Robert Vipond

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SS 3008

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  • Canadian Government
  • Comparative Politics


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

Robert Vipond

Professor Emeritus


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). His most recent book is Making a Global City: How One Toronto School Embraced Diversity (Toronto: UTP, 2017) which explores changing ideas of citizenship through the history of a Toronto public school. He is also co-editor of the two volume anthology entitled Roads to
Confederation: The Making of Canada, 1867 (UTP, 2017).

Research Interests

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

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