Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

Associate Professor

Ph.D. in Political Science, City University of New York Graduate Center
Room 204, Hall of Wisdom • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Political economy of late development • Southeast Asian Studies • comparative political institutions • globalization and IPE • identity politics and conflict studies


  • Ph.D. in Political Science, City University of New York Graduate Center
  • M.A. in Political Science, City University of New York Graduate Center
  • B.A. in Journalism, University of the Philippines Diliman


  • Political economy of late development
  • Governance and development policies
  • Comparative political institutions
  • Globalization and international political economy
  • Identity politics and conflict studies


  • AS 255  Politics and Governance of Southeast Asia
  • AS 253  Readings on Southeast Asia
  • AS 203  Nationalism and National Development
  • AS 201  Modern Asia

RECENT PUBLICATIONS: Book Chapters or Journal Articles

2017. "Philippine Services Sector: Domestic Policy and Global Markets." In Southeast Asia Beyond Crises and Traps: Economic Growth and Upgrading, edited by Boo Teik Khoo, Keiici Tsunekawa, and Motoko Kawano, 225–249. Palgrave Macmillan. READ EXCERPT.

2015. "The BPO Industry and the Philippine Trade in Services: Boon or Bane?" In The Local Impact of Globalization in South and Southeast Asia, edited by Bart Lambregts, Niels Beerepoot, and Robert C. Kloosterman, 46–59. Routledge.  Read a brief excerpt

2014. "Changing configuration of Philippine capitalism." Philippine Political Science Journal 35 (2): 225–50. 


2012. State Structure, Policy Formation, and Economy Development in Southeast Asia: The Political Economy of Thailand and the Philippines. Routledge. 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS: Essays and Commentaries

2016. ASEAN and the Belt and Road Policy Initiative: Prospects and Challenges. Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress, 1 March. Read excerpts.

2016. The Silk Belt Road, 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and Regional Connectivity [interview]. Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress, 22 February.

2010. "Colombia's Land Conflict from a Peace and Development Framework." Conciliation Resources, August 31. 



Dr. Raquiza is Program Leader of the Asian Center's institutional research program, Bugkos, which features several regional and comparative studies on Asia.