Maria Thaemar Tana

Maria Thaemar Tana
University of the Philippines | UPD · Department of Political Science

Doctor of Philosophy

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August 2019 - present
University of the Philippines
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
January 2014 - April 2019
National University of Singapore
Field of study
  • Japanese Studies, International Relations

Publications

Publications (7)
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The article examines the main issues and events that defined 2021. It looks at the Duterte government's key domestic and foreign policies, as well as its successes and failures in addressing new and existing challenges. The article finds that while there had been some accomplishments, Duterte falls short in fulfilling most of his 2016 campaign prom...
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The paper looks at how Japan's peacebuilding in Mindanao evolved alongside shifts in Japan's foreign and security policies and strengthened strategic partnership with the Philippines. Using Kathleen Thelen's framework of gradual institutional change, the paper argues that Japan's peacebuilding in Mindanao is characterized as continuity with change....
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The article examines the case of Japan's peacebuilding in South Sudan from 2011 to 2017 and asks how Japan's shift towards a more proactive defence posture affects the place of human security in its foreign policy agenda. Using the framework of neoclassical realism, the article argues that human security remains a critical element of Japanese forei...
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This paper explores the impact of Japan’s new security posture on its human security policy. By looking at external and internal factors and by examining the interaction among different actors at different levels, the paper argues that despite the changes in Japan’s foreign aid and security policies, Japan will continue to pursue human security as...
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The article looks into responsibility to protect (R2P) in Southeast Asia and the role of civil society organizations (CSOs) as norm entrepreneurs. Using Finnemore and Sikkink's "norm life cycle" theory, it is argued that civil society organizations contribute to the emergence of the R2P norm in the region; however, for the norm to be fully "interna...
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The article examines postwar Philippine-Japan relations by using Mohammed Ayoob's theory of subaltern realism. Subaltern realism posits that Third World state behavior is largely influenced in its security predicament by the twin pressures of late state-making and late entry into the system of states. Applying this paradigm to the postwar Philippin...