FNF Manila Book Publications

Economic Freedom of the World: 2010 Annual Report Philippine Edition

The Economic Freedom of the World 2010 report discusses the degree of economic freedom around the world based on a composite index that includes: size of government, legal structure and security of property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally and regulation of credit, labor and business in 141 nations. The report also compares economic freedom and other desirable outcomes, such as prosperity or quality of life, as measured by the UNDP Human Development report. It finds a strong correlation between economic freedom and various important developmental goals. The index has become an important tool to evaluate economic policy worldwide. Click here to see the table of contents and to read related news articles.

Please e-mail your name and address to liberal@fnst.org if you wish to receive a free copy of the Philippine edition of the EFW 2010 report. Likewise, you may download a soft copy from www.freetheworld.com.


Liberal Philippines Series:

Beyond Borders: Does the Universality of Human Rights Require a Particular Type of Democracy?

This compilation of essays sheds light on Filipino views on the democratic system in relation to human rights. Government is needed for the protection of human rights, but what kind is debated in this book. However whatever the label, this government must be characterized by rule of law, good governance and an enlightened citizenry. Click here to see the table of contents.

If you are interested in this book, please contact the Ateneo Human Rights Center.



Notes from the Academy: Filipino Perspectives on Liberal Training in Germany

This collection gathers the reflections of Filipino alumni of the International Academy for Leadership (IAF) seminars. It presents fresh liberal insights spurred by trainings in Gummersbach, Germany and other important IAF venues. The alumni take with them ideas for liberal solutions and strategies, with the hopes of challenging the status quo back home, and also addressing issues of education reform, media, governance, globalization and human rights. Click here to see the table of contents.

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Liberal Times in the Philippines: Reflections on Politics, Society and the Role of Media

In this collection of essays, Dr. Ronald Meinardus’ insights reveal a political culture that is liberal in ethos, but illiberal when it comes to the failings of its institutions. The result, the author finds, is a perpetual crisis for which platform-based and publicly accountable political parties may be the answer. Click here to see the table of contents.

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Young Liberals on the Move: Empowering Youth Wings of Asian Political Parties

Young Liberals on the Move is the Young Liberals and Democrats of Asia's response to the lack of material on current Asian youth movements. It outlines specific initiatives spearheaded by Asian youth to assert themselves in a political arena dominated by "traditional politicians.” Click here to see the table of contents.

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The Filipino as a Liberal: Selected Essays on Liberalism and the Philippine Condition

These essays reveal what young Filipinos believe liberalism has to offer a Philippine body politic hungry for principled leadership. Most importantly, these are their reasons of hope in the country’s future. Click here to see the table of contents.

If you are interested in this book, please contact the Center for Liberal Leadership.




The Dilemma of Philippine Campaign Politics: Alternative Strategies in the 2004 National Elections

This book is a look into another form of politics gradually emerging in the Philippines, often called “alternative.” It chronicles how a new generation of politicians under the Liberal Party are eschewing the personality-dominated atmosphere of current Philippine politics in favor of a new compact with voters, one based on good governance and empowerment. Click here to see the table of contents and read book reviews.

If you are interested in this book, please contact the Ateneo School of Government




Other Publications:

Liberal Chronicles: 60 Years of the Liberal Party

This book should be a welcome addition to the library of each die-hard Liberal and every concerned Filipino who wishes to understand how the Liberal Party has contributed to the shaping of the Filipino nation. Click here to see the table of contents.

Liberal Chronicles is available in major bookstores.





Remembering Still: Interns’ Reflections on Alternative Lawyering in the Philippines

This book is a collection of excerpts from selected reflections of the interns of the Ateneo Human Rights Center from 1987-2005. To the guest, a glimpse into the powerful transformative effect of the internship program in the lives of the interns. To the interns, a reminder of the experiences shared and a guiding light to renew strength and will. Click here to see the table of contents.

If you are interested in this book, please contact the Ateneo Human Rights Center.



Liberalism: A Primer

Written in accessible style, the Primer enables the reader to quickly appreciate the basic concepts and principles of liberalism. It is also available in Filipino and Cebuano. Click here to see the table of contents.

Please e-mail your name and address to liberal@fnst.org if you wish to receive a free copy of this book.




Liberal Views on Constitutional Reform

Nine respected Liberal personalities argue that the time has come to amend the Philippine Constitution, and that reform is necessary if we want our country to progress and endure. Click here to see the table of contents.

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