Argues that food regimes need to take into account the production relations of paid and unpaid work. As an angle of vision, uses the historical geography of late colonial Philippines (1901–1941) to show how paid and unpaid work in food production was not discrete and separated processes but rather conjoined moments of capital accumulation.
Examines Chinese FDI in the Philippines during the Arroyo (2001–2010), Aquino (2010–2016), and Duterte (2016-) presidencies.
Tells a larger story about the changing political economy of the Philippines, one that is frequently characterized by regional specialists as a ‘post-developmental state’. By this, we refer to the emergent strategy of domestic elites to extend the reach of the markets across the economic, political and social spheres, thereby subjecting ordinary people to the imperatives of capitalist accumulation in a globalized world economy.
Looks at the relationship between political contention and Chinese foreign direct investments in the Philippines. Specifically, it conceptually discusses how elite competition and social mobilization can affect the rise and fall of Chinese FDI.
Explores the genesis, rise, and fall of the various Philippine mineral regimes of the twentieth century.