Peace, Justice, and Democratic Governance (Dr. Cristina J. Montiel:

The Peace, Justice and Democratic Governance cluster welcomes research work related to peace, social justice and democratic governance. We encourage multidisciplinary lenses that view social phenomena across micro, meso, and macro analytical levels. The following conceptual description of terms are meant to give cluster members a sense of our research scope.
Peace may be viewed as both negative and positive peace. Negative peace is about the prevention or mitigation of violent episodes, and the promotion of harmonious relations within and among persons and groups. Positive peace interfaces with the second concept in this research cluster, the area of social justice. Positive peace is aimed at the mitigation of structural violence or hierarchical power relations and the promotion of socially just relations among members of a society. 
Democratic governance involves human processes activated during state building. State building entails making the government’s executive, legislative and judiciary functions work to improve the everyday lives of ordinary people.

Sample Publications:

Aguilar,  F.V.,  Mendoza M.P. , Candelaria, A.K.. (2014). Keeping the State at Bay: The Killing of Journalists in the Philippines, 1998 - 2012. Critical Asian Studies, 46(4), 649 - 677.
Claudio, L. E. (2014). From scandalous politics to public scandal: Corruption, media, and the Collapse of the Estrada regime in the Philippines. Asian Politics and Policy, 6(4), 539-554.
Hofilena, C.F., Lorenzana, J., Ladrido, E.M.. (2014). Tabloid Coverage of a National Election: News Frames and Frame Building. Quezon City:Institute of Philippine Culture.
Montiel, C., Salvador, A. See, D., De Leon, M. (2014). Nationalism in Local Media during International Conflict: Text-mining Domestic News Reports of the China-Philippines Maritime Dispute. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 33(5), 445-464.
Rallonza, L.V.. (2014). Women's naked body protests and the performance of resistance: Femen and Meira Paibi protests against rape, Philippine Political
Science Journal, 35:2, 251-268.

Montiel, C., de Guzman, J., Baquiano, M., & Umel, A. (2013). Political psychology of land conflict and peacebuilding in Central Mindanao: A social representations approach. Institute of Philippine Culture, Ateneo de Manila University Press.
Abao, C.V. (2013). Labor Code for Overseas Filipino Workers: Necessary but Insufficient. Interrogating Migration: New Questions and Emerging trends in the Philippines ed. J.V. Tigno, 7-27. QC: Philippine Migration Research Network and Philippine Social Science Council.
Claudio, L.E. (2013). Taming People's Power: The EDSA Revolutions and their Contradictions. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press.
Christie, D. & Montiel, C. J. (2013). Contributions of Psychology to War and Peace. American Psychologist, 68(7), 502-513.
Curaming, R.A. and Claudio, L.E. 2013. (Re)Assessing the EDSA "People Power" (1986) as a Critical Conjuncture. Conjunctures and Continuities in Southeast Asian Politics ed N. Ganesan 25-52. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
Lao, M.E.J. (2013). Are Local Governments Ready for Migration? Interrogating Migration: New Questions and Emerging trends in the Philippines ed. J.V. Tigno, 28-41. QC: Philippine Migration Research Network and Philippine Social Science Council.
Lopez, L.A. and Hall, R.A. (2013). The “Emerging” Concomitant Issues in the Conduct of Asymmetric Warfare. Soldiers without Frontiers: The View from the Ground, ed. G. Caforio 255-72. Bonnano Editore.
Lopez, L.A. and Hall, R.A. (2013). Country Chapters: Philippines.  Soldiers without Frontiers: The View from the Ground ed. G. Caforio 311-24. Bonnano Editore.
Mendoza, M.P. (2013). Is Closure Still Possible for the Marcos Human Rights Victims? Social Transformations: Journal of the Global South, 1(1), 115-137.
Montiel, C.J., Baquiano, M., Inzon, C.M. (2013). Conflicting group meanings of territorial rights in Central Mindanao: Muslim-Christian social representations of land entitlement. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, 7(1), 1-11.
Rallonza, L.V. (2013). Grounding the International Norm on Women, Peace and Security: The Role of Domestic Norm Entrepreneurs and the Challenges Ahead. Femina Politica Zeitschrift Fur Feministische Politikwissenschaft, 67-104.
Saloma, C., Lao, M.E.J. and Lopez, L.A. (2013). How to make local government institutions work: some lessons on social change.  Philippine Political Science Journal, 34(1), 83-96.

Mendoza, R.U. Beja, E.L. Jr., Venida, V.V. and Yap, D.B. (2012). Inequality in Democracy: Insights from an Empirical Analysis of Political Dynasties in the 15th Philippine Congress. Philippine Political Science Journal, 33, 132-145.
Montiel, C. & Baquiano, M. J. (2012). Colonial Social Representations in the Philippines. Alternative Production of Knowledge and Social Representations, eds. R. Permanadeli, D. Jodelet, and T. Sugiman, 157-64. Jakarta: Graduate Program of  European Studies.