Stephen Clarkson

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  • Canadian Government
  • International Relations


  • MESc, University of Toronto
  • M.A., University of Oxford
  • D. de Rech., University of Paris

Stephen Clarkson

Professor Emeritus
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada


Stephen Clarkson B.A. (Toronto), M.A. (Oxford), D. de Rech. (Paris), F.R.S.C., Order of Canada
Research interests: the diffusion of foreign-investment-protection norms and investor-state dispute settlement institutions between Europe, North America and Latin America; the impact of globalization on the Canadian state with particular interest in NAFTA and the WTO.
Most recent books: Dependent America? How Canada and Mexico Construct US Power (2011 with M. Mildenberger); A Perilous Imbalance: The Globalization of Canadian Law and Governance (2010 with Stepan Wood); Does North America Exist? Governing the Continent after NAFTA and 9/11 (2008)
Canadian politics: The Big Red Machine: How the Liberal Party Dominates Canadian Politics (2005); Trudeau and Our Times. Vol. 1, The Magnificent Obsession and Vol. 2, The Heroic Delusion (1990 and 1994 with Christina McCall)
The Canadian-American relationship: Uncle Sam and Us: Globalization, Neoconservatism, and the Canadian State (2002); Canada and the Reagan Challenge (2nd. ed., 1985)
Development theory: The Soviet Theory of Development: Marxist Leninist Analysis of Third World Problems (1978).

Research Interests

  • Governance of North America
  • Impact of Globalization and Trade Liberalization on the Canadian State
  • WTO

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