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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 uptwsc@gmail.com.

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.

Lopez Wui, 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 Programme.

ISBN 971-912464-4

Frago, 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 society that addresses and confronts the challenges of globalization. Written in an accessible style and containing a wealth of data, the book provides the first comprehensive study of the similarities and differences advanced by civil society organization. It will be indispensable for all those interested in the complexities of the globalization process as well as contemporary civil society dynamics. Co-published by United Nations Development Programme.

ISBN 971-12463-6

Lopez-Wui, Ma. Glenda and Chantana Banpasirichote, eds. 2003. People's Initiatives: Engaging the State in Local Communities in the Philippines and Thailand. Quezon City: Third World Studies Center. Features six case studies analyzing the 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 University.

ISBN 971-91246-2-8

Zayas, 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 unit.

ISBN 971-91111-8-6

Coronel 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 Thailand.

ISBN 971-91111-7-8

Diokno, 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.

ISBN 971-91111-2-7

Wui, 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 migrant rights.

ISBN 971-91111-6-X

Coronel Ferrer, 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.

ISBN 971-91111-5-1

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).

Third 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 the 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".

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