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Contemporary politics in the Philippines shows how emotions can inform human rights advocacy

  • Syme de Leon,

Duterte has used emotion to his advantage, so how can human rights be articulated to resonate more?

INTRODUCTION: Trajectories of Civil Society in Asia

  • Professor Akihiro Ogawa,

Democratic backsliding is a major concern worldwide and Asia is no exception.

‘Slum Imaginaries and Spatial Justice in Philippine Cinema’ by Katrina Macapagal

  • Laurence Marvin S. Castillo,

This compelling book examines the depiction of the slums in recent Philippine urban cinema and aims to show slum inhabitants in Manila stake their ‘right to the city’.

How can remittances in rural areas have the biggest impact? A study from the Philippines

  • Dr Jeremaiah M. Opiniano,

Remittances are particularly important in the case of the Philippines. How can they have the most positive outcomes?

INTRODUCTION: Transnationalism, diaspora and the migration-development nexus in Asia and Australia

  • Professor Andrew Rosser and Associate Professor Yan Tan,

The impacts of transnational linkages and diaspora are huge and include trade and investment, livelihoods for poor people, and migrant workers’ rights.