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The Duterte administration is often considered a rupture in Philippine’s politics. Yet, how different is Duterte’s programme of change from the past governments, particularly from its predecessor, the Aquino II administration? Is there a shift in regime orientation and policy preferences from Aquino II to Duterte? What will this mean to the future direction of Philippine democracy, its economic development, peace and security, and relations with other countries?
This volume focuses on four critical areas- politics and governance, economic governance, Mindanao peace process, and international relations - to illustrate continuities or discontinuities in policies and governance of institutions to explain the dynamics of change in the Philippines.
The program starts at 3:00pm followed by book signing and cocktail reception. This is a free event but registration is required for catering purposes. RSVP to Ms. Rose San Pascual at firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction - From Aquino II to Duterte: change, continuity - and rupture by Imelda Deinla & Bjoern Dressel
Part I. Politics and Governance
The rise of illiberal democracy in the Philippines: Duterte’s early presidency by Mark Thompson
Finding federalism in the Philippines: federalism -‘The centerpiece of my campaign’ by Steven Rood
On crooked ways and straight paths: assessing anticorruption governance of the Arroyo by Kidjie Saguin
Part II. Economic Governance
How has the economy fared under the Duterte administration so far? by Maria Socorro Gochoco-Bautista
The Philippine economy: renewed dynamism, old challenges by Christopher Cabuay & Hal Hill
Competition law and policy in the Philippines: a role in sustained and inclusive economic growth by Rachel Burgess
Part III. Peace Process in Mindanao
Prospects for lasting peace in Mindanao: peacemaking and peacebuilding under the Aquino and Duterte administration by Matthew Stephens
Prospects for the normalization process in the Southern Philippines: an architecture of uncertainty by Georgi Engelbrecht
Part IV. International Environment
The Philippines and the South China Sea/ West Philippine Sea conflict: challenges and prospects for peace, diplomacy and external defence capability by Noel Morada
Fall from grace, descent from power? Civil society after Philippine democracy’s lost decade by Aries Arugay
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