Philippine Journal of Public Policy: Interdisciplinary Development Perspectives

The Philippine Journal of Public Policy: Interdisciplinary Development Perspectives (PJPP) (ISSN 2672-3352 (print) / 2704-2847 (online)) (DOI: is the annual peer-reviewed journal of the University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) released in print and online.

The PJPP takes off from the Public Policy Journal (PPJ), which was launched in 1997 by then UP President Emil Javier to serve as one of the university’s contributions to public policy discourse from a multidisciplinary perspective. The journal has published key research projects conducted by university faculty members across the UP System and has evolved to be a platform for examining contemporary social, cultural, economic, and political issues in the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and East Asia.

Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem, Ph.D., Professor at the UP Department of Political Science and Executive Director of UP CIDS, currently serves as the journal’s Editor-in-Chief. To maintain academic rigor, scholars affiliated with globally renowned institutions from various disciplines serve as its peer reviewers, as needed.

Aims and Scope

The PJPP promotes the broadening of discourse on public policy to accommodate more dynamic contemporary policy realities in the Philippines as well as in developing and/or industrialized countries in Southeast Asia and East Asia. The PJPP publishes policy research covering the following major themes: education, paradigms of development, social and political change, strategic studies, ethnicity and religion, health, and science and technology. The PJPP also accommodates scholarly work on issues such as peace and conflict transformation, migration, constitutional change, and disaster risk reduction and management.

Maintaining its preference for interdisciplinary research, the PJPP welcomes theoretical articles containing relevant literature, well-designed and analyzed empirical studies, and policy studies that are widely applicable.


Full Articles

Full-length articles tackle relevant topics and issues related to public policy. Each article provides a multidisciplinary examination of contemporary social, cultural, economic and political issues in the Philippines and elsewhere.

Book Reviews

Book reviews are brief commentaries on recently published books relevant to public policy. This collection of experts’ viewpoints seeks to reexamine these works in a fresh and analytical perspective.

Policy Insights

This section features works that provide a critical view on relevant issues and developments related to public policy. These essays and commentaries offer concise and grounded viewpoints on theoretical and practical aspects of policy conceptualization, formation, implementation, and evaluation. The PJPP Policy Insights seek to generate conversations among scholars, policymakers, and the general public, and contribute to broader policy discourse.

Editorial Board

MemberDisciplineInstitutional Affiliation
Filomeno V. Aguilar, Jr., Ph.D.HistoryAteneo de Manila University
Saturnino M. Borras, Ph.D.Agrarian StudiesInternational Institute of Social Studies
Clarissa C. David, Ph.D.CommunicationUniversity of the Philippines Diliman
Emmanuel S. de Dios, Ph.D.EconomicsUniversity of the Philippines Diliman
Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Ph.D.SociologyNational Taiwan University
Khoo Boo Teik, Ph.D.Political ScienceNational Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

Editorial Advisory Board

MemberDisciplineInstitutional Affiliation
Maria Ela L. Atienza, Ph.D.Political ScienceUniversity of the Philippines Diliman
Aileen S.P. Baviera, Ph.D.Asian StudiesUniversity of the Philippines Diliman
Allan B.I. Bernardo, Ph.D.PsychologyUniversity of Macau
Marie Therese A.P. Bustos,
EducationUniversity of the Philippines Diliman
Dominique Caouette, Ph.D.Political ScienceUniversity of Montreal
Miriam Coronel-FerrerPolitical ScienceUniversity of the Philippines Diliman
Vedi R. Hadiz, Ph.D.Political ScienceUniversity of Melbourne
Tim Harper, Ph.D.HistoryCambridge University
Caroline S. Hau, Ph.D.Cultural and Literary StudiesKyoto University
Kevin Hewison, Ph.D.Political ScienceUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Paul D. Hutchcroft, Ph.D.Political ScienceAustralian National University
Yutaka Katayama, Ph.D.Political ScienceKobe University
Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet, Ph.D.Political ScienceAustralian National University
Lau Kin Chi, Ph.D.Cultural StudiesLingnan University
Herman Joseph S. KraftPolitical ScienceUniversity of the Philippines Diliman
Joseph Anthony Y. Lim, Ph.D.EconomicsAteneo de Manila University
Manuel F. Montes, Ph.D.EconomicsThe South Center, Geneva
Macrina A. MoradosIslamic StudiesUniversity of the Philippines Diliman
Fidel R. Nemenzo, D.Sc.MathematicsUniversity of the Philippines Diliman
Dina Joana S. Ocampo, Ph.D.EducationUniversity of the Philippines Diliman
Maureen C. PagaduanCommunity DevelopmentUniversity of the Philippines Diliman
Annette O. Pelkmans-Balaoing, Ph.D.EconomicsErasmus University Rotterdam
Antoinette R. Raquiza, Ph.D.Political EconomyUniversity of the Philippines Diliman
Takashi Shiraishi, Ph.D.HistoryKyoto University
John T. Sidel. Ph.D.Political ScienceLondon School of Economics
Guillermo Q. Tabios, III, Ph.D.Civil EngineeringUniversity of the Philippines Diliman
Eduardo C. Tadem, Ph.D.Asian StudiesUniversity of the Philippines Diliman
Mark R. Thompson, Ph.D.Political ScienceCity University of Hong Kong
Jorge V. Tigno, DPAPolitical ScienceUniversity of the Philippines Diliman
Olle Törnquist, Ph.D.Political ScienceUniversity of Oslo
Marie Aubrey J. Villaceran, Ph.D.English StudiesUniversity of the Philippines Diliman


Editorial Office
UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies
Lower Ground Floor, Ang Bahay ng Alumni, Magsaysay Avenue
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 1101

981-8500 loc. 4266 to 4268