Researcher Profile

Bettina von Lieres

Bettina von Lieres

University of Toronto
Department of Political Science
3359 Mississauga Road N.
Mississauga, ON, M5S2K3,

University of the Western Cape,
Political Studies Department,
Bellville, Cape Town, 7535
South Africa



Bettina von Lieres is a lecturer in the University of Toronto in Canada and in the Political Studies Department at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. She was also the convenor of the “Deepening Democracy” working group of the Development Research Centre for Citizenship, Participation and Accountablity, as well as the convenor of a researcher/practitioner network project, the “Middle Spaces” project, funded by the Ford Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa. A political scientist by training, her research interests lie at the intersection of development studies and democratic theory, witha particular focus on citizen participation in the global south.


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