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Program on Social and Political Change (PSPC)

  • Source/Credit: International Political Science Association
    The panel on “Understanding Rodrigo Duterte’s Governance in the Philippines” from the International Political Science Association’s (IPSA) 26th World Congress with Dr. Maria Ela Atienza (top left) and Dr. Teresa Encarnacion Tadem (top right)
  • Source/Credit: DLSU Jesse Robredo Institute of Governance
    Dr. Maria Ela Atienza with fellow speakers Dr. Alvin Ang, Dr. Francisco Magno, Dr. Ador Torneo, and the event secretariat.
  • Source/Credit: UP CIDS
    (L to R) Dr. Jean Encinas-Franco, Luz Rimban, Dr. Paul Hutchcroft, Dr. Jorge Tigno, Dr. Antoinette Raquiza, former COMELEC Commissioner Luie Tito Guia, Dr. Aries Arugay, and COMELEC Spokesperson James Jimenez
  • Source/Credit: UP CIDS
    (L to R) Dr. Maria Ela Atienza, Asst. Prof. Jan Robert Go, Dr. Alex Brillantes, Dr. Irma Asuncion, Dr. Eduardo Tadem, Dr. Joseph Capuno, Dr. Antoinette Raquiza
  • Source/Credit: UP CIDS
    Cover art of the Ugnayang Migrante podcast, which discusses the issues faced by Filipino migrant workers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Cover art of the Multilevel Crisis Governance podcasts featuring the presentations and discussions from the webinar.

    Rationale

    The task of the Program on Social and Political Change (PSPC) is to provide a platform for understanding these varied social and political challenges facing the country today. Broadly, PSPC’s aim is to allow experts from a variety of disciplines in the University to develop a better understanding of past, current, and future social and political tensions that can arise and impact on modern Philippine society and polity.

    It is designed to produce empirical studies using a variety of methods and approaches to better understand the different social and political issues, transitions, and disruptions affecting the country and world. These studies form the basis for policy inputs and discussions at both the local, national, and international levels.


    Objectives

    PSPC seeks to (a) describe and analyze the current social and political issues facing the country as well as (b) highlight and anticipate the likely shifts and transformations that might follow from such issues and (c) examine their implications on society, economy, and public policy, as well as (d) communicate its findings to a wider audience of intellectuals, policy makers, and the general public.

    PSPC’s main objective of the research is to lead to possible sets of policy options, responses, and recommendations by government as well as by other social institutions including development agencies.

    Publications


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    Making Voter Education a Pillar of Democracy in the Philippines | Policy Brief 236 KB 365 downloads

    Making Voter Education a Pillar of Democracy in the Philippines ...
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    The Party is Dead! Long Live the Party! Reforming the Party System in the Philippines | Discussion Paper 1 MB 623 downloads

    The Party is Dead! Long Live the Party! Reforming the Party ...
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    The Philippine Judiciary: Strengthening the Third Branch of Government | Discussion Paper 2 MB 502 downloads

    The Philippine Judiciary – Strengthening the Third Branch of Government ...

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    The Team


    Rogelio Alicor Panao, PhD

    Convenor

    Associate Professor
    Department of Political Science
    College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
    University of the Philippines Diliman

    Maria Corazon C. Reyes

    Senior Project Assistant