The Broken Windows Policing Approach to Homelessness

(A coursework in the Sociology course, Sociological Perspectives on Homelessness, describing criminalization of homeless people.) This argumentative essay deposes implementing the broken windows tactics and the criminal justice approach to deal with youth homelessness. I argue that said problem-solving techniques are inappropriate and unjust, requiring extensive study and careful thoughts to address this social phenomenon. … Continue reading The Broken Windows Policing Approach to Homelessness

A Deviance That Makes A Difference

(This article explains positive deviance.  It is a sociological description of a labour strike, one of the coursework in a Sociology course: Deviance and Social Control.)      Societies evolve and develop, and their progression processes underwent gradual to swift social changes over time, by which Karl Marx sees them in the context of conflicts. Inequality … Continue reading A Deviance That Makes A Difference

Duterteism: Reviving the Morals and Spirit of the Filipinos

(This essay describes Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s leadership. It discusses Duterte's public management in the context of moral entrepreneurship, social deviance, and deviance dance in politics.)      One of the primary charms of influential or powerful people is their capability to influence a group of people or the general public for the common good … Continue reading Duterteism: Reviving the Morals and Spirit of the Filipinos

The Triad of Powers of Hegemonic America

     Military serves as the parapet of the country’s sovereignty and it protects states against foreign aggression. Military resources – troops and artilleries – ensure the security and political stability of a nation, whereas economy sustains it. At the world stage, military supremacy serves as the backbone of global political power and influence. It is … Continue reading The Triad of Powers of Hegemonic America

The American Hegemony’s Impact on Global Peace and Security

     The primacy of leading an international coalition is termed as hegemony and it is characterized by key leadership in global organizations, economic power, diplomatic influence, military supremacy, and cultural prominence. After the Second World War in 1945, the United States (US) led other nations to establish social order. Thus, founding the United Nations Organization … Continue reading The American Hegemony’s Impact on Global Peace and Security

The Barangay: A Threshold of Good Governance

(This was originally written on the 6th of October 2013 in Manila, about three weeks before the barangay elections that time. I found this article together with all my other files in an old USB. I edited several words to fit in time). Barangay elections give me time to reflect on the significance of barangay … Continue reading The Barangay: A Threshold of Good Governance

A Vote for Better or for Worst

In every egalitarian government, election is a practice of democracy. It is a part and parcel of the law of the land, its constitution. This is a peaceful process to select leaders in the local and national posts in the government units who would represent the best interests of the masses. Too, election is a … Continue reading A Vote for Better or for Worst