[Blueboard] IPC & ASOG Roundtable discussion on Population and Reproductive Health

mmacapagal at ateneo.edu mmacapagal at ateneo.edu
Mon Nov 17 14:47:15 PHT 2008


The Institute of Philippine Culture and the Ateneo School of Government

cordially invite you to

A Roundtable Discussion on

FRAMING THE DEBATE ON POPULATION AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH:
IS A COMPROMISE POSSIBLE?

with Antonio La Viña, JSD and Clarissa David, Phd
Wednesday, November 26,2008
430-600 PM
Ortiz Hall, Social Development Complex, Ateneo de
Manila University, Loyola Heights, QC


Dr. La Viña and Dr. David will present the findings of their study
funded by the IPC Merit Research Award as described below. This
research will inform ASOG's work on population and governance.

FRAMING THE DEBATE ON POPULATION AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH: IS A
COMPROMISE POSSIBLE?

The debate about population and reproductive health policies in this
country has been raging for close to thirty years, hampering progress
toward a national policy on population management. If nothing changes
in public discourse, the current gridlock keeping a policy from moving
forward will continue given deeply rooted disagreements on fundamental
values. Through framing research we attempt to address the following
questions:  How has the population and family planning issue been
framed in both public and policy discourses?  Are different frames
informed by different frameworks and approaches to the population
issue? What are the frames constructed by different interest groups
and stakeholders, and how do these frames reflect their beliefs
regarding family planning and population? Framing analysis was
conducted with texts from news coverage of the population issue
(1986-2007), bills proposed in Congress and the Senate, transcripts of
debates on the floors Congress, and position papers or policy papers
of groups from different sides of the debate. This research takes a
systematic look at the frames that have informed the different
approaches to population from both a communication and political
perspective.  It attempts to define the areas of conflict and of
agreement in population and reproductive health policy debates.
Spaces of potential compromise are identified and implications on
moving forward discussed.


Please e-mail mmacapagal at ateneo.edu or call local 4651 for
reservations. This may be considered as TFI follow-up. The IPC Merit
Research Award, which is being supported by funds from the Ford
Foundation, seeks to advance theoretically grounded social science
research.






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