School of Political Studies
University of Ottawa
Research Statement (666 kB)André Laliberté is full professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. He is a graduate of UQAM (1991), and received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of British Columbia in 1999.
Laliberté has served as Secretary-treasurer of the Canadian Asian Studies Association's East Asian Council since 2003 and has been on the Board of directors of the Canadian Consortium on Asia-Pacific Security since 2004. He is currently a member of the China cluster, a group of analysts that examines and debates issues in China and Taiwan that are of importance to Canada, and sits on the editorial boards of Monde chinois and Politique et société. Laliberté has been invited as a researcher by the Hebei Academy of Social Science and the Anhui Academy of Social Science in the People's Republic of China.
Laliberté's research and writing has concentrated on Taiwanese and Chinese politics, with a special emphasis on identity politics, religion and the state, constitutional issues, and the evolution of disagreements over national identity and sovereignty between China and Taiwan. More recently, Laliberté has been working on welfare policy in both China and Taiwan. Throughout this work, he seeks to account for the Asia-specific systems of meaning and values that can be reconciled with Western-based ideas of citizenship, justice and inclusiveness.
He is one of the founding members of an emerging research centre on Chinese studies (MACS-AMEC: Montreal Association for Chinese Studies - Association montréalaise des études chinoises) that brings together ten researchers, and he is a researcher affiliated with the Centre d'études sur les politiques étrangères et de sécurité and the Chaire Raoul Dandurand, both at UQAM.
Born in Montreal, Laliberté studied in Montreal, Vancouver, Taipei and taught in Taipei, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Montreal. He is married to Jill Carrick, expert on French post-war art and professor at Carleton University.