Resources: Political Democracy and Reforms (PODER) Studies

Browse our resources covering Studies on Political Democracy and Reforms (PODER) Studies.


The 1987 Constitution: To Change or Not to Change?
The 1987 Constitution: To Change or Not to Change?

Twenty-five years after its ratification, the 1987 Constitution has survived serious attempts to change it during the presidencies of Fidel Ramos, Joseph Estrada, and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. What were the reasons for the attempts and why did they fail? For persons and organizations with valid reasons to explore Charter Change, what are the available options? What is a systematic way to explore and pursue it? These are some of the questions this book examines and answers.

 


Documentation and Assessment of ERV Response in the 2010 Elections (Draft)
Documentation and Assessment of ERV Response in the 2010 Elections (Draft)

These provide profiles of four initiatives in response to election-related violence (ERV) in the 2010 elections. The initiatives profiled are: Abra Multisector Group (AMSG) in Abra; Masbate Advocates for Peace (MAP) in Masbate; Vote Peace (various areas); and Good Wednesday Group (GWG) in Maguindanao.

 


Poolitikang Pinoy 2010 (PoP 2010)
Poolitikang Pinoy 2010 (PoP 2010)

PoP 2010 is a data pooling initiative of the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG) that aims to arm the citizens with facts and data on candidates for and selected critical issues relevant to the 2010 elections, thereby, facilitating and empowering their engagement as political actors during elections.

 


Remnants of the Past in A Changing Terrain of Politics: Explaining Election-Related Violence in Nueva Ecija, Philippines
Remnants of the Past in A Changing Terrain of Politics: Explaining Election-Related Violence in Nueva Ecija, Philippines

The study is a cause-and-effect analysis on election-related violence in Nueva Ecija. It seeks to explain the situation of election-related violence in the said province by adopting a action research that looks into its causes and implications, as well as the definitions and types of election-related violence that are present in the province.

 


Citizen Reform Agenda 2010: For Candidates and Political Parties of the Upcoming 2010 Elections
Citizen Reform Agenda 2010: For Candidates and Political Parties of the Upcoming 2010 Elections

Citizen Reform Agenda 2010 or CReforms 2010 is a consultation process initiated by the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG) through its PODER program that aims to bring together the broadest possible representation of citizen organizations in the country to identify key reform agenda or issues that candidates and political parties must address for the 2010 elections.

 


A Vicious Cycle of Violence, Disempowerment and Abuse of Authority Explaining Election-Related Violence in Abra, Philippines
A Vicious Cycle of Violence, Disempowerment and Abuse of Authority Explaining Election-Related Violence in Abra, Philippines

The study is a cause-and-effect analysis on election-related violence in Abra, which focuses on three possible causal factors: historical, socio-cultural and institutional. It utilizes three analytical lenses or perspectives, namely institutional analysis, power analysis and socio-cultural analysis.

 


It’s the (Non-) System, Stupid! Explaining ‘Mal-development’ of Parties in the Philippines
It’s the (Non-) System, Stupid! Explaining ‘Mal-development’ of Parties in the Philippines

This chapter will search for an aspect of political parties that can explain the mal-development of party politics in the country, and can provide a feasible point of reference for party reform measures.

 


Are Two Better Than One? Revisiting Philippine Bicameralism
Are Two Better Than One? Revisiting Philippine Bicameralism

This paper offers more assurance of legislative oversight in a soft state with a tendency towards heavy-handed presidency.

 


A Case for Serious Political Party Building: Reflections on the Partisan Civil Society Discussion Series
A Case for Serious Political Party Building: Reflections on the Partisan Civil Society Discussion Series

This provides reflection paper on the Partisan Civil Society discussion series, arguing the case for political party building in the Philippines.

 


Initiating Change? People’s Initiative as a Mode of Changing the 1987 Constitution (Draft)
Initiating Change? People’s Initiative as a Mode of Changing the 1987 Constitution (Draft)

This paper explores the pros and cons of a people’s initiative, by revisiting the attempts of PIRMA and Sigaw ng Bayan, and examining the barriers to making it operational and applicable.

 

Pages