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Stephen L Newman

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Department of Politics

Associate Professor

Office: Ross Building, S659
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 33869
Email: snewman@yorku.ca
Primary website: http://www.yorku.ca/snewman/index.html

Degrees

Ph.D., Government, Cornell University
M.A., Government, Cornell University
B.A., Political Science and History, University of Rochester

Professional Leadership

2008 - 2009: Member, Department of Political Science Academic Initiatives Committee; 2004 - 2007: Member, Department of Political Science Academic Initiatives Committee; 2004 - 2007: Co-Chair, Faculty of Arts Tenure and Promotion Review Committee; 2003 - 2004: Member, Faculty of Arts Tenure and Promotion Review Committee; 2003 - 2004: Member, Department of Political Science Recruitment Committee; 1997 - 2001: Chair, Department of Political Science; 1997 - 2001: Chair, Department of Political Science Recruitment Committee

Research Interests

, Anglo-American political thought, Contemporary liberal theory, Political Science, History of Western Political Thought
Books

Publication
Year

Constitutional Politics in Canada and the United States, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2004, pp. vii, 282.

2004

Liberalism at Wits’ End: The Libertarian Revolt Against the Modern State, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1984, pp. 184.

1984

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“Free Speech and ‘The Spirit of the Laws’ in Canada and the United States: A Test of Montesquieu’s Approach to Comparative Law,” in Montesquieu and His Legacy, ed. Rebecca Kingston (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2009), pp. 221-236.

2009

“American and Canadian Perspectives on Hate Speech and the Limits of Free Expression,” in Constitutional Politics in Canada and the United States, ed. Stephen L. Newman (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2004), pp. 153-173.

2004

“Thomas Cooper, 1759-1839,” New Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), available online to subscribers at http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/printable/6231.

2004

“What Not To Do About Hate Speech,” Canadian Political Philosophy: Contemporary Reflections, Eds. Ronald Beiner and Wayne Norman (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), pp. 207-215.

2001

“Globalization and Democracy,” Democracy Beyond the State? Eds. Louis Pauley and T. Michael Greven (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000), pp. 15-34.

2000

“Locke’s Two Treatises and Contemporary Thought: Freedom, Community and the Liberal Tradition,” Essays on Locke’s Second Treatise, Ed. Edward Harpham (Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas Press, 1992), pp. 173-208.

1992

“Challenging the Liberal Individualist Tradition in America: Community as a Critical Ideal in Recent Political Theory,” Law and Community, Eds. Leslie Green and Alan Hutchinson (Toronto: Carswell, 1989), pp. 253-276.

1989

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Canadian Journal of Political Science, 40:1 (March 2007) review of Jean M. Yarbrough, ed. The Essential Thomas Jefferson (Hackett Publishing Company, 2006), p. 255.

2007

Canadian Journal of Political Science, 37:4 (December 2004), review of Anna Elisabetta Galeotti, Toleration as Recognition (Cambridge University Press, 2002), pp. 1057-1059.

2004

Political Studies Review, 1:1 (January 2003), review of George Crowder, Liberalism and Value Pluralism (London: Continuum, 2002).

2003

American Political Science Review, 96:3 (September 2002), review of John Tomasi, Liberalism Beyond Justice: Citizens, Society and the Boundaries of Political Theory (Princeton University Press, 2001), pp. 626-627.

2002

Canadian Journal of Political Science, 35:1 (March 2002), review of Richard Moon, The Constitutional Protection of Freedom of Expression (University of Toronto Press, 2000), pp. 189-191.

2002

Canadian Journal of Political Science, 33:1 (March 2000), review of Bill Brugger, Republican Theory in Political Thought: Virtuous or Virtual? (Macmillan, 1999), pp. 183-185.

2000

Canadian Journal of Political Science 24:3 (September 1996), review of Michael Zuckert, Natural Rights and the New Republicanism (Princeton, 1994), pp. 611-612.

1996

Canadian Journal of Political Science 28:4 (December 1995), review of Ronald Aronson, After Marxism (Guilford Press, 1995), pp. 789-791.

1995

Journal of Legal Education 44:2, review of Stephen Holmes, The Anatomy of Antiliberalism (Harvard, 1993), pp. 293-296.

1993

Eighteenth-Century Studies 26:4, review of G.W. Sheldon, The Political Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson (Johns Hopkins, 1991), pp. 711-714.

1991

Social Science Quarterly 7:2, review of S. Hadari, Theory and Practice in Tocqueville’s New Science of Politics (Stanford, 1989), pp. 419-420.

1989

Telos (Spring 1988), review of Nancy Rosenblum, Another Liberalism (Harvard, 1987), pp. 204-207.

1988

Telos (Winter 1986), review of Benjamin Barber, Strong Democracy (University of California, 1984), pp. 187-193.

1986

Eighteenth-Century Studies (June 1977), review of Douglas Adair, Fame and the Founding Fathers (W.W. Norton, 1974), pp. 271-273.

1977

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“Finding the Harm in Hate Speech: An Argument against Censorship,” Canadian Journal of Political Science / Revue canadienne de science politique, 50:3 (September / septembre 2017) 679–697.

2017

“Should Hate Speech Be Allowed On The Internet? A Reply to Raphael Cohen-Almagor,” Amsterdam Law Forum, 2:2 (2010), pp. 119-123. Also available online at http://www.amsterdamlawforum.org/.

2010

“Liberty, Community, and Censorship: Hate Speech and Freedom of Expression in Canada and the United States,” The American Review of Canadian Studies, 32:3 (Autumn 2002), pp. 369-396.

2002

“Why the Left is Wrong About Rights,” Studies in Political Thought 2:1 (Fall 1993), pp. 53-68.

1993

“Liberalism and the Divided Mind of the American Right,” Polity (Fall 1989), pp. 75-96.

1989

“Thomas Cooper, 1759-1839: The Political Odyssey of a Bourgeois Ideologue,” Southern Studies 24:3 (Fall 1985), pp. 295-305.

1985

“A Note on Common Sense and Christian Eschatology,” Political Theory 6:1 (February 1978), pp. 101-108.

1978

Professional Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“Bush’s Imperial Presidency is Obama’s Toughest Challenge,” Canada Watch (Spring 2009), published by the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies at York University, Spring 2009. Also available online at http://www.yorku.ca/robarts/projects/canada-watch/obama/pdfs/Newman.pdf

2009

“Ahenakew's views are wrong, but so is silencing him,” (opinion page essay) The Globe and Mail online edition (www.globeandmail.com), Wednesday, July 13, 2005

2005

“God, Taxes, and ‘Public Reason’,” Dissent (Winter 2004), pp. 64-67

2004

“To mandatory retirement's defenders: Quit while you're ahead,” (opinion page essay) The Globe and Mail online edition (www.globeandmail.com), August 27, 2004

2004

“Targeting Assassination,” an exchange with Raphael Cohen-Almagor, “M,” and Jonathan Zasloff, Washington Post, April 25, 2004, B04

2004

“Being Wrong About Rights,” Dissent (Winter 1992), pp. pp. 94-96.

1992

“The Chimeras of Libertarianism,” Dissent (Summer 1987), pp. 308-316

1987

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

2010 “John Locke and the Right to Toleration,” presented at Towards a Framework to Address Competing Human Rights Claims, a policy dialogue sponsored by the Ontario Human Rights Commission and the York University Centre for Public Policy, March 5-6 at York University.

2010

2005 “Free Speech and ‘The Spirit of the Laws’ in Canada and the United States: A Test of Montesquieu’s Approach to Comparative Law,” Modernity in question: Montesquieu and his legacy, University of Toronto, September 9-10.

2005

2006 “Is Anti-Americanism a Useful Concept?” presented at a workshop on anti-Americanism at the University of Toronto, February 3.

2003

2002 “Tolerating Free Expression: Hate Speech, Pornography and the Charter,” The Charter at Twenty, York University, April 12-13.

2002

2001 “Liberty, Community and Censorship: Hate Speech and Free Expression in Canada and the United States,” (presented in absentia) Biennial Meeting of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, San Antonio, November 14-18.

2001

2000 “What Not To Do About Hate Speech: An Argument Against Censorship,” Panel on The Future of Public and Private, York University Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, March 23

2000

1998 “Democracy and Globalization,” presented at a symposium on Democracy Beyond National Limits? Sponsored by the Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto

1998

1998 “Should Liberals Be Afraid of Religion?” presented at the CPSA annual meeting, Ottawa

1998

1993 “Why the Left is Wrong About Rights,” presented at the CPSA annual meeting, Ottawa

1993

1991 “The New Communitarian Critique of Liberalism,” presented at a conference on Recent Developments in Political Science, Prague, Czechoslovakia

1991

1989 “Locke’s Two Treatises and Contemporary Political Thought,” presented at the Southwestern Political Science Association annual meeting, Little Rock, Arkansas

1989

1988 “Community as a Critical Ideal in the Liberal State,” presented at the CPSA annual meeting, Windsor

1988

1988 “Locke’s Two Treatises and Contemporary Thought: Freedom, Community and the Liberal Tradition,” presented at a Liberty Fund Symposium on The Contribution to Liberty of Locke’s Two Treatises of Government, Dallas

1988

1986 “Liberalism and the Divided Mind of the American Right,” presented at the Northeastern Political Science Association annual meeting, Boston

1986

Public Lectures

Publication
Year

2018 Participant, Panel on the First Year of the Trump Presidency, McLaughlin College, January 22, 2018

2018

2017 Participant, Panel on the Trump Transition, McLaughlin College, March 1, 2017

2017

Forthcoming

Publication
Year

“Thomas Cooper, 1789-1839” (co-author with James Crimmins), Encyclopedia of Utilitarinanism (Continuum, forthcoming).


Other

Publication
Year

MA (Graduate Program in Political Science):
Supervisions:
Joseph Datillo, “On the Possibility of Disenchanted Axiology” (student matriculated September, 2017’ degree completed August, 2018)

2018


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/POLS2000 6.0 A Perspectives on Politics LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/POLS6010 6.0 A Symposium In Political Theory SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/POLS2000 6.0 A Perspectives on Politics LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/POLS6010 6.0 A Symposium In Political Theory SEMR

Degrees

Ph.D., Government, Cornell University
M.A., Government, Cornell University
B.A., Political Science and History, University of Rochester

Professional Leadership

2008 - 2009: Member, Department of Political Science Academic Initiatives Committee; 2004 - 2007: Member, Department of Political Science Academic Initiatives Committee; 2004 - 2007: Co-Chair, Faculty of Arts Tenure and Promotion Review Committee; 2003 - 2004: Member, Faculty of Arts Tenure and Promotion Review Committee; 2003 - 2004: Member, Department of Political Science Recruitment Committee; 1997 - 2001: Chair, Department of Political Science; 1997 - 2001: Chair, Department of Political Science Recruitment Committee

Research Interests

, Anglo-American political thought, Contemporary liberal theory, Political Science, History of Western Political Thought

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“Free Speech and ‘The Spirit of the Laws’ in Canada and the United States: A Test of Montesquieu’s Approach to Comparative Law,” in Montesquieu and His Legacy, ed. Rebecca Kingston (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2009), pp. 221-236.

2009

“American and Canadian Perspectives on Hate Speech and the Limits of Free Expression,” in Constitutional Politics in Canada and the United States, ed. Stephen L. Newman (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2004), pp. 153-173.

2004

“Thomas Cooper, 1759-1839,” New Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), available online to subscribers at http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/printable/6231.

2004

“What Not To Do About Hate Speech,” Canadian Political Philosophy: Contemporary Reflections, Eds. Ronald Beiner and Wayne Norman (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), pp. 207-215.

2001

“Globalization and Democracy,” Democracy Beyond the State? Eds. Louis Pauley and T. Michael Greven (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000), pp. 15-34.

2000

“Locke’s Two Treatises and Contemporary Thought: Freedom, Community and the Liberal Tradition,” Essays on Locke’s Second Treatise, Ed. Edward Harpham (Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas Press, 1992), pp. 173-208.

1992

“Challenging the Liberal Individualist Tradition in America: Community as a Critical Ideal in Recent Political Theory,” Law and Community, Eds. Leslie Green and Alan Hutchinson (Toronto: Carswell, 1989), pp. 253-276.

1989

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Canadian Journal of Political Science, 40:1 (March 2007) review of Jean M. Yarbrough, ed. The Essential Thomas Jefferson (Hackett Publishing Company, 2006), p. 255.

2007

Canadian Journal of Political Science, 37:4 (December 2004), review of Anna Elisabetta Galeotti, Toleration as Recognition (Cambridge University Press, 2002), pp. 1057-1059.

2004

Political Studies Review, 1:1 (January 2003), review of George Crowder, Liberalism and Value Pluralism (London: Continuum, 2002).

2003

American Political Science Review, 96:3 (September 2002), review of John Tomasi, Liberalism Beyond Justice: Citizens, Society and the Boundaries of Political Theory (Princeton University Press, 2001), pp. 626-627.

2002

Canadian Journal of Political Science, 35:1 (March 2002), review of Richard Moon, The Constitutional Protection of Freedom of Expression (University of Toronto Press, 2000), pp. 189-191.

2002

Canadian Journal of Political Science, 33:1 (March 2000), review of Bill Brugger, Republican Theory in Political Thought: Virtuous or Virtual? (Macmillan, 1999), pp. 183-185.

2000

Canadian Journal of Political Science 24:3 (September 1996), review of Michael Zuckert, Natural Rights and the New Republicanism (Princeton, 1994), pp. 611-612.

1996

Canadian Journal of Political Science 28:4 (December 1995), review of Ronald Aronson, After Marxism (Guilford Press, 1995), pp. 789-791.

1995

Journal of Legal Education 44:2, review of Stephen Holmes, The Anatomy of Antiliberalism (Harvard, 1993), pp. 293-296.

1993

Eighteenth-Century Studies 26:4, review of G.W. Sheldon, The Political Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson (Johns Hopkins, 1991), pp. 711-714.

1991

Social Science Quarterly 7:2, review of S. Hadari, Theory and Practice in Tocqueville’s New Science of Politics (Stanford, 1989), pp. 419-420.

1989

Telos (Spring 1988), review of Nancy Rosenblum, Another Liberalism (Harvard, 1987), pp. 204-207.

1988

Telos (Winter 1986), review of Benjamin Barber, Strong Democracy (University of California, 1984), pp. 187-193.

1986

Eighteenth-Century Studies (June 1977), review of Douglas Adair, Fame and the Founding Fathers (W.W. Norton, 1974), pp. 271-273.

1977

Books

Publication
Year

Constitutional Politics in Canada and the United States, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2004, pp. vii, 282.

2004

Liberalism at Wits’ End: The Libertarian Revolt Against the Modern State, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1984, pp. 184.

1984

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“Finding the Harm in Hate Speech: An Argument against Censorship,” Canadian Journal of Political Science / Revue canadienne de science politique, 50:3 (September / septembre 2017) 679–697.

2017

“Should Hate Speech Be Allowed On The Internet? A Reply to Raphael Cohen-Almagor,” Amsterdam Law Forum, 2:2 (2010), pp. 119-123. Also available online at http://www.amsterdamlawforum.org/.

2010

“Liberty, Community, and Censorship: Hate Speech and Freedom of Expression in Canada and the United States,” The American Review of Canadian Studies, 32:3 (Autumn 2002), pp. 369-396.

2002

“Why the Left is Wrong About Rights,” Studies in Political Thought 2:1 (Fall 1993), pp. 53-68.

1993

“Liberalism and the Divided Mind of the American Right,” Polity (Fall 1989), pp. 75-96.

1989

“Thomas Cooper, 1759-1839: The Political Odyssey of a Bourgeois Ideologue,” Southern Studies 24:3 (Fall 1985), pp. 295-305.

1985

“A Note on Common Sense and Christian Eschatology,” Political Theory 6:1 (February 1978), pp. 101-108.

1978

Professional Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“Bush’s Imperial Presidency is Obama’s Toughest Challenge,” Canada Watch (Spring 2009), published by the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies at York University, Spring 2009. Also available online at http://www.yorku.ca/robarts/projects/canada-watch/obama/pdfs/Newman.pdf

2009

“Ahenakew's views are wrong, but so is silencing him,” (opinion page essay) The Globe and Mail online edition (www.globeandmail.com), Wednesday, July 13, 2005

2005

“God, Taxes, and ‘Public Reason’,” Dissent (Winter 2004), pp. 64-67

2004

“To mandatory retirement's defenders: Quit while you're ahead,” (opinion page essay) The Globe and Mail online edition (www.globeandmail.com), August 27, 2004

2004

“Targeting Assassination,” an exchange with Raphael Cohen-Almagor, “M,” and Jonathan Zasloff, Washington Post, April 25, 2004, B04

2004

“Being Wrong About Rights,” Dissent (Winter 1992), pp. pp. 94-96.

1992

“The Chimeras of Libertarianism,” Dissent (Summer 1987), pp. 308-316

1987

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

2010 “John Locke and the Right to Toleration,” presented at Towards a Framework to Address Competing Human Rights Claims, a policy dialogue sponsored by the Ontario Human Rights Commission and the York University Centre for Public Policy, March 5-6 at York University.

2010

2005 “Free Speech and ‘The Spirit of the Laws’ in Canada and the United States: A Test of Montesquieu’s Approach to Comparative Law,” Modernity in question: Montesquieu and his legacy, University of Toronto, September 9-10.

2005

2006 “Is Anti-Americanism a Useful Concept?” presented at a workshop on anti-Americanism at the University of Toronto, February 3.

2003

2002 “Tolerating Free Expression: Hate Speech, Pornography and the Charter,” The Charter at Twenty, York University, April 12-13.

2002

2001 “Liberty, Community and Censorship: Hate Speech and Free Expression in Canada and the United States,” (presented in absentia) Biennial Meeting of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, San Antonio, November 14-18.

2001

2000 “What Not To Do About Hate Speech: An Argument Against Censorship,” Panel on The Future of Public and Private, York University Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, March 23

2000

1998 “Democracy and Globalization,” presented at a symposium on Democracy Beyond National Limits? Sponsored by the Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto

1998

1998 “Should Liberals Be Afraid of Religion?” presented at the CPSA annual meeting, Ottawa

1998

1993 “Why the Left is Wrong About Rights,” presented at the CPSA annual meeting, Ottawa

1993

1991 “The New Communitarian Critique of Liberalism,” presented at a conference on Recent Developments in Political Science, Prague, Czechoslovakia

1991

1989 “Locke’s Two Treatises and Contemporary Political Thought,” presented at the Southwestern Political Science Association annual meeting, Little Rock, Arkansas

1989

1988 “Community as a Critical Ideal in the Liberal State,” presented at the CPSA annual meeting, Windsor

1988

1988 “Locke’s Two Treatises and Contemporary Thought: Freedom, Community and the Liberal Tradition,” presented at a Liberty Fund Symposium on The Contribution to Liberty of Locke’s Two Treatises of Government, Dallas

1988

1986 “Liberalism and the Divided Mind of the American Right,” presented at the Northeastern Political Science Association annual meeting, Boston

1986

Public Lectures

Publication
Year

2018 Participant, Panel on the First Year of the Trump Presidency, McLaughlin College, January 22, 2018

2018

2017 Participant, Panel on the Trump Transition, McLaughlin College, March 1, 2017

2017

Forthcoming

Publication
Year

“Thomas Cooper, 1789-1839” (co-author with James Crimmins), Encyclopedia of Utilitarinanism (Continuum, forthcoming).


Other

Publication
Year

MA (Graduate Program in Political Science):
Supervisions:
Joseph Datillo, “On the Possibility of Disenchanted Axiology” (student matriculated September, 2017’ degree completed August, 2018)

2018


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/POLS2000 6.0 A Perspectives on Politics LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/POLS6010 6.0 A Symposium In Political Theory SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/POLS2000 6.0 A Perspectives on Politics LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/POLS6010 6.0 A Symposium In Political Theory SEMR