Ruth R. Lusterio-Rico, PhD
Professor of Political Science

Office: Room XXX, Bulwagang Silangang Palma
Trunkline: (63 2) 981 8500 local XXX
Email: xxx@up.edu.ph
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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

PhD 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 Taught

Political Science 11 (Introduction to Political Science)
Political Science 110 (Political Analysis)
Political Science 199 (Research in Political Science)
Political Science 299 (Research Seminar 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.