Featured are some of the most important books published by the Third World Studies Center over the last few years. Click on the cover images to view either a free online copy of a book or purchasing information for a book. Please send queries concerning these publications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A number of new publications by the Third World Studies Center were published by Anvil Publishing, Inc., such as Global Civil Society Movements in the Philippines, Revisiting Marxism in the Philippines, and Marxism in the Philippines: Continuing Engagements.
Ma. Glenda S. and Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem, eds. 2006. People,
Profit, and Politics: State-Civil Society Relations in the Context of
Globalization. Quezon City: Third
World Studies Center. Based on the findings of TWSC's research
project on state-civil society engagement at a period of globalization,
which focused on four sectors widely known to have been affected by
economic globalization: vegetable, hog, garments, and
telecommunications. The project investigates two interrelated aspects
of state-civil society relations: how civil-society actors engage with
official state agencies through various formal and informal strategies
of dialogue, negotiation, and bargaining; and the extent to which
civil-society actors have been able to influence governmental policy
making. Published in cooperation with the United Nations Development
Perlita M., Sharon M. Quinsaat, and Verna Dinah Q. Viajar. 2004. Philippine
Civil Society and the Globalization Discourse. Quezon City: Third
World Studies Center. Presents the
perspectives and positions of a particular segment of Philippine civil
that addresses and confronts the challenges of globalization. Written
accessible style and containing a wealth of data, the book provides the
comprehensive study of the similarities and differences advanced by
society organization. It will be indispensable for all those interested
complexities of the globalization process as well as contemporary civil
dynamics. Co-published by United Nations Development Programme.
Ma. Glenda and Chantana Banpasirichote, eds. 2003. People's
Engaging the State in Local Communities
Philippines and Thailand. Quezon City: Third World Studies Center.
Features six case studies analyzing
initiatives and advocacies of different civil society groups in local
communities in the Philippines and Thailand, with three case
studies of each country. The book discusses the
dynamics of state-civil society relations in the context of these
initiatives and advocacies. Co-published by the Center for Social
Development Studies, Chulalongkorn
Cynthia Neri. 1999. The Ethnographies of Two Japanese Maritime
Communities. Quezon City: Third World Studies Center. Focuses
on two maritime communities, Habuminato and
Isozaki. Both communities subsist on fishing and seasonally on incomes
from tourism. The study concentrates on the social transformations of
these communities and, in particualr, on the shift from groups of
households as the basis of fishing production to independent household
Ferrer, Miriam, ed. 1999. Sama-Sama: Facets of Ethnic Relations in
Southeast Asia. Quezon City: Third World Studies Center. Brings together six original pieces of research that
examine various dimensions of life, society and politics in ethnically
plural Southeast Asia. Case studies deal with the Moro in the
Philippines, inter-ethnic conflict in Indonesia, cross-border relations
between Vietnam and China, Muslim minorities in southern Thailand,
ethnic cohension in Medan, Indonesia, and Buddhist-Muslim relations in
Maria Serena I., ed. 1998. Philippine Democracy Agenda, Volume 1,
Democracy and Citizenship in Filipino Political Culture. Quezon
City: Third World Studies Center. The first volume in the series
locates questions of
democracy and citizenship in the context of changing Filipino political
culture. It offers an examination of competing notions of both terms,
before dealing with the ways democracy and citizenship are understood
in relation to social forces (business, middle class, workers), the
educational system, the Church, the judicial system, local government
and civil society.
Marlon A. and Ma. Glenda S. Lopez, eds. 1998. Philippine Democracy
Agenda, Volume 2,
State-Civil Society Relations in Policy-Making. Quezon
City: Third World Studies Center. The second volume in the series
turns its attention to
relations between the state and civil society associations
in the Philippines. It combines studies of relations with specific
bodies of the state apparatus (executive, legislature and judiciary)
with detailed case studies in various policy domains. These include:
agrarian reform, anti-poverty, urban poverty, anti-terrorism, trade
liberalization, environmental management, women's rights, and labor and
Miriam, ed. 1998. Philippine Democracy Agenda, Volume 3,
Civil Society Making Civil Society. Quezon City: Third World
Studies Center. The third volume in the series examines the
evidence of a 'strong' civil society in the Philippines, a prominent
force in advancing democratization. At the same
time, the case studies point to the tensions and conflicts that are
also a feature of civil society, including problems of uneven
development and power relations; economic, gender and cultural
inequities; differences in political orientation and organizational
practices. In doing so, this volume offers a nuanced and critical
reading of the prospects for participatory democracy.
Third World Studies Center. 1990. The Language of Organizing: A Guidebook for Filipino Organizers. Quezon City: Third World Studies Center. This collection is the first attempt to comprehensively document and present the language that has evolved among nongovernment organization (NGO) workers; and community, sectoral and political organizers in the course of their efforts to form people's organizations as the foundation of genuine economic development, and political and social transformation. It is divided into terms used in social analysis (e.g., colonialism, ideology), politics (e.g., balance of forces, dogmatism), community organizing (e.g., participatory research, conflict confrontation), and economics (e.g., value-added tax, bank).
World Studies Center. 1988. Marxism
in the Philippines, Second Series. Quezon City: Third World Studies
Center. The book contains the four lectures delivered in the
"Marxism in the Philippines Lecture Series" in 1988. The following are
the authors and their essays included in this publication: Armando
Malay, Jr., "The Dialectics of Kaluwagan: Echoes of a 1978
Debate"; P.N. Abinales, "The Left and Other Forces: The Nature and
Dynamics of Pre-1986 Coalition Politics"; Mario Boalsco, "Harmony and
Contradiction: The Marxist-Christian Dialogue since the Christians for
National Liberation"; and, Alexander R. Magno, "The Filipino Left at
Crossroads: Current Debates on Strategy and Revolution".
Manlapaz, Romeo. 1986. The Mathematics of Deception: A Study of the 1986 Presidential Election Tallies. Quezon City: Third World Studies Center.This book is a statistical study on how electoral fraud was committed by the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan party during the historic 1986 presidential elections which led to the EDSA uprising.
Tadem, Eduardo C. 1986. Grains and Radicalism: The Political Economy of the Rice Industry in the Philippines. Quezon City: Third World Studies Center. The study is a broad historical overview of the development of the rice industry and the changes brought about by the mechanization and entry of transnational corporations in the industry. It also includes a discussion on land reform.
Third World Studies Center. 1984.Marxism in the Philippines: Marx Centennial Lectures. Quezon City: Third World Studies Center. The book compiles the different papers presented during the commemoration of Marx's centennial. The following essays can be found in the book: Francisco Nemenzo, "The Millenarian-Populist Aspects of Filipino Marxism"; Armando Malay, Jr., "Some Random Reflections on Marxism and Maoism in teh Philippines"; Mario Bolasco, "Marxism and Christianity in the Philippines: 1930-1983"; Cynthia Banzon Bautista, "Marxism and the Peasantry: The Philippine Case"; and, Ricardo Ferrer, "On the Mode of Production in the Philippines: Some Old-Fashioned Question on Marxism".
Third World Studies Center. 1983. Political Economy of Philippine Commodities. Quezon City: Third World Studies Center. The book is a compilation of essays on the history, politics and economics of major agricultural commodities of the Philippines. It includes an abridged version of the Center's research on the banana industry, Alfred McCoy's "In Extreme Unction: The Philippine Sugar Industry", Rigoberto Tiglao's "The Political Economy of the Philippine Coconut Industry", and Patricia Torres Mejia's "Philippine Virginia Tobacco: Thirty Years of Increasing Dependency".