Public Policy

Public Policy: Journal of Interdisciplinary Development Perspectives (PPJ) is the biannual peer-reviewed journal of the University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) released in print and online. The PPJ 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. Since then, it 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.

The PPJ 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, in general. The PPJ publishes policy research covering the following major themes: education, alternative paradigms of development, social and political change, strategic studies, ethnicity and religion, science and technology, and medicine. The PPJ also accommodates scholarly work on issues such as peace and conflict transformation, migration, constitutional change, and disaster risk and reduction.

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

The PPJ Editorial Office is based at the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies, Diliman, Quezon City. Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem, Ph.D., Professor at the Department of Political Science, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, UP Diliman, is the current Executive Director of UP CIDS and the Editor-in-Chief of the PPJ. To maintain academic rigor, scholars affiliated with globally renowned institutions from various disciplines serve as its peer reviewers, as needed.


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


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