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Professor, Political Science, University of British Columbia

Maxwell A. Cameron (Ph.D., California, Berkeley, 1989) is Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He specializes in comparative politics, democracy and ethics in politics. His publications include Democracy and Authoritarianism in Peru (St. Martin's 1994), The Peruvian Labyrinth (Penn State University Press, 1997), To Walk Without Fear: The Global Movement to Ban Landmines (Oxford, 1998), Latin America's Left Turns (Lynne Rienner, 2010), Democracia en la Region Andina (Lima: IEP, 2010), New Institutions for Participatory Democracy in Latin America (Palgrave 2012), The Making of NAFTA (Cornell, 2000), Strong Constitutions (Oxford University Press 2013), Political Institutions and Practical Wisdom (Oxford University Press, 2018) and over 50 peer reviewed articles. Cameron has taught at Carleton University in Ottawa, Yale University and the Colegio de Mexico. Between 2011-2019 he served as the Director of the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions and in that capacity organized a boot camp for aspiring legislators: the Institute for Future Legislators. In 2013 Cameron won a UBC Killam Teaching Prize and in 2020 he became the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies’ Distinguished Fellow.


  • 1999–2020
    Professor, The University of British Columbia