Thursday, September 22

Croft Chapter House

8:30 – 9:00 | Registration, Continental Breakfast and Welcome

9:00 – 10:30 | Creating Federal Systems: Enabling Conditions

Chair: David Cameron (University of Toronto)

Marie-Joelle Zahar (University of Montreal)
`Rebuilding Trust? Federalism and the Management of Violent Conflict’

Michael Keating (University of Aberdeen)
`Territorial Policy Communities’

Discussant: Karlo Basta (University of Toronto)

10:30 – 11:00 | Refreshment Break

11:00 – 12:30 | Federal Systems in Africa and Theocracies

Chair:  Sujit Choudhry (NYU)

Christina Murray (University of Cape Town)
`Cooperative Federalism in Africa: South Africa and Kenya’

Ran Hirschl (University of Toronto)
`Federalism and the Theocratic Challenge’

Discussant: Jean Lachapelle (University of Toronto)

12:30 – 2:00 | Lunch

2:00 – 3:30 | Federalism in Spain

Chair: Ron Watts (Queen’s University)

César Colino (UNED)
`Living with Contradictions in the “Estado autonómico”: the Management of Internal Nationalisms and Social Cohesion in Spain’

Alain-G. Gagnon (UQAM)
`Constitutionalism, Empowerment and Multinational Federalism’

Discussant: Sebastian Baglioni (University of Toronto)

3:30 – 4:00 | Refreshment Break

4:00 – 5:30 | Societal Diversities and Federalism

Chair:  Grace Skogstad (University of Toronto)

Ailsa Henderson (University of Edinburgh)
`Federalism as Centrifuge: Regional political cultures and political stability’

John McGarry (Queen’s University)
`Binding a Cypriot Federation’

Discussant: Philippe Roseberry (Queen’s University)

Great Hall, Hart House

6:30 | Cash Bar

7:00 | Dinner (invitation only)

Friday, September 23

9:00 – 10:30 | Federalism, Social Democracy and Social Equality

Chair: Julie Simmons (Guelph University)

Thomas O. Hueglin (Wilfrid Laurier University)
`Federalism and Democracy – A Critical Reassessment’

Alain Noel (University of Montreal)
`The Left, the Right, and Federalism’

Discussant:   Josh Hjartarson (Mowat Institute)

10:30 – 11:00 | Refreshment Break

11:00 – 12:30 | Alternate Modes of Managing Internal Diversities

Chair:  Martin Papillon (University of Ottawa)

Jan Erk (Leiden University)
`Theories of Federalism, Practices of Federalism’

Luc Turgeon (University of Ottawa) and Jenn Wallner (University of Ottawa),
`Adaptability and Change in Federal Systems: A Comparison of Australia, Canada, and the United States’

Discussant:  Alexandre Paquin-Pelletier  (University of Toronto)

12 :30 – 1:30 | Lunch

1:45 – 3:00 | Roundtable on the Global Promise of Federalism:

Chair: André Juneau (Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen’s University)

Michael Keating (University of Aberdeen)

Christina Murray (University of Cape Town)

François Rocher (University of Ottawa)

Ron Watts (Queen’s University)

3:00 – 3:15 | Refreshment Break

3:15 – 3:45 | Reflections on Federalism

Chair: Keith Banting (Queen’s University)

Richard Simeon (University of Toronto)


Organizing Committee: Keith Banting, David Cameron, Gabriel Eidelman, Martin Papillon, Grace Skogstad, Luc Turgeon, and Jennifer Wallner.