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Ruth R. Lusterio-Rico, PhD
Professor
Ruth Lusterio-Rico is Professor and was Chair of the Department of Political Science (2010-2013), University of the Philippines, Diliman . She obtained her political science degrees from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Dr. Lusterio-Rico teaches courses in political analysis, political dynamics, environmental politics, and the legislative process. Her research interests include environmental politics, indigenous peoples’ rights, policy-making, migration, and local politics. Among her publications are: (1) the book Promoting Peace, Development and Human Security: The Mining Act of 1995 and the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act (2009) which she co-authored and edited; the article “Civil Society Groups and the Legislative Process: The Enactment of the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act”(2007) published in the Philippine Political Science Journal; and the chapter, “Perceptions of Women Migrant Workers from the Philippines and Indonesia”, in the book, Development and Security in Southeast Asia (2003). Dr. Lusterio-Rico is an active member of the Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA) and has served in the Board as Vice-President and Treasurer for several years.
Education
  • Ph.D. Political Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 2006.
  • MA Political Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 1995.
  • BA Political Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 1988.
Research Interests
  • Environmental politics
  • Indigenous peoples' rights
  • Policy-making
  • Migration
  • Local politics
Courses Handled
  • Political Science 11 (Introduction to Political Science)
  • Political Science 110 (Political Analysis)
  • Political Science 199 (Research in Political Science)
Recent Publications

"Globalization and local communities: The mining experience in a Southern Luzon, Philippine province", Philippine Political Science Journal 2013 Vol. 34 No. 1: 48-61.

“When Should Return and Resettlement Begin?”, in Ending the Displacement Cycle: Finding Durable Solutions through Return and Resettlement, edited by Nadeeka Withana, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, 2011, pp. 57-68.

Author and Editor, Promoting Peace, Development and Human Security: The Mining Act of 1995 and the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act, Quezon City: United Nations Development Programme and Philippine Social Science Council, 2009.

“Civil Society Groups and the Legislative Process: The Enactment of the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act”, Philippine Political Science Journal 28 (51) 2007: 55-84.