Focus on the Democratizations

From Iskomunidad

All students & non-students are invited to attend an educational forum entitled "Project of Nationhood Reloaded: Focus on Democratizations" on the 24th of September, 2012 (Monday) at Palma Hall Room 400 (4th Flr) from 10:00am to 12:00nn.

This event, prepared by the Sociology Department, is part of the Sociology 7107, a series of talks for past, present, and prospective students of sociology in the Philippines. Building on last semester’s discussion on Intelligent Citizenship, this semester’s talk will examine the different articulations of democracy in the Philippines. The talk is designed to be polyvocal to bring out the complexity, contestedness and dynamism of the democratic project and its relation to the project of self-creation.

This year's invited speakers include Sociology Professor Dr. Teresa Melgar (who will focus on local democracy, with particular emphasis on Naga City), BAYAN Secretary General Renato Reyes Jr. (who will discuss the concept "oppositional democracy" or the role of protest, demand-making and oppositional publics in the democratization process), and Akbayan Partylist Congressman and Former UP Sociology & NCPAG Professor Walden Bello (who will discuss the concept of "participatory socialism" as well as the challenges and complexities of transitioning from being part of civil society to becoming part of civil service).

This activity is part of the Project of Nationhood Reloaded which aims to enrich the educational experience of Sociology 10 students by giving them the opportunity to listen to and engage with established academics and practitioners knowledgeable on the subject. The event is open to the public.

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