Democratizing the electoral contest

Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute In both colonial and post-colonial periods, political contestation in Philippine society has always been dynamic, in which elites and the masses engage in a particular exercise called elections. Since the 1990s, however, the explicatory mechanism has involved new and emerging perspectives from the classic interpretation of patron-client… Read More

ADRi Occasional Paper: “Budget 2019: A Delicate Tool in an Elections Year”

We are pleased to share with you our January Occasional Paper, entitled “Budget 2019: A Delicate Tool in an Elections Year”, written by Mr. Louie Montemar, fellow of Stratbase ADR Institute. While clarifying and raising questions on the national development approach that apparently informs the setting of priorities in the national budget, this paper explores… Read More