Maria Ela L Atienza

Maria Ela L Atienza
University of the Philippines | UPD · Department of Political Science

PhD Political Science, Kobe University
Professor, Dept. of Political Science, University of the Philippines Diliman

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Introduction
Maria Ela L Atienza, PhD currently works as Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman. She does research in Local Politics, Devolution, Health Politics and Policy, Human Security, Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations. Her most recent publication is “Human Security in Practice: The Philippine Experience from the Perspective of Different Stakeholders", a chapter in the book Human Security Norms in East Asia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).
Additional affiliations
June 1993 - present
University of the Philippines
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Qualitative research methods, local politics, comparative politics
Education
October 2000 - September 2003
Kobe University
Field of study
  • Political Science

Publications

Publications (42)
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This article stresses the importance of localization and the role of local nongovernment organizations (NGOs) in humanitarian action and diplomacy using a post-natural hazard and a post-conflict response and rehabilitation context. It first assesses the country's framework for disaster risk reduction and management and the roles of different stakeh...
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This article focuses on the role of civil society, particularly local non-government organizations (NGOs), in disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) in the Philippines. Disaster response is usually viewed as dominated by state actors and international organizations. In the Philippines, the DRRM frameworks and plans put a lot of responsibilit...
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Livelihood strategies that are crafted in ‘extra-ordinary’ post-disaster conditions should also be able to function once some semblance of normalcy has resumed. This article aims to show that the vulnerability experienced in relation to Typhoon Yolanda was, and continues to be, directly linked to inadequate livelihood assets and opportunities. We e...
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Typhoon Yolanda brought major devastation to the local communities and infrastructure and also reshaped social structures and networks in the Philippines. During the immediate recovery process, bridging, bonding and linking social capital have had differential impacts and outcomes on how communities cope with the aftermath of the disaster. This art...
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The Duterte administration has facilitated a new autonomous arrangement in Muslim Mindanao, and congressional allies passed some popular laws. In the midterms, Duterte-backed candidates dominated both national and local elections. However, the promised charter change has floundered, economic growth has been tempered, and the drug war has not succee...
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Two and a half years into the Duterte administration, the country is facing high inflation rates, weak political institutions, and political uncertainty. While there are efforts toward political reform as well as peaceful settlement of conflicts, the country remains divided, with no clear strategy for reforms or nation-building being offered.
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to look into how people in risky environments define human security by using the framework of the draft human security index of the Third World Studies Center, University of the Philippines to study five municipalities. The concept of human security used here is the comprehensive definition that covers “freed...
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This paper examines the impact of globalization and the responses of farming communities in Bilar, a municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. In particular, it looks at the impact of the Plant Variety Protection Act of 2002, one expression of the Philippine government's commitment to the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Trade-Rela...
Book
This book represents the findings conducted by the University of the Philippines Third World Studies Centre (UP TWSC) from 2007 to 2008. This project explores the various dimensions of human security as perceived and experienced by individuals in the community, major stakeholders and duty bearers, as well as the marginalised groups in selected conf...
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This paper analyzes the dynamics of health devolution in the Philippines within the context of the 1991 Local Government Code. The paper looks into how the present level of health devolution came about, the reform's impact on the public health system, and the factors involved in improving health service delivery in municipalities under a devolved s...
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This paper analyzes the dynamics of health devolution in the Philippines within the context of the 1991 Local Government Code. The paper looks into how the present level of health devolution came about, the reform's impact on the public health system, and the factors involved in improving health service delivery in municipalities under a devolved s...

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