Maxwell Cameron

Professor, Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, University of British Columbia

Maxwell A. Cameron (Ph.D., California, Berkeley, 1989) specializes in comparative politics (Latin America) and international political economy. He wrote Democracy and Authoritarianism in Peru (St. Martin's 1994), co-edited The Peruvian Labyrinth (Penn State University Press, 1997), The Political Economy of North American Free Trade (McGill-Queen's 1993), Democracy and Foreign Policy (Carleton, 1995), To Walk Without Fear: The Global Movement to Ban Landmines (Oxford, 1998), Latin America's Left Turns: Politics, Policies and Trajectories of Change (Lynne Rienner, 2010), Democracia en la Region Andina (IEP, 2010), co-authored The Making of NAFTA: How the Deal Was Done (Cornell, 2000), edited a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (2002) on the topic of threats to democracy in Latin America, a special issue of Canadian Foreign Policy (2003) on the Inter-American Democratic Charter, and a special issue of Revista de Ciencia Politica on Andean democracy. He is currently conducting research supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for a book on democracy without the separationof powers in Latin America. Cameron is on the editorial board of Business and Politics, the Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Canadian Foreign Policy and Convergencia: Revista de Ciencia Sociales (Mexico). During the fall 2005 he was on leave at Yale University as Canadian Bicentennial Visiting Professor in the Yale Center forInternational and Area Studies, and between January and June 2006 he was a visiting researcher at the Universidad del Pacifico in Lima, Peru. Between March and June 2006, Cameron served as political advisor to Lloyd Axworthy, Chief of the Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States in Peru. Through the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Cameron organized the "Andean Democracy Research Network", a research network to monitor and report on the state of democracy in the Andean region with funding from the Martha Piper Fund, the Glyn Berry Program of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada, and the International Development Research Council. He is currently working on a Ford Foundation supported project on participation and representation in Latin America.

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