Dr Valesca Lima

Sociology, Social Sciences Institute (MUSSI)

IRC Postdoctoral Fellow

Iontas Building
2.12
(01) 708 6210

Biography

Valesca Lima is postdoctoral research fellow specialising in governance, housing policies and social movements. Her current research investigates the relationship between the financialization of the housing markets, housing regulation, social movements and homelessness. This is an Irish Research Council (IRC) funded project focused on the housing crisis in Dublin and Lisbon.

Research Interests

  • Governance
  • Participatory democracy
  • Comparative policy 
  • Housing and Urban studies
  • Social movements
  • Latin American politics
  • Social Research Methods

Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
A Research Agenda for Housing Justice PI Royal Irish Academy / RIA / Non Commercial
Housing Activism: The Fight Against Homelessness in Dublin And Lisbon PI Irish Research Council (IRC) / Government State Bodies
Governing cities in the era of sharing economies PI Maynooth University / Government State Bodies

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'From Housing Crisis to Housing Justice: Towards a Radical Right to a Home'
Valesca Lima (2021) 'From Housing Crisis to Housing Justice: Towards a Radical Right to a Home'. Urban Studies, [Forthcoming] [DOI] [Details]
2020 'The Financialization of Rental Housing: Evictions And Rent Regulation'
Valesca Lima (2020) 'The Financialization of Rental Housing: Evictions And Rent Regulation'. Cities, 105 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2020 'Institutionalisation of Social Movements: Co-option And Democratic Policy-making'
Valesca Lima (2020) 'Institutionalisation of Social Movements: Co-option And Democratic Policy-making'. Political Studies Review, 19 (2) [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2020 'The Role of Local Government in The Prevention of Violence Against Women And Girls During The Covid-19 Pandemic'
Valesca Lima (2020) 'The Role of Local Government in The Prevention of Violence Against Women And Girls During The Covid-19 Pandemic'. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 39 (5):84-187 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Cultural movements and political actions during the Covid-19 pandemic'
Neto Holanda & Valesca Lima (2020) 'Cultural movements and political actions during the Covid-19 pandemic'. Interface, 12 (1):333-343 [full-text] [Details]
2019 'Urban austerity and activism: direct action against neoliberal housing policies'
Lima, V (2019) 'Urban austerity and activism: direct action against neoliberal housing policies'. Housing Studies, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'The limits of participatory democracy and the inclusion of social movements in local government'
Valesca Lima (2019) 'The limits of participatory democracy and the inclusion of social movements in local government'. Social Movement Studies, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Towards an understanding of the regional impact of Airbnb in Ireland'
Valesca Lima (2019) 'Towards an understanding of the regional impact of Airbnb in Ireland'. Regional Studies, 6 (1):78-91 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2018 'Delivering social housing: an overview of the housing crisis in Dublin'
Valesca Lima (2018) 'Delivering social housing: an overview of the housing crisis in Dublin'. Housing, 5 (1):1-21 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2017 'Social housing under the Workers’ Party government: an analysis of the private sector'
Valesca Lima (2017) 'Social housing under the Workers’ Party government: an analysis of the private sector'. Third World Quarterly, 39 (8):1640-1655 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2016 'Social mobilisation for housing rights: a qualitative case study using semi- structured interviews'
Valesca Lima (2016) 'Social mobilisation for housing rights: a qualitative case study using semi- structured interviews'. SAGE Open, [DOI] [full-text] [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
2019 Participatory Citizenship and Crisis in Contemporary Brazil.
Valesca Lima (2019) Participatory Citizenship and Crisis in Contemporary Brazil. UK: Palgrave McMillan. [DOI] [Details]
2021 Social Movements Outcomes in Historical Perspective.
Lima, V.; Pannain, R.; Pereira, G. (2021) Social Movements Outcomes in Historical Perspective. London, UK [Forthcoming]: Routledge. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2021 'Engaging citizens in collaborative governance'
Valesca Lima (2021) 'Engaging citizens in collaborative governance' In: Encyclopaedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. US: Springer Publishing. [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Innovations in affordable housing: lessons from not-for-profit housing developers'
Valesca Lima (2020) 'Innovations in affordable housing: lessons from not-for-profit housing developers' In: Partnerships for Liveable Cities. UK: Palgrave McMillian. [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2020 'Access to justice: promoting the legal system as a human right'
Valesca Lima / Miriam Gomez (2020) 'Access to justice: promoting the legal system as a human right' In: Encyclopaedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. US: Springer Publishing. [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Civic learning: challenges and possibilities in policy management'
Valesca Lima (2019) 'Civic learning: challenges and possibilities in policy management' In: Yanina Welp (eds). Encyclopaedia of Educational Innovation. New York City, United States: Springer Publishing. [DOI] [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2020 Strength in Diversity: the experience of migrant candidates in the 2019 local elections.
Valesca Lima (2020) Strength in Diversity: the experience of migrant candidates in the 2019 local elections. Immigrant Council of Ireland, Ireland. [DOI] [Details]

Electronic Journal

  Year Publication
2020 “Culture War” against Brazilian universities: how budget cuts and changes in tertiary education policies are affecting the academic community.
Valesca Lima / Sue Iamamoto (2020) “Culture War” against Brazilian universities: how budget cuts and changes in tertiary education policies are affecting the academic community. Electronic Journal [Details]
2018 Housing Movements and Participation in Institutional Spaces.
Valesca Lima (2018) Housing Movements and Participation in Institutional Spaces. Electronic Journal [DOI] [full-text] [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
2020 Participatory Innovations and Environmental Politics: Challenges and Pathways Towards Citizen Inclusion in Decision-making on Large Dams.
Marie-Sophie Heinelt and Valesca Lima (2020) Participatory Innovations and Environmental Politics: Challenges and Pathways Towards Citizen Inclusion in Decision-making on Large Dams. Working Paper [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2020 A Research Agenda for Housing.
Valesca Lima (2020) A Research Agenda for Housing. UK: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2019 Political Institutions and Democracy in Portugal: Assessing the Impact of the Eurocrisis.
Valesca Lima (2019) Political Institutions and Democracy in Portugal: Assessing the Impact of the Eurocrisis. Book Review [DOI] [full-text] [Details]