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Marshall, Robert

Marshall, Robert



ABD (Political Science): York (Can.)




(416) 979-5000 x 2079


Robert Marshall is a Contract Lecturer in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University . His teaching and research interests include: theories of the state; political economy; Canadian government and politics; public administration; public policy; globalization; and, technology and its impacts on politics and society.

Robert is a doctorial candidate in Political Science at York University (Can.), where he is completing his dissertation which is entitled “The Political Economy of Industrial Restructuring and Intellectual Property Rights: The Pharmaceutical Industry in Canada , 1969-present.” It is being supervised by Dr. Leo Panitch. He holds a Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science from Carleton University and an Honors Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Toronto .

Robert has also done contract work for: The Premier's Council on Health, Wellbeing and Social Justice; Ontario Council of Regents; Centre for Social Justice; Centre for Health Studies, York University; The Roeher Institute [Canada's National Institute for the Study of Public Policy Affecting Persons with Disabilities]; Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women; Project on Ontario's Innovation System (POIS) at the University of Toronto.

Robert Marshall serves as book review editor for Alternate Routes:  A Journal of Critical Social Research.

Selected Publications:

  • Review of Automating Inequality. How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor by Virginia Eubanks (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2017): 260 pp.  Social Inequality and the Spectre of Social Justice – Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research 29 (2018).
  • Review of The Civic Web: Young People, the Internet, and Civic Participation by David Buckingham and Shakuntala Banaji (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2013): 208 pp.  Canadian Journal of Political Science 50:2 (June 2017): 649-651.
  • Review of Escape From the Staples Trap: Canadian Political Economy after Left Nationalism by Paul Kellogg (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015): 275 pp.  Austerity Urbanism and the Social Economy -- Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research 28 (2017).
  • Review of Sovereignty’s Promise: The State as Fiduciary by Evan Fox-Decent (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011): 304 pp. Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law 10 (2017): 693-696.
  • Review of Betting on Biotech: Innovation and the Limits of Asia’s Developmental State by Joseph Wong (New York: Cornell University Press, 2011): 216 pp. Canadian Journal of Political Science 62:2 (June 2013): 493-494.
  • “The State, New Industrial Spaces and the Wealth of Regions.” In Space, Place and Nature: The Landscape of Canadian Political Economy ed., Graham Todd. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (forthcoming).
  • “Autonomy and Sovereignty in the Era of Global Restructuring.” Studies in Political Economy 59 (Summer, 1999): 115-147.
  • Review of A Discourse on Disenchantment. Reflection on Politics and Technology by Gilbert Germain (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1993): 187 pp. Canadian Journal of Political Science 29:2 (June, 1996): 414-415.


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