Book co-edited by Dean Mendoza wins NAST Outstanding Book Award

Building Inclusive Democracies in ASEAN, a book edited by Dr. Ronald U. Mendoza, Dr. Edsel L. Beja, Jr., Julio C. Teehankee, Dr. Antonio G.M. La Viña, and NCPAG’s Dr. Maria Fe Villamejor-Mendoza, won the 2016 Outstanding Book Award by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).

NAST is set to formally present the award on July 14, 2016 at the Manila Hotel, One Rizal Park, Manila.

The book, which was launched on November 10, 2015, is the result of a seminal cross-institutional collaboration among researchers from the AIM Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), the Ateneo School of Government of Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), the College of Liberal Arts of De La Salle University (DLSU), and the National College of Public Administration and Governance of the University of the Philippines Diliman (UP-NCPAG),” said its editors.

According to a report published by the Asian Institute of Management, “it features studies on the impact of malfunctioning democratic systems and weak institutions, as well as reflections on reform efforts along the lines of citizens’ participation, transparency, evidence-based policymaking, and the institutions that underpin all these in day-to-day political and economic life.”

Building Inclusive Democracies in ASEAN is published by Anvil and available in all National Bookstore and Powerbooks branches.