The Pro and Con Arguments on Federalism
     Artemio D. PALONGPALONG

Some Thoughts on State Management
     Sylvano D. MAHIWO

Philippine Society and Culture: Mechanisms for Strengthening National Consciousness and Unity
     Juan R. FRANCISCO

Autonomy in Southern Philippines during the Marcos Administration 
     Asiri J. ABUBAKAR

Federalism: An Alternative System of Government for the Philippines 
     Jecy F. DURON

A Federalism Flawed 
     Catherine Sylvia BEACHAM

Reebok Shoes and Special Economic Zones: A Case of Local Autonomy in China
     Mario I. MICLAT

Susana B. D. Devalle: Discourses of Ethnicity, Culture and Protest in Jharkhand (Book Review) 
     Artemio D. PALONGPALONG

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