Resources: Political Democracy and Reforms (PODER) Studies

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


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.

 


How to Win an Election: Lessons from the Experts
How to Win an Election: Lessons from the Experts

This latest edition presents updated stories of former Governor Josie dela Cruz of Bulacan, Mayor Jesse Robredo of Naga City and Governor Grace Padaca of Isabela, all of whom have lead successful campaigns in the 2007 elections.

 


Digital Convergence: An Argument for Constitutional Reform
Digital Convergence: An Argument for Constitutional Reform

This paper explains the significance of digital convergence to poor countries. It offers a measure to address the insufficiency of the institutional environment to keep up with the convergence process, to clarify policy ambiguities pertaining to the rules of competition and interconnection.

 


Ways and Means of Moving Forward: A Seminar on Constitutional Change
Ways and Means of Moving Forward: A Seminar on Constitutional Change

This provides full transcription of the high-profile seminar on charter change in 2008.

 

 


The Impact of Restrictions to Ownership in Public Utilities
The Impact of Restrictions to Ownership in Public Utilities

This paper prescribes more practicable ways to avoid difficulties in the operation of public utilities, brought about by constitutional limitations.

 


Is there a Party in the House?
Is there a Party in the House?

This paper on the party list system explains the importance of proportional representation and the nature of the party list as a political party.

 


Islam and the Shari’a in a Proposed Bangsamoro Federal Islamic State
Islam and the Shari’a in a Proposed Bangsamoro Federal Islamic State

This paper argues that Islamic tradition can permit a Bangsamoro Federal Islamic State within a secular democratic system.

 


Globalized Services: Towards Liberalization of Professional and Educational Services in the Philippines
Globalized Services: Towards Liberalization of Professional and Educational Services in the Philippines

This paper is espousing that liberalization of professional and educational services will enhance economic competitiveness of the country in medium to long terms.

 


Extraordinary Measures: Constitutional Powers in Times of Crisis
Extraordinary Measures: Constitutional Powers in Times of Crisis

This paper reviews the recourse to emergency powers by four presidencies and examining the intended and unintended consequences.

 


The Partisan Civil Society: Analyzing Civil Society Engagement in Partisan Politics
The Partisan Civil Society: Analyzing Civil Society Engagement in Partisan Politics

This discussion series reflected, examined and investigated the lessons and prospects of the involvements of societal forces in the contestation of state power.

 

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