JPAD Vol. 1 No. 1
JPAD Vol. 1 No. 1
Volume 1
Number 1
Year: 2012

Editor's Note

Five articles were selected for this maiden issue.

Tagarino’s paper serves as an opening statement by clarifying the concept of public affairs as an area of study where the body of knowledge is created into a distinct academic science and discipline for governance. He uses brief reviews, theoretical model, and analytical framework for a better appreciation and understanding of public affairs for policy decision-making. Rola’s article explores the various applications of transdisciplinary approach in development studies by highlighting the experiences of the College of Public Affairs and Development in formulating and using the transdisciplinary approach to address development problems. It also provides a critical analysis of its application in the context of innovation systems.

Meanwhile, Amit and Querijero showcase how UPLB played its role as a partnership broker among the major players at the ground level in addressing food security concerns built on an inter-organizational relations theory and a partnership building framework. Dizon’s work provides an important contribution to the body of knowledge in community development through a discussion on the theoretical concepts and practice of community organizing including its ideological background, value orientations, and propositions. She also provides practical steps involved in community organizing based on the concept of people-centered participatory development. Bumatay presents another methodological tool in analyzing social science problems. He introduces insights and perspectives on the use of grounded theory and its potential in social development studies. Finally, a feature article by Rola et al. on the challenges of the College of Public Affairs and Development to contribute to the attainment of sustainable communities and human security highlights the College’s current thinking and track, including transdisciplinarity in its academic and research and extension programs.

Editorial Staff

Editorial Adviser AGNES C. ROLA, PhD
Co-Issue Editors ASER B. JAVIER, PhD and MARIA ANA T. QUIMBO, PhD
Language Editor SERLIE B. JAMIAS, PhD
Production Committee Head NELSON JOSE VINCENT B. QUERIJERO
Production Committee Members STELLA CONCEPCION R. BRITANICO, RUETH T. CABRAL and STOIX NEBIN S. PASCUA

List of Articles

Reviewers of the Issue

ALELI B. BAWAGAN, PhD
Associate Professor
College of Social Work and Community Development, UP Diliman
FERNANDO A. BERNARDO, PhD
Consultant
International Rice Research Institute
GELIA T. CASTILLO, PhD,
Consultant
International Rice Research Institute
TITO E. CONTADO, PhD
Retired Professor
UPLB
CAROLINA P. SANTILLANA, PhD
Adjunct Professor
CPAf, UPLB
VICTOR BRUCE J. TOLENTINO, PhD
Deputy Director General
International Rice Research Institute
LUIS REY I. VELASCO, PhD
Professor
Crop Protection Cluster, College of Agriculture, UPLB

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