iLEAD Welcomes Research Fellow Cleve Arguelles
Political scientist Cleve V. Arguelles joins the Institute as a non-resident research fellow. Cleve is Assistant Professor and Chair of the Political Science Program of University of the Philippines Manila. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the same institution and his master’s degree from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. He writes and lectures about populism, political participation, and democracy, and has contributed the chapter, “Duterte’s Other War: The Battle for EDSA People Power’s Memory” to the book, A Duterte Reader: Critical Essays on Rodrigo Duterte’s Presidency, published by the Ateneo de Manila University Press.
As fellow, Cleve’s research aims to surface governance demands and aspirations of selected sectors against the backdrop of the populist wave in the Philippines. With the current trend of democratic backslides and global rise of populism, his work will be valuable to the Institute’s continuing analytical project on democracy and civic spaces in the Philippines.
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