Category: Communique

International Studies in the Philippines (An interview with Erickson D. Calata)

Chapter 3: “Constantino revisited: The ‘miseducation’ and diplomacy of the Filipinos” authored by Erickson D. Calata In his essay ‘The Miseducation of the Filipino’, Renato Constantino argues that the American-instituted educational system is geared towards subjugating the minds of Filipinos for colonial mentality while…

International Studies in the Philippines (An interview with Adonis L. Elumbre)

Chapter 6: “Discursive experiments in vernacularizing international studies in the Philippines” authored by Adonis L. Elumbre A normative feature of international studies is its situatedness in nations attempting to understand and engage counterparts in their own region or elsewhere in the world. This epistemic…

International Studies in the Philippines (An interview with Florencia Rubiolo)

Chapter 9: “Political and economic perspectives on diversification in Philippine-South America relations” authored by Florencia Rubiolo Diversification is a foreign policy goal aimed at widening the space for maneuvering in a regional and international environment in which less-developed and small countries are subject to…

International Studies in the Philippines (An interview with Archill Niña Faller-Capistrano)

Chapter 13: “Sexploitative human trafficking in, out of, and beyond the Philippines” authored by Archill Niña Faller-Capistrano Understanding and addressing trafficking in persons as a glocal issue tends to highlight a state-centric worldview that entrenches the locus of danger almost exclusively upon the ‘sending’…

International Studies in the Philippines (An interview with Brian U. Doce)

Chapter 11: “Religious expertise, public theology, and Philippine regime compliance” authored by Brian U. Doce Although religious groups still wield influential power in the Philippine political setting, studies exploring their role in shaping Philippine behavior in international affairs are scarce. Previous research surveying the…

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