Robert Vipond

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SS 3008

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Area Group(s)

  • Canadian Government
  • Comparative Politics


  • MESc, University of Toronto
  • M.A., University of Toronto
  • A.M., Harvard University
  • Ph.D., Harvard University

Robert Vipond



Interested in political development, especially in Canada and the U.S. This approach spans a variety of subject areas: federalism (Liberty and Community); constitutional theory (“Rights Talk in Canada in the Late Nineteenth Century”); ideational diffusion (“The Civil Rights Movement Comes to Winnipeg”); healthcare (“The Virus of Consumerism”); and the discipline of political science (The Comparative Turn). He is currently working on a book, tentatively entitled Making a Global City: Diversity, Community, and Ideas of Citizenship in a Toronto School, 1920-1990, which explores changing ideas of citizenship through the history of a Toronto public school.

Research Interests

  • Constitutionalism
  • Federalism
  • Canadian and American Politics
  • Political Thought

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