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The Paradigm: Deglobalization

The Paradigm: Deglobalization

Jan 15, 2012

The Paradigm: Deglobalization Focus on the Global South It is in response to the growing clamor for alternatives to the current system of global governance that Focus has elaborated the strategy of deglobalisation as the guiding paradigm for its programmatic work in the next three-year period. Deglobalisation is not a synonym for withdrawing from the world...

New Economics for a New Administration

New Economics for a New Administration

Jan 14, 2012

New Economics for a New Administration by Walden Bello* The dominant feature of the Arroyo administration was pervasive corruption, but its most destructive legacy in the long term will probably be its policy failures.  The ascent to power of a new president, backed by a new Congress, provides the opportunity for a fundamental shift in policy in order to end...

Party-list Winners: Whose Interests are Represented?

Party-list Winners: Whose Interests are Represented?

Jan 14, 2012

Party-list Winners: Whose Interests are Represented? by Mary Ann Manahan Five years after it was set-up to address the gaps of representational democracy in the country, has the party-list system broken the monopoly of big traditional politics and decreased the tendency for personality politics? In 1995, it was seen as vehicle for the underrepresented and...

The Party List System: A Quick Introduction

The Party List System: A Quick Introduction

Jan 14, 2012

The Party List System: A Quick Introduction by Jenina Joy Chavez Abetting deep-seated social and economic inequities in the country is an elite-captured political system that stifles the political space counter the benefit of ordinary citizens. In particular, the formal electoral system – the mechanism by which citizens get the chance to elect their leaders and...

Ruling on the Party List

Ruling on the Party List

Jan 14, 2012

Ruling on the Party List By Miriam Coronel Ferrer By significantly reversing the Panganiban doctrine on the party list system, the Supreme Court is ushering a change that could be of lasting import to the nature of the Lower House. The so-called Panganiban doctrine, named after former Supreme Court justice Artemio Panganiban who authored the previous ruling,...

The Poor Peoples’ Economy

The Poor Peoples’ Economy

Dec 14, 2011

The Poor Peoples’ Economy Oftentimes, the poor are already engaged in realizing alternative forms of social, economic and political life. Even as they live amidst considerable scarcities of resources and various forms of exclusion, there can be found novel livelihood strategies and arrangements through which they make daily ends meet. Such initiatives often...