Laura Macdonald

Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University
Laura Macdonald is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University, and currently Director of the Institute of Political Economy. She is also a member of the McLeod Group (http://www.mcleodgroup.ca). She has published numerous articles in journals and edited collections on such issues as the role of non-governmental organizations in development, global civil society, citizenship struggles in Latin America, Canadian development assistance and the political impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on human rights and democracy in the three member states. She has also done work on social citizenship in North America and the impact of NAFTA on security, immigration and border control policies. Current projects include: a) a research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada titled “From minor player to major actor: The role of Canada in Latin America” ( see https://observatorio.squarespace.com) and b) research on federal Mexican and Mexico City social policies.

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