Local Adaptations to Central Government Shortcomings: COVID-19 Responses in the Cities of Iloilo and Cebu, Philippines || Juhn Chris Espia, Weena Gera, Rosalie Arcala Hall

Abstract The Philippine national government’s largely ineffective response to the COVID-19 pandemic sets the context for a diversity of policy adaptations at the local level. This article focuses on the two largest metropolitan areas in the Visayan Islands, Cebu City...

Technocratic and Deliberative Nexus in Policy Analysis: Learning from Smart City Planning in Chiang Mai, Thailand || Noe John Joseph E. Sacramento and Piyapong Boossabong

Abstract Strengthened by rigorous developments in foundational principles and methods, the technocratic-vs-deliberative debate has long lapsed in policy analysis discourse. We attempt to remedy this debate by illustrating the case of Fah Ham smart city planning in...

Municipal Level-Democratic Dialogue Towards Empowerment and Genuine Community Development: The Municipal Talakayan Experience || Ana Leah Dungog-Cuizon

Abstract The “Municipal Talakayan” (Talakayan for brevity), translated in the Visayan Dialect as “Panaghisgutay” is an internal evaluation tool which brings together the local stakeholders (Municipal Inter-Agency Committee, Barangay Captains, Civil Society...