Laura Macdonald


Laura Macdonald (PhD York) is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University, Chair of the Department of Political Science, and the Director of the Centre on North American Politics and Society. She is the author of Supporting Civil Society: The Political Impact of Non-Governmental Assistance to Central America (Macmillan/St. Martin’s, 1997). 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. Her current research projects concern social citizenship in North America and the impact of NAFTA on security, immigration, and border control policies.

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