How should politicians act in times of disaster? A TDO Explainer
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How should politicians act in times of disaster? A TDO Explainer

Users of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have raised the question of President Aquino’s whereabouts during the height of the monsoon rains that have paralyzed most of Luzon in the last week. For some, the President’s apparent disinclination to visit disaster-stricken areas reflected a perceived timidity and lack of empathy in a time of … Continue reading

IN THE PIPELINE: AUGUST 2013
In The Pipeline

IN THE PIPELINE: AUGUST 2013

In the Pipeline is a twice-monthly roundup of upcoming conferences, lectures, and other events to get up to speed on the social sciences. Interested parties may contact the editorial staff by clicking on “Contact Us” on the left sidebar or by emailing thedailyopium@gmail.com.   The Philippines Institute for Peace, Violence and Terrorism Research, the Asian Institute of … Continue reading

Migration for Development: Miracle or Mirage?
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Migration for Development: Miracle or Mirage?

Disproportionate economic development and rapid globalization has altered labour systems across the globe—to the point that it has caused massive economic migrations and political displacements particularly in the global South.[i] As such, migration is increasingly becoming an important concern for international development platforms that seek to understand the benefits and consequences of a globalizing labour … Continue reading