Slices of Filipino political life. Click on the images to enlarge. Can you spot the good politician? Surely not all politicians are bad. But what makes a good politician anyway? Why don't we see a whole lot of them around? At what point in the democratic process do we lose them? How do we attract and keep them in public office? How do we deter the bad ones? What can we do, as academics and policymakers, to improve the quality of the elected government? These are some of the questions that motivate my research. Scroll down to learn more about my research agenda. Bonus: Spot my cameo appearance. Commissioned artworks by Filipino artist Bladimer Usi.
2017. Police Community Relations (Phases I & II). With Dotan Haim and Matthew Nanes.
2016. Brokers, Social Networks, Reciprocity and Strategies of Clientelism. Download pre-analysis plan here. Manuscript draft in progress. With Dotan Haim and Allen Hicken.
Atkinson, James, Allen Hicken and Nico Ravanilla. 2015. “Pork & Typhoons: The Influence of Political Connections on Disaster Response." In Building Inclusive Democracies in ASEAN, eds. Ronald Mendoza, Edsel Beja Jr., et al. Manila: Anvil, 74–96.