Amado M. Mendoza, Jr.

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Amado M. Mendoza, Jr. Ph.D "is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City and a member of the Board of Trustees of ESCR Asia, Inc., an NGO dedicated to the promotion economic, social and cultural rights. He previously served as Assistant Professor in Economics and Development Studies at the University of the Philippines, and Vice President for Research and Strategic Studies at the National Defense College of the Philippines. He is also currently senior research fellow with the Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (ISDS), Manila, the University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP-CIDS), and the Philippine Center for Policy Studies (PCPS). He engages in policy studies, policy advocacy, research, and consultancy work on behalf of diverse entities including government agencies, academic institutions, political parties, groups and individuals, media organizations, and NGOs.His current research focuses on the industrial anatomy/organization of armed anti-state groups/movements and organized crime in South and Southeast Asia. He is also completing a chapter on civil resistance and democratization in the Philippines for a volume that will be published by Oxford in summer of 2008. In addition, he is developing a theoretical piece on the dialectics of armed and nonviolent resistance to dictatorships based on the Philippine, Northern Irish and South African cases. He recently lectured on at Stanford University and University of California, San Diego on the drawbacks of people power, and is a trainer-in-training of the Center for Applied Nonviolent Actions and Strategies (CANVAS), Belgrade, Serbia." [1]

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  1. Associates, Democratization Policy Council, accessed December 22, 2008.