Department Faculty list

Ronald D. Holmes


Download: Curriculum Vitae


Assistant Professor


Completed Degrees

  • AB History-Political Science, De La Salle University-Manila
  • MA Political Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman


  • Ph.D.  International, Political and Strategic Studies candidate, Department of Political and Social Change,  College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University


Teaching areas/classes

  • Philippine government and politics
  • Research methods
  • Philippine development experience
  • Southeast Asian politics


Research Areas

  • Comparative politics (Southeast Asia, Philippines,  democratization)
  • Public opinion and political participation
  • Political economy of agrarian reform/industrialization
  • Public finance


Most recent

  • The Philippines in 2011,” Philippine Political Science Journal. 33:1, 81-97.2012
  • Philippine Political Science: A Cursory Review of the state of the discipline,” in Virginia Miralao and Joanne Agbisit (editors), Philippine Social Sciences: Capacities, Directions and Challenges, Quezon City: Philippine Social Science Council. 2012. 1-9.
  • “Between rhetoric and reality: The progress of reforms unde the Benigno S. Aquino III administration.   Chiba: Institute of Developing Economies, VRF Series 476.  July 2012.
  • “The curious cases of Philippine civil society and decentralization,” in Felipe B. Miranda, Temario C. Rivera, Malaya C. Ronas and Ronald D. Holmes, Chasing the Wind: Assessing Philippine Democracy. Quezon City: United Nations Development Programme and Commission on Human Rights. 2012. 139-181.


  • President, Philippine Political Science Association,  2002-3003; 2006-2007; 2009-2010
  • Chairperson, Philippine Social Science Council,  2002-2004
  • President, Pulse Asia Research Inc., 2008-present