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dc.contributor.advisorBarrett, Patrick
dc.contributor.authorGuzman, Emmanuel Avilaen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-23T03:11:52Z
dc.date.available2010-08-23T03:11:52Z
dc.date.issued2009en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationGuzman, E. A. (2009). Marriage Policy in the Philippines: A Case Study in Agenda Setting (Thesis, Master of Social Sciences (MSocSc)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/4407en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/4407
dc.description.abstractThis thesis asks why there is no legal provision for divorce in the Philippines despite obvious public interest in change in this area of policy. It draws on the public policy theories of Sabatier (1988), Kingdon (1995) and Lukes (1974) in seeking to understand this situation. In so doing it gives attention to questions about the influence of relevant policy actors, the core belief systems behind competing policy positions, the relation of the Catholic Church in this policy issue, the power of the Church compared with groups advocating for the re-establishment of divorce, and the implications of this for the prevailing policy. Law reform initiatives to re-establish divorce have been kept off the government agenda as a consequence of the sustained exercise of influence by the Catholic Church on the government. This often hidden and indirect exercise of power has organized the divorce issue out of politics in the Philippines. The lessons drawn here provide a deeper understanding of why some issues and not others come to be issues that are given attention by governments.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Waikatoen_NZ
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dc.subjectmarriage policyen_NZ
dc.subjectdivorceen_NZ
dc.subjectphilippinesen_NZ
dc.subjectagenda settingen_NZ
dc.subjectmultiple streams modelen_NZ
dc.subjectadvocacy coalition frameworken_NZ
dc.subjectthree faces of poweren_NZ
dc.titleMarriage Policy in the Philippines: A Case Study in Agenda Settingen_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Science and Public Policyen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Waikatoen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Social Sciences (MSocSc)en_NZ
uow.date.accession2009-11-12en_NZ
uow.identifier.adthttp://adt.waikato.ac.nz/uploads/adt-uow20091112.174331
pubs.elements-id21944
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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