mcsmith


Miriam Smith

Professor
Department of Social Science

Office: 720 Ross Building South
Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext: 33581
Email: mcsmith@yorku.ca


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

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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
Books

Publication
Year

A Civil Society?: Collective Actors in Canadian Political Life, 2nd edition revised and updated (Toronto: University of Toronto Press Higher Education, 2018).

2018

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

2014

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

2008

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

2007

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

2005

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

2003

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

1999

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“Federalism, Courts, and LGBTQ Policy in Canada.” In Cheryl Collier, Joan Grace and Jill Vickers (eds.) Handbook of Gender, Diversity and Federalism (Surrey, UK: Edward Elgar, 2020), 107-119. Open access.

2020

“LGBT Politics in Anglo-American Democracies.” In Michael J. Bosia, Sandra M. McEvoy and Momin Rahman (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Global LGBT and Sexual Diversity Politics. Published online: June 2019. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190673741.013.13

2019

“Historical Institutionalism and Same-Sex Marriage: A Comparative Analysis of the U.S. and Canada.” In Bronwyn Winter, Maxime Forest and Réjane Senac eds. Global Perspectives on Same-Sex Marriage: A Neo-Institutional Approach (London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2018).

2018

“LGBT Rights and Citizenship Regimes in the Neoliberal Age.” In Mireille Paquet, Nora Nagels and Aude-Claire Fourot, Citizenship as a Regime: Canadian and International Perspectives (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018): 97-117.

2018

“Homonationalism and the Comparative Politics of LGBTQ Rights,” In Marla Brettschneider, Susan Burgess and Cricket Keating (eds.) LGBTQ Politics: A Critical Reader (New York: New York University Press, 2017): 458-476

2017

“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).

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.

2015

“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).

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).

2011

“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.

2010

“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).

2007

“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).

2002

"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.

1998

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“Homophobia and Homonationalism: LGBTQ Law Reform in Canada.” Social & Legal Studies (Online First, January 11, 2019). Open Access.

2019

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

2010

"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.

2010

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

2007

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

2007

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

2005

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

2005

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

2004

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

2002

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

1993

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

"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.

2010


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2023 GS/SLST7100 3.0 A Dissertation Proposal Seminar SEMR
Fall/Winter 2023 AP/SOSC4370 6.0 A State of the Art SEMR



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

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

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“Federalism, Courts, and LGBTQ Policy in Canada.” In Cheryl Collier, Joan Grace and Jill Vickers (eds.) Handbook of Gender, Diversity and Federalism (Surrey, UK: Edward Elgar, 2020), 107-119. Open access.

2020

“LGBT Politics in Anglo-American Democracies.” In Michael J. Bosia, Sandra M. McEvoy and Momin Rahman (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Global LGBT and Sexual Diversity Politics. Published online: June 2019. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190673741.013.13

2019

“Historical Institutionalism and Same-Sex Marriage: A Comparative Analysis of the U.S. and Canada.” In Bronwyn Winter, Maxime Forest and Réjane Senac eds. Global Perspectives on Same-Sex Marriage: A Neo-Institutional Approach (London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2018).

2018

“LGBT Rights and Citizenship Regimes in the Neoliberal Age.” In Mireille Paquet, Nora Nagels and Aude-Claire Fourot, Citizenship as a Regime: Canadian and International Perspectives (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018): 97-117.

2018

“Homonationalism and the Comparative Politics of LGBTQ Rights,” In Marla Brettschneider, Susan Burgess and Cricket Keating (eds.) LGBTQ Politics: A Critical Reader (New York: New York University Press, 2017): 458-476

2017

“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).

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.

2015

“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).

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).

2011

“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.

2010

“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).

2007

“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).

2002

"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.

1998

Books

Publication
Year

A Civil Society?: Collective Actors in Canadian Political Life, 2nd edition revised and updated (Toronto: University of Toronto Press Higher Education, 2018).

2018

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

2014

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

2008

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

2007

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

2005

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

2003

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

1999

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“Homophobia and Homonationalism: LGBTQ Law Reform in Canada.” Social & Legal Studies (Online First, January 11, 2019). Open Access.

2019

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

2010

"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.

2010

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

2007

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

2007

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

2005

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

2005

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

2004

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

2002

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

1993

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

"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.

2010


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2023 GS/SLST7100 3.0 A Dissertation Proposal Seminar SEMR
Fall/Winter 2023 AP/SOSC4370 6.0 A State of the Art SEMR