Dr
Valesca
Lima

Primary Department
School of Law and Government
Role
Assistant Professor in Politics
Phone number: 01 700
6812
Campus
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number
C1116

Academic biography

I am Assistant Professor of Political Science at the School of Law and Government. I research policymaking and governance with three main areas of interest: citizen participation, housing policy and social mobilization. My previous research funded by the Irish Research Council examined recent housing mobilization for housing justice in Ireland and Portugal. My work focused on citizen inclusion at the sub-national levels, especially in contexts where participatory democracy was being implemented. This work led to the publication of the book 'Participatory Democracy and Crisis' with Palgrave and other several articles. My forthcoming co-edited volume 'The Consequences of Brazilian Social Movements in Historical Perspectives' examines the political outcome of social movements explores the various consequences of social protest and will soon be published with Routledge. I have also worked on the interconnections between political participation of vulnerable groups and have an ongoing interest in democratic innovations in Ireland, Latin America, the EU and beyond.
I'm currently co-editor of the International Review of Public Policy (IRPP), the open access journal of the International Public Policy Association (IPPA) and the co-convenor of the PSAI's Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Specialist Group.






Research interests

Comparative politicsGovernanceHousing and urban policyPolitical participationSocial movements