Publications

Charting the Financial Path of JETP: Challenges, Risks, and Policy Insights

This handbook provides a detailed analysis of the financial intricacies within the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) for Indonesia. This study analyzed funding sources, highlighting the prevalence of loans over grants and the impact of non-concessional loans on Indonesia’s financial resources. It also discusses the risks and challenges of overreliance on private funding and suggests…

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Civic Education in the Philippines: Confronting the Challenges of the Present Times

Image by Rappler The results of the recent important political exercise show that the Philippines is yet to realize the ideals necessary for a functioning democracy. Civic education can play a pivotal role in the realization of democracy given its aim to develop informed, effective, and responsible citizenry who can better engage in governance. Civic…

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Disjunctures in Philippine History Education since the K to 12 Reform

Image by Rappler The unfortunate reality is that what the teaching of Philippine History suffers is symptomatic of a greater, more sinister ill that has long affected Philippine education in general. This crisis predates even the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic that has overtaken conventional educational approaches in the country. Republic Act No. 10533,…

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Decolonization: Militarism and the Dynamics of the Working-Class Movement

Image by Unsplash/Yusuf Sabqi The Indonesian decolonization war years were a complex process in an endless conflict involving political and military leaders, diplomacy versus armed struggle, the Republican government in Yogyakarta, communist and radical Islamic groups, and social bandits, as well as the conflict between the republican government and political elites in the Indonesian periphery….

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Malaysia’s ‘Incomplete’ Revolution: From Comprador Capitalism to State-Led Development to State-Dependent Development

Image by Pexels/Phearak Chamrien Malaysia’s decolonization and independence narrative is relatively unique in the region of Southeast Asia. Aside from Singapore and Brunei, it is one of the countries that has not experienced armed independence struggle, civil war, the overthrow of a dictator and, broadly, any kind of social revolution. The brutal suppression of the…

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Global Solidarity Series

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the struggle of Southeast Asian nations as they face one of the worst humanitarian crises in modern history. The pandemic amplified existing social divisions and inequality and paved way for the rise of new authoritarianism. The economic crisis hit the most vulnerable sectors of society with little to no social…

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