By: John Raymond Jison

The Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement: Expectations and reality
August 20, 2014

Four months ago, the Philippines and the United States (US) signed the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) which, in essence, gives the…

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The Philippines eight months since typhoon Haiyan: Are we building back better?
July 28, 2014

By just looking at a world map, one can tell that the Philippines is geographically situated in a very sinister place,…

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From the editors’ desk: Why ADV matters greatly to us
July 23, 2014

During those times when we miss posting an article for a particular biweekly round, I fondly remember my colleague and predecessor…

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The dichotomy of politics and public administration: Lessons from the perennial debate
June 30, 2014

The first proposition to separate the fields of politics and public administration was made during the late 1800s. Former US President…

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Is there a need to redefine political science in this age of intellectual aristocracy?
June 9, 2014

Could defining an established concept such as political science be perplexing? An abundance of extant literature about the matter will show…

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The rise of the Big Brother phenomenon: A Foucauldian analysis
May 25, 2014

Though the launching of the most recent season of Pinoy* Big Brother (PBB) was welcomed by unprecedented social media popularity, it…

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When Waltz meets Walt: The international relations theories in Breaking Bad (2008)
May 11, 2014

A recipient of countless awards and accolades, including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series last year, Vince Gilligan’s Breaking…

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The dangers and downsides of criminalizing online libel in the Philippines
April 4, 2014

On 18 February 2014, the Supreme Court of the Philippines (hereinafter referred to as SC) upheld the constitutionality of online libel provision…

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Beyond the theoretical: What does the world expect from the political scientists of today?
February 15, 2014

During my first year in the university, we were asked if why we chose Political Science as our college degree. When…

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What does Immanuel Wallerstein have to do with the Hunger Games?
January 2, 2014

Katniss Everdeen is a resident of District 12, the co-victor of the 74thHunger Games along with Peeta Mellark, best friend of…

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