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Caouette, Dominique

Associate Professor

  • Director
  • Centre d'études de l’Asie de l’est (CETASE)
  • Co-ordinator
  • Réseau d'études des dynamiques transnationales et de l'action collective (REDTAC) – scientific unit of CÉRIUM


  • Telephone 514-343-6111 #40899 Pav. PAV.M.CARON-L.GROULX-3200 J.B. \ Ext. C4035


Caouette, Dominique

Research expertise

After working for more than 7 years in international co-operation NGOs, I joined the Department of Political Science in 2004. Today, my teaching focuses on transnational relations, Southeast Asia and development theories. In terms of research, I am interested in interactions between non-governmental players and multilateral processes in Asia, in different forms of collective action and resistance in rural areas, in particular in the Philippines, and lastly in international development issues and what is described as alterglobalism.

In my research I am trying to understand how transnational dynamics and activities by intranational and supranational social groups are helping to question state-centred approaches to international relations, and also approaches based on the study of formal political institutions.

Since July 2011, I have headed up the Centre d'études de l'Asie de l'Est (CETASE).

Areas of expertise


  • D. Caouette et S. Turner, dir. Agrarian Angst and Rural Resistance in contemporary Southeast Asia, London: Routledge, 2009.
  • P. Dufour, D. Masson et D. Caouette, dir., Transnationalizing Women's Movements: Solidarities Without Borders, Vancouver: University of British Colombia Press, 2010.
  • D. Caouette, dir., Au-delà de la crise alimentaire: La souveraineté alimentaire, repenser l'agriculture, Revue Possibles (numéro thématique), Vol. 34, No. 1-2 (Été 2010): 276 p.
  • D. Caouette, «Introduction: Gouvernance, contestation et développement en Asie du Sud-est» et «Oligarchie, électoralisme et contestation politique: Les dérives du néopatrimonialisme et de l'État philippin contemporain», Canadian Journal of Development Studies. (section thématique), Vol. 30: 3-4 (June 2010): pp. 361-365 et pp. 367-381.
  • D. Caouette et D. Côté, « Ripe For A New Asian Multilateralism? Asean and Contemporary Regional Dynamics”, European Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol.11, No.1 (septembre 2011): pp.5-36.

Directed theses and dissertations available in Papyrus