Publications

2016

Opening the Government? The Case of the Philippines in the Open Government Partnership

By Aguirre, Arjan P.

Aceron, J., Aguirre, A. & Crismo, J. (2016) Opening the Government? The Case of the Philippines in the Open Government Partnership. Global Integrity, Transparency and Accountability Initiative. 

2015

Women and Armed Conflict in the Philippines: Narrative Portraits of Women on the Ground

By Rallonza, Ma. Lourdes V.

This article reconstructs the stories of three women who experienced armed conflict in the Philippines. Their narratives were documented through the process of individual storytelling, an exercise that involved reflexive meaning creation on the part of the storyteller. Thus, even as there have been numerous studies reflecting the discourses of women's victimization/vulnerability and agency in the context of armed conflict, this article stands by the importance of each and every story told by each and every woman. In other words, beyond the project of narrative documentation and analysis lies that marginal space where stories told are not just valuable for the hard data they contain; their significance must also be seen from the vantage points of storytellers as co-creators of knowledge that can provide alternative perspectives on the linearity of the discourses of women's victimization/vulnerability and agency.

Women and Armed Conflict in the Philippines: Narrative Portraits of Women on the Ground

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This article reconstructs the stories of three women who experienced armed conflict in the Philippines. Their narratives were documented through the process of individual storytelling, an exercise that involved reflexive meaning creation on the part of the storyteller. Thus, even as there have been numerous studies reflecting the discourses of women's victimization/vulnerability and agency in the context of armed conflict, this article stands by the importance of each and every story told by each and every woman. In other words, beyond the project of narrative documentation and analysis lies that marginal space where stories told are not just valuable for the hard data they contain; their significance must also be seen from the vantage points of storytellers as co-creators of knowledge that can provide alternative perspectives on the linearity of the discourses of women's victimization/vulnerability and agency.

2014

Women's naked body protests and the performance of resistance: Femen and Meira Paibi protests against rape

By Rallonza, Ma. Lourdes V.

This paper explores political participation in the post-modern sense where it is understood in terms of performativity. Such articulation brings to light a broader view of performance politics beyond the normal or traditional realms of governments and institutions and congruently advances into the fore the multiplicity and complexity of other actors and activities of political action. In this sense, the performance of political participation as resistance serves as the embodiment of active and creative disruption, the epitome of performing politics. To illustrate this dynamic, this article centers on women's political participation through naked protests and examines how performativity is implicated in Femen and Meira Paibi's body protests against rape. Discursively, it applies analytical discussions from Goffman (performativity as social interaction) and Butler (gender performativity) to illustrate that women's naked protests are innovative expressions of women's political participation that must be understood more substantively, particularly, within the analytical dynamic of feminist theorization.

2013

Taming People's Power: the EDSA Revolution and their Contradictions

By Claudio, Lisandro Elias E.

Taming People's Power: the EDSA Revolution and their Contraditions Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press.

Postcolonial Fissures and the Contingent Nation : An Antinationalist Critique of Philippine Historiography

By Claudio, Lisandro Elias E.

Postcolonial Fissures and the Contingent Nation : An Antinationalist Critique of Philippine Historiography. Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints 61 (1), 45-75.

Grounding the International Norm on Women, Peace and Security: The Role of Domestic Norm Entrepreneurs and the Challenges Ahead.

By Rallonza, Ma. Lourdes V.

Grounding the International Norm on Women, Peace and Security: The Role of Domestic Norm Entrepreneurs and the Challenges Ahead. Femina Politica. German, November 2013: 67-85..