Asia Institute Webinar: Democracy Series

Democracy Series:  Radical Democracy


Date: July 6, 2022

Time: 03:00 pm [Manila Time]

02:00 pm [Bangkok Time]

The Asia Institute in Tokyo is hosting a Discussion on Radical Politics in the Philippines this coming July 6, 2022 at 3PM.

The speakers are Benjiemen Labastin (LSU), Ruben Balotol (VSU), Menelito Mansueto (MSU-IIT), and Gerry Arambala (LSU). The reactors are Dr. Godiva Eviota-Rivera (MSU) and Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc (Ateneo). The online event will be hosted by Dr. Layne Hartsell.

Radical democracy is unheard of in Philippine academia, at least as far as was discussed during the meeting, before young academics from the South took the lead as a vantage point to reflect on the rise to power of President Rodrigo Duterte.This began in 2017 after Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc received a research grant from Ateneo de Davao University to carry out his Radical Democracy in the Time of Duterte project. After the research ended, several papers have been published and three or four conferences have been held on this topic. It started with the 7th meeting of the Social Ethics Conference at Pearl Farm Resort. One of these events took place in Japan at Nagoya University and was organized by no less than Wataru Kusaka. The SES Journal also covered a special issue on the matter.


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