October 2018

10
Oct
2018

Introducing Competition Law in the Philippines: Reaching out to the Filipino MSME Community

Rachel Burgess & Gwen Grecia-de Vera

The Philippines Competition Act seeks to level the playing field for all businesses, with the hope that this will lead to more inclusive, sustainable growth and development for the Philippines economy. For micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs), a level playing field should provide opportunities as markets open and become more competitive. An effectively enforced competition law should also give MSMEs the ability to complain about the anti-competitive behaviours of their competitors, customers or suppliers. For these reasons, the law should be viewed as a positive development for small business in the Philippines.

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16
Oct
2018

Power, Protest, Norms and Networks: Fossil fuels and the new politics of climate change

Fergus Green, Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science

Recent years have seen a surge in political campaigns, government actions and international initiatives directly targeting fossil fuels (rather than greenhouse gases per se). Drawing on a suite of recent publications, Fergus Green will explain how the new politics of fossil fuels mobilises grassroots supporters, challenges the legitimacy of the fossil fuel industry, builds global moral norms against fossil fuels, and facilitates international cooperation.

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17
Oct
2018

Vulnerabilities of Women and Children amidst Mindanao's Peace and Security Issues

Dr Marcelina Carpizo

Mindanao is found in the southern most part of the Philippines. It has the largest concentration of ethnic minorities in the country. They include the Tausog, Maguindanao, Maranao, Ilanun, and Sangil; all are Muslim groups sometimes collectively called the Moro. Groups usually found in the uplands include the T’boli, Subanon, Bukidnon, Bagobo, Mandaya, and Manobo. Another important group is the Tiruray, whose religion is a mixture of Christian, Muslim, and local beliefs. Because of its large expanses of undeveloped fertile land, Mindanao has been considered the country’s “pioneer frontier” or to many the “land of promise”.

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23
Oct
2018

Regulating transparency in corporate supply chains: Australia’s draft Modern Slavery Act

Jolyon Ford

Transparency does not necessarily yield accountability, nor trigger internal behavioural changes in business. What conditions might determine whether mandatory reporting regimes deliver these objectives? This seminar explores what theoretical basis there might be for the new wave of legislative schemes that seek to compel businesses to report on human rights risks, but which do not prescribe any penalty for non-reporting.

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26
Oct
2018

Thesis Proposal Review Day 2018

Various

RegNet PhD scholars present their thesis proposals to their supervisors, peers and other RegNet scholars.

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30
Oct
2018

Is Asia Pacific a disruptor?

Wenting Cheng, Nick Frank, Raymond Gao, Gary Lea, Sora Lee, Dori Patay, Johan van der Walt, Ryan Won

Inspired by John Braithwaite’s Cascade of Violence framework, this panel traces the cascade of disruptions on the trade, political, environmental, social and security landscapes in Asia Pacific. In a similar way that Steven Pincus has studied the British empire as a whole rather than individual colonized states, we present Asia Pacific as a highly disruptive and disrupted region in this post-colonial era.

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