Wednesday, September 12, 2007

UGAT 29th Annual Conference - The Practice of Governance

Anthropological Association of the Philippines

29th Annual Conference
“The Practice of Governance”
25 to 27 October 2007, Ateneo de Zamboanga University
Sponsor: Philippine Social Science Council and Ateneo de Zamboanga University

“Governance” issues are typically regarded as falling within the purview of political science, economics, sociology, and public administration. Without diminishing the contributions of these disciplines in the development of perspectives to understand and explain the administration of access to and provision of rights, services, and goods, anthropology looks at the interactions of state and non-state organizations. These include the way these interactions are shaped and redefined by strategies and subjectivities of agents pursuing various interests and agenda, including their intended and unintended consequences. At the same time, anthropology views regimes of governance as mediated by culturally and historically constituted (trans)local processes of ordering and regulating all areas of contemporary social life. Accordingly, conference papers will revolve around the following themes:

  • conflict resolution and peace-building
  • customary justice system
  • asserting citizenship and entitlements
  • culture of corruption (with audit and performance)
  • urban governanceheritage (tangible, intangible, natural)
  • ethnography of state violence
  • governance and the regulation of kinship, gender and family
  • eco-governance


  • P1,800 (early registration until OCTOBER 12, 2007)
  • Please deposit registration fee to PNB CA#275-830432-1 and submit registration information (name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, home/office phone no., mobile no., e-mail address) and copy of deposit slip by fax (+63-2-9263993), e-mail ( or mail (UGAT Office, Philippine Social Science Bldg., Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City). Registration forms can be downloaded at
  • P2,500 (regular registration, walk-in)
  • P2,250 (regular student rate, walk-in)

The registration fee covers the conference kit, half-day city tour, lunch and 2 snacks. Information on accommodations can be found at

For other inquiries, please contact UGAT at 0918-6989445 or at, or go to