- Politics and Political Science
- Research Keywords:
- Comparative Politics, Public Policy, Political Theory, Democracy and Democratization, Citizen Participation, Indigenous peoples, Globalization, Social Justice, Latin America
- Collaboration interests:
- participatory development as a means of poverty alleviation, human insecurity and social justice, Indigenous rights, the impact of technology on the capacity of marginalized actors to participate in politics
- Dr. Pascal Lupien is a political scientist at the University of Alberta. Lupien’s research interests revolve around civil society, political participation and democratic innovation, social development and human (in)security, and the factors that enhance or diminish the capacity of marginalized groups to influence politics. His work has been published in journals such as Democratization, Citizenship Studies and Political Science Quarterly. Lupien’s previous research examined the behaviour of Indigenous social movements in Bolivia and Ecuador, including the development of transnational alliances between Indigenous groups in the region and actors further afield. His forthcoming book, Citizens’ Power in Latin America: Theory and Practice, looks at how local communities in Venezuela, Ecuador and Chile use participatory democracy mechanisms to pursue collective social development goals. Funded by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant, his current project considers the impact of information and communications technologies (ICTs) on the capacity of Indigenous civil society groups to represent and pursue the interests of their constituents at the national and international levels. It focuses on current and potential uses of ICTs as well as the intersection of technology and the internationalization of Indigenous rights through mechanisms such as the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
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