Tobold Rollo
Toby Rollo is a PhD candidate in the department of Political Science at the University of Toronto where he specializes in democratic theory and Canadian politics.

Entries by Tobold Rollo

Saying Goodbye to Tom Flanagan

(30) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 3:38 PM

When it comes to political science approaches to the problem of Indigenous rights, the work of Tom Flanagan and Barry Cooper qualify as perhaps our least helpful.

For his part, Flanagan published a book in 2000 titled First Nations? Second Thoughts, in which the rights of Indigenous peoples in...

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Why Idle No More Never Needed Your Sympathy

(119) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 7:35 AM

The Idle No More Indigenous rights movement is promising more direct action in 2013. However, a spectre is haunting the movement -- the spectre of fading public sympathy. The majority of Canadians (as well as some in the movement) believe that gaining recognition for Indigenous rights depends on effectively bolstering...

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How Idle No More Could Help Save Canadian Democracy

(23) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 1:09 PM

It is sometimes quipped that democracy is like two wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. This Darwinian image of vulnerable minorities falling prey to a "tyranny of the majority" is why few believe that democracy can be reduced to participation in elections. If democracy has value it is because...

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