Maxwell Cameron

PhD in Political Science - University of British Columbia

Maxwell is a Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions (CSDI) at University of British Columbia. Over the past twenty years he has specialized in comparative politics (Latin America) and international political economy. He recently published Strong Constitutions: Social-Cognitive Origins of the Separation of Powers (Oxford University Press, 2013). Cameron’s previous publications include Democracy and Authoritarianism in Peru (St. Martin’s 1994), 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), The Making of NAFTA: How the Deal Was Done (Cornell, 2000), Latin America’s Left Turns: Politics, Policies and Trajectories of Change (Lynne Rienner, 2010), Democracia en la Region Andina (IEP, 2010), and New Institutions for Participatory Democracy in Latin America (Palgrave, 2012). It is worth to highlight that Maxwell’s blog was one the most consulted media channels during the 2006 presidential polls in Peru.

During his residency at GRADE he carried out research on the changes and trends in Latin America politics as well as the 2014 electoral context in Peru.