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Browse our documents and publications covering G-Watch Monitoring Manuals, Governance Reform Studies, Political Democracy and Reforms (PODER) Publications, and Vertical Integration Research.


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.

 


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.

 


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.

 


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.

 


G-Watch Technology for Monitoring Compliance with Human Rights
G-Watch Technology for Monitoring Compliance with Human Rights

This is an attempt to superimpose the Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) to the Social Accountability approach of G-Watch.

 


Perspectives of the Reform-Minded on the Political Party Reform Legislation
Perspectives of the Reform-Minded on the Political Party Reform Legislation

This paper aims to put together the thinking, discussions and debates of the reform-minded societal groups on the proposed Political Party Reform Bill based on the activities initiated by the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG) with support from the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in the Philippines.

 


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.

 


G‐Watch Tracking and Documentation Report on the Comelec Budget Process
G‐Watch Tracking and Documentation Report on the Comelec Budget Process

This provides report from the project, COMELEC Budget Watch.

 


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.

 

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