For the month of November 2017, PHISO is celebrating the scholarship of distinguished Professor Julio C. Teehankee.
Professor Julio C. Teehankee is Full Professor and Research Fellow of Political Science and International Studies at De La Salle University, Manila (DLSU). He is currently the President of the Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA). He completed both his doctorate in Development Studies (with distinction) and his bachelor’s degree major in Political Science from DLSU. He earned his master’s degree in Political Science from the University of the Philippines.
He was a Japan Foundation fellow at the Graduate School of Law and Politics, the University of Tokyo, Japan from September 2007 to June 2008; a visiting fellow at the Japan Institute for International Affairs in 2002; a Sumitomo Foundation research grantee at the Waseda Institute of Asia Pacific Studies, Waseda University in 2000; a Fulbright American Studies fellow at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2000; and, a Japan Foundation faculty development grantee at Ibaraki University, Japan from July 1995 to July 1996.
Dr. Teehankee served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts from 2013-2017. Previously, he served as chair of the Political Science Department between 1994 and 2007; and, chair of the International Studies Department from 2008 to 2013. Presently, he is the Executive Secretary of the Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA). He was previously APISA President from 2009 to 2011. He also served as PPSA Secretary from 1995 to 1999.
He specializes in the comparative analysis of politics and development in East and Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on issues of popular participation, governance, democratization, and contested institutions. He has published extensively on the topics of elections, party politics, and political dynasties. His current research includes presidentialism in Asia; comparative constitutional dynamics in East and Southeast Asia; and the post-crisis development architecture.
He has been cited as one of only four political scientists in the 2015 Webometrics’ List of 150 Top Scientists in the Philippines based on Google Scholar Citations. His publications are listed here.