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The Third World Studies Center (TWSC) of the University of the Philippines is an academic research institute based at the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), committed to analyze and develop alternative perspectives on Philippine, regional and global issues.

The TWSC focuses on the following areas from a multi-disciplinary perspective:

  1. Political Economy and Globalization
  2. Social Movements
  3. Authoritarianism and Democratic Governance
  4. Peace and Human Security
  5. Culture and Identity
  6. (New) Media and Technology


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History

The TWSC evolved from an inter-disciplinary colloquium of faculty members from different disciplines, brought together by shared perspectives sensitive to realities in the Third World. In 1977, the TWSC began to operate as a program affiliated with the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The program started out with a small resource collection, a research team, a production unit for supplementary instructional materials, and a physical center for alternative discourse. On 29 March 1979, the TWSC was lodged as a unit in the CSSP. In 1999, the College Assembly endorsed the formal recognition of the Third World Studies Program as a full-fledged research center of the college. This was officially approved by the Board of Regents in 2000. Since its establishment, the Center has committed itself to the pursuit of intellectual competence in political economy, democracy and development, and to the promotion of progressive policy alternatives.


Vision and Mission

The TWSC envisions itself as the premier social science research center of the University of the Philippines. Its mission is to develop critical, alternative paradigms to promote progressive scholarship and action for change by undertaking pioneering research on issues of national and international concern; creating spaces for discussion and dialogue; publishing original, empirically-grounded, and innovative studies; and building a community of activist-scholars and public intellectuals.


Staff

Academic Staff
Director:
Ricardo T. Jose

Deputy Director:
Jely A. Galang

University Researcher:
Joel F. Ariate Jr.

University Research Associates:
Elinor May K. Cruz
Emerald O. Flaviano
Miguel Paolo P. Reyes


Administrative Staff
Administrative Officer:
Marilou V. Sustituido

Administrative Assistant V:
Bienvenida C. Lacsamana

Administrative Assistant I:
Ireneo F. Francisco

Programs

Core Programs

Over the years, the Center's activities have broadened into four areas of work:

  • Research
  • Publications
  • Training and Advocacy
  • Exchange


Research

The TWSC has a long tradition of research on critical political economy, development issues, democratization, and governance. Research is focused on the search for progressive discourses and alternative paradigms. Guided by the principles of participatory research, the main objectives of the Center's researches are to develop Third World perspectives on various issues and to translate knowledge generated in order to promote actions for change or to improve existing local actions. Central to this process of knowledge transformation is the role of social movements and civil society, which the Center works closely with.

The TWSC's research agenda for the next three years is to document and analyze resistance and alternatives to neoliberal globalization in Southeast Asia and to locate spaces for policy intervention.

Current Research Projects

A Pilot Study of the Human Security Index in Eight Municipalities in the Philippines
Cybersex in the Anti-Development State: Labor Politics and Life Histories
The UP Diliman Handbook on Academic and Authorial Integrity
Toxic Biopolitics: Tracing Risk Discourses in the Philippine Cosmetics Industry
Mendiola: Memory and History of a Contested Space
The Asian Democracy Index

Completed Research Projects

Consuming Piracy: Globalization, Digital Piracy, and Everyday Life
Developing a Human Security Index for the Philippines: An Exploratory Study of Human Security in Conflict Areas
Mendiola Narratives: Memories of Mobilizations and Confrontations with the State
The Decade-Long Membership of the Philippines in the World Trade Organization
Global Civil Society Movements: Dynamics in International Campaigns and National Implementation
Marxism in the Philippines
State-Civil Society Relations in the Context of Globalization (2004-2005)
Philippine Civil Society and the Globalization Discourse (2001–2003)
People’s Initiatives: Engaging the State in Local Communities in the Philippines and Thailand (2000–2001)
Philippine Democracy Agenda (1995-1997)
Policy Issues, Responses and Constituencies: Exploring State-Civil Society Relations In Policy-Making (1993–1994)
State of the Filipino People (1991–1992)
Political Dictionary for Community Organizers (1989–1991)
Development Cooperation: The Philippine Experience, 1978–1988 (1989)
Class, Clan and Coalitions: Transformation of Local Political Elites in Two Municipalities (Malabon and Navotas) (1988)
The Status of Trade Union and Democratic Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region (1986)
Transnationalization, the State and the People's Movements (1986–1987)
Transnational Corporations in the Food and Beverage Industry: Focus on Coca-Cola and McDonald's Corporations (1981–1982)
Transnational Corporations and the Philippine Banana Export Industry (1980-1981)


Publications

One priority of the Center is to offer support for original research across a range of interdisciplinary themes. The Center regularly publishes research findings in a variety of forms: edited books, peer-reviewed journal, monographs, conference proceedings, and research reports. These publications contain the findings of different research projects undertaken by the TWSC staff, but are also more generally linked to the five main areas of research activity present within the Center.

Kasarinlan: Philippine Journal of Third World Studies

Kasarinlan is an internationally refereed journal published twice a year by the Third World Studies Center, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines-Diliman. It provides a forum for critical and interdisciplinary perspectives on the Philippines and the Third World with special reference to political economy.

Kasarinlan is an open-access journal available at: http://journals.upd.edu.ph/index.php/kasarinlan/index


Training and Advocacy

The Center serves as a forum for the articulation and analyses of various issues, as well as a mechanism for dialogue and debate among scholars, governments and the larger society. TWSC-sponsored activities provide support for class instruction, especially in courses requiring discussions on contemporary social, political and economic concerns.

Training and advocacy at the TWSC is formally structured in the following clusters:

  1. Training-Workshop
  2. Policy Dialogue Series
  3. Public Lectures
  4. Public Forums
  5. Workshops and Conferences
  6. Roundtable Discussions


Exchange

Visiting Research Fellowship Program

In order to advance networking and collaboration among social science scholars locally and internationally, the Third World Studies Center grants research affiliation to students, faculty, and researchers who specialize in political economy and development issues, with particular interest in the Philippines. The affiliation offers institutional support and provides for a Visiting Research Fellow position in the university.

Volunteer-Internship Program

The TWSC Internship-Volunteer Program is designed for undergraduate, graduate, and foreign exchange students of the University of the Philippines specializing in development studies, with particular interest in critical political economy, democratization and political culture. The program provides an opportunity for interns-volunteers to assist in and learn from the various research, publications, and training projects and activities of the Center. The TWSC internship is a non-salaried program and does not guarantee future employment in the organization.

Institutional Linkages

The TWSC facilitated the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the University of the Philippines and various universities in Asia in order to promote exchange of faculty members and students, joint research in areas of mutual interest, and exchange of resource materials.

Contact

The Third World Studies Center is located at the basement of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Palma Hall (old Arts and Sciences Building), in between the Faculty Center/College of Arts and Letters and the Department of Psychology Building/Palma Hall Annex. It can be reached at the following address:

Third World Studies Center
P.O. Box 210
Lower Ground Floor, Palma Hall
Roxas Avenue, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
University of the Philippines, Diliman
Quezon City 1101
Philippines
Phones: +63 2 981 8500 ext. 2442 (Administrative Staff) and 2488 (Research Staff)
Telefax: +63 2 920 5428
Mobile: +63 926 710 2926
Email: uptwsc@gmail.com

For Kasarinlan: Philippine Journal of Third World Studies
Email: kasarinlan@up.edu.ph

TWSC weblog: http://uptwsc.blogspot.com/
TWSC on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/up.twsc
TWSC on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UPThirdWorld
TWSC on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/2009TWSC
TWSC on Academia.edu: http://up-diliman.academia.edu/UPTwsc
TWSC on Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/UPTWSC


Reference

[1] Third World Studies Center website


See Also

Proceedings: Third World Studies Center Thirtieth Anniversary

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