian and Gay Rights Policies in Canada and the U.S.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, Saskatoon, May 30-June 1, 2007.

“Courts, Political Institutions and Policy Divergence: Lesbian and Gay Rights in Canada and the United States,” Department of Political Science, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., March 19, 2007 (by invitation).

“Subverting Cross-National Comparison: LGBT Organizing in the U.S. and Canada.” Paper presented at the University of Kent, Research Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality, Canterbury, Kent, U.K., November 15, 2006.

“Political Institutions and Policy Discourse: Comparing Lesbian and Gay Social Movements in Canada and the U.S.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal, August 10-14, 2006.

“Queering Public Policy: A Canadian Perspective,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, York University, June 1-3, 2006. [Nominated for the Jill Vickers Prize 2007 for the best paper on gender and politics at the Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting.]

"Activist Knowledges in LGBT Politics: Contradictions of World-Making in a Neoliberal Context,” Paper presented at the Studies in Political Economy conference, Ryerson University, February 23-25, 2006. With John Grundy.

“Explaining Human Rights Protections: Institutionalist Analysis in the Lesbian and Gay Rights Case,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, June 2-4, 2005.

“Identités queer: Diaspora et organisation ethnoculturelle et transnationale des lesbiennes et des gais à Toronto,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Société québecoise de science politique, University of Ottawa, May 24-26, 2005.

“Exploring Scalar Analysis in Social Movement Politics: The Case of Lesbian and Gay Organizing in Canada,” Paper presented at the conference Towards a Political Economy of Scale, February 3-5, 2005, York University. With John Grundy.

“The Politics of Same-Sex Marriage in Canada and the United States,” Guelph-McMaster Collaborative Program in Public Policy and Public Administration, Faculty Seminar, Guelph University, January 21, 2005 (by invitation).

“Queer Politics in the Global City: Transnational and Diaspora Politics in Toronto, Canada.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, September 2- September 5, 2004.

“Diversity and Identity in the Nonprofit Sector: Lessons from LGBT Organizing in Toronto, Canada,” Paper prepared for presentation at the 2004 Community Of Inquiry Symposium - Facing Current Realities: New Knowledge in the Canadian Voluntary Sector, 9-10 July, 2004, Ryerson University, Toronto.

“A Tale of Two Scales: LGBT Youth Organizing in Toronto,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, Winnipeg, June 3-5, 2004. With John Grundy.

“Feedback Loops and Group Politics in Historical Institutionalist Analysis: Courts, Public Policy and Lesbian and Gay Organizing in Canada,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, August 28-August 31, 2003.

“Diversity in the Voluntary Sector: Lessons from LGBT Non-Profits in Toronto,” Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association, Halifax, May 31-June 2, 2003.

“Neoliberalism and Social Movement Politics: LGBT Organizing at the Federal and Local Levels,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, Halifax, May 30-June 1, 2003.

“Queering the Voluntary Sector: Preliminary Research Results from a Study of the LGBT Groups in the GTA,” Paper presented at Bent on Change II, Ryerson University, Toronto, November 1-2, 2002.

“Questioning Heteronormativity: Lesbian and Gay Challenges to Educational Practice in Canada,” Paper presented at Authority in Contention, Collective Behavior and Social Movements Workshop 2002, American Sociological Association, University of Notre Dame, August 14-15, 2002.

“Charter Effects: Comparative Perspectives on the Lesbian and Gay Rights Case,” Paper presented at the conference The Charter at Twenty, Osgoode Hall, York University, April 11, 2002 (by invitation).

“The Mobilization of Meaning: Social Movements and Litigation in Comparative Perspective,” Paper presented at the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, March 23, 2001 (by invitation).

“Courts and Minorities: The Meanings of Litigation,” Paper presented at the conference Les enjeux de la citoyenneté dans les sociétés pluralists, Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche sur la citoyenneté et les études minoritaires, University of Ottawa, November 9-11, 2000 (by invitation).

“Ghosts of the JCPC: Lessons for the Study of Law and Politics in Canadian Political Science,” Paper presented at the Canadian Political Science Association, Annual Meeting, Quebec City, July 28 – August 1, 2000.

“Segmented Networks: Linguistic Practices in Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere/Egalité pour les gais et les lesbiennes (EGALE),” Paper presented at the conference on Patterns of Association, Ottawa, May 10-11, 2000 (by invitation).

“Le clivage linguistique et les droits des gais et lesbiennes au Québec.” Paper presented at the Société québécoise de science politique, University of Ottawa, May 12-14, 1999.

“Social Movements and Equality-Seeking: The Lesbian and Gay Rights Movement.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, St. John’s, Newfoundland, June 8-10, 1997.

“Warming Up to Rights: Lesbian Legal Strategies under the Charter of Rights.” Paper presented to the New York State Political Science Association, Annual Meeting, April 18-19, 1997. With Deborah McIntosh.

“Rights Talk and Social Movements: The Case of Gay Liberation.” Institute of Political Economy, Carleton University, November 22, 1996.

“The New Boundaries of Canadian Political Culture.” Presented to the Centre of Canadian Studies, University of Edinburgh, May 1996. With François Rocher.

“Les réactions aux Canada anglais face à la stratégie référendaire du PQ.” Paper presented at the Department of Political Science, University of Montreal, January 17, 1995.

“Federalism and Political Culture: Challenges to Dualism,” Paper presented at the Mountain West Canadian Studies, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, February 19-21, 1994. With François Rocher.

“La constitutionnalisation des intérêts de classe dans l’Accord de Charlottetown.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Société québecoise de science politique, Rimouski, Quebec, May 19-20, 1993.

“The New Institutionalism and the Study of Canadian Politics,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, Kingston, June 1, 1991.

“Canadian Conservatism in Comparative Perspective,” Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 14-16, 1989.

Professional Journal Articles

“Le Canada anglais face à lui-même,” Possibles 16: 2 (printemps 1992): pp. 49-61. With François Rocher. [Co-authored equally]

Book Reviews

“Review of Drew Halfmann, Doctors and Demonstrators: How Political Institutions Shape Abortion Law in the United States, Britain, and Canada.” Women’s Review of Books 29: 4 (July/August 2012): 9-11.

“Review of David A.J. Richards, The Sodomy Cases: Bowers v. Hardwick and Lawrence v. Texas.” Law and Politics Book Review 19: 7 (July 2009): 486-488.

“Review of Jason Pierceson, Courts, Liberalism and Rights: Gay Law and Politics in the United States and Canada,” Review of Constitutional Studies 13: 1 (2007): 131-135.

“Review of Kathleen E. Hull, Same-Sex Marriage: The Cultural Politics of Love and Law.Canadian Journal of Sociology Online, September - October 2006. < http://www.cjsonline.ca/reviews/samesexmarriage.html >

“The Politics of Persistence: Parties and Movements in the United States and Canada,” (Review of Mildred A. Schwartz, Party Movements in the United States and Canada) H-Canada, H-Net Book Review, August 6, 2006 < https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=203041160521663 >

Jonathan Malloy, Colliding Worlds: The Ambiguous Existence of Government Agencies for Aboriginal and Women’s Policy in Canadian Public Administration, 49: 2 (March 2006): pp. 257-260.

W.A. Bogart, Good Government? Good Citizens? Courts, Politics and Markets in a Changing Canada in Canadian Public Policy XXXII: 1 (March 2006): pp. 119-120.

Tom Warner, Never Going Back: A History of Queer Activism in Canada in University of Toronto Quarterly 73: 1 (Winter 2003/4): pp. 364-365.

Craig A. Rimmerman, From Identity to Politics: The Lesbian and Gay Movement in the United States in Political Science Quarterly 118: 2 (2003): pp. 257-58.

Ian Brodie, Friends of the Court: The Privileging of Interest Groups Litigants in Canada in Canadian Journal of Political Science 36: 1 (March 2003): pp. 200-202.

Christopher P. Manfredi, Judicial Power and the Charter: Canada and the Paradox of Liberal Constitutionalism in Canadian Journal of Political Science XXXIV: 3 (September 2001): pp. 627-629.

Linda Briskin and Mona Eliasson, eds. Women’s Organizing and Public Policy in Canada and Sweden in Resources for Feminist Research 28: 1-2 (2000): pp. 272-4.

Bruce MacDougall, Queer Judgments: Homosexuality, Expression and the Courts in Canada in Law and Politics Book Review (August 2000).

Irène Demczuk and Frank Remeggi (eds.) Sortir de l’ombre and Irène Demczuk (ed.), Des droits à reconnaître in Politique et Sociétés 18: 3 (1999): pp. 187-191. Translated.

Barry D. Adam, Jan Willem Duyvendak and André Krouwel, editors, The Global Emergence of Gay and Lesbian Politics: National Imprints of a Worldwide Movement in Canadian Journal of Sociology Online (September, 1999, http://www.ualberta.ca/~cjscopy/reviews/glpolitics.html).

Leslie Seidle (ed.) Equity and Community in Canadian Journal of Political Science XXVIII: 3 (1995): p. 568.

Charles Taylor, Rapprocher les solitudes in Canadian Journal of Political Science XXVII: 1 (1995): pp. 145-148.

Christian Dufour, La rupture tranquille in Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française 47: 1 (Summer 1993): pp. 114-117. Translated.

Robert Campbell, The Full Employment Objective in Canada, 1945-1985: Historical, Conceptual and Comparative Perspectives and Surendra Era (ed.) Canadian Unemployment in Canadian Public Policy XIX: 1 (March 1993): pp. 104-105.

Research Reports

Evidence, Gender & Diversity-Based Analysis and Public Participation in Scientific & Health Product Review. Research report for Health Canada, Bureau of Women's Health and Gender Analysis. 2006.

Federalism and Health Care: The Impact of Political-Institutional Dynamics on the Canadian Health Care System. Research report for the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada (Romanow Commission). 2002. With François Rocher.


Teaching:

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/SOSC4360 6.0  Social Movements and Legal Mobilization SEMR