Aries A. Arugay, PhD
Associate Professor
Aries Arugay is an associate professor at the Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines-Diliman. He is also the Executive Director of the Institute for Strategic and Development Studies, Inc. He obtained his PhD (Political Science) from the Department of Political Science, Georgia State University, USA
  • PhD (Political Science), Georgia State University, USA, 2014
  • MA (Political Science), University of the Philippine, Diliman, 2004
  • BA (Political Science), University of the Philippines, Diliman, 2000
Research Interests
  • Comparative Democratization
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Contentious Politics
  • Civil Society and Social Movements
  • Security Sector Reform
Courses Handled
  • International Studies 290 (Theories in International Relations)
  • Political Science 162 (Politics of Change)
  • Political Science 170 (Introduction to Comparative Government and
  • Political Science 180 (Introduction to International Relations)
  • Political Science 199 (Research in Political Science)
  • Social Science 2 (Social, Economic, and Political Thought)
Recent Publications

1. (Co-authored with Aim Sinpeng) “The Middle Class and Democracy in Southeast Asia,” In William Case (ed.). The Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization. London: Routledge, 2015, pp. 102-116.

2. (Co-authored with Gustavo Xavier Bonifaz Moreno) “Competing Regionalisms: The Role of the OAS and UNASUR in Bolivia’s Constitution-Drafting Process.” Discussion paper for the Inter-Regional Democracy Programme, Stockholm: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, 2014.

3. “Saviors or Spoilers? Explaining “Civil Society Coups” among Democratizing Regimes”, Thammasat Review 16(2): 167-187.

4. “Tracking Textbooks for Transparency: Improving Accountability in Education in the Philippines”, Discussion paper for the Democracy and Development Programme. Stockholm: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, 2012.

5. “From State to Human Security: Implications for Security Sector Reform in the Philippines”, In Chantana Banparasichote, Philippe Doneys, Mike Hayes, and Chandan Sengupta, eds. Mainstreaming Human Security: Asia Perspectives. Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University, 2012.

6. “The Military Along the Security-Development Frontier: Implications for Non-Traditional Security in the Philippines and Thailand”, NTS-Asia Research Paper No. 10, Singapore: RSIS Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies in Asia, 2012.

7. “The Philippine Military: Still Politicized and Increasingly Autonomous”, In Marcus Mietzner, ed. The Political Resurgence of the Military in Southeast Asia: Conflict and Leadership (London: Routledge, 2011), pp. 85-106.

8. “Spheres of Military Autonomy under Democratic Rule: Implications and Prospects for Security Sector Transformation (SST) in the Philippines”, New Voices No. 5. Santiago: Global Consortium for Security Transformation, 2010.

9. (Co-authored with Nicole Curato) “Militarized Politics and a Politicized Military under Arroyo: Prospects and Challenges for Philippine Civil-Military Relations’, In Aya Fabros (ed.) Project 2010: Confronting the Legacy of the GMA Regime (Quezon City: Focus on the Global South, 2010), pp. 18-29.