Postdoc Fellow

Dr Salvador Santino F. Regilme

Fellows Unit 2

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Schifferstraße 196
47059 Duisburg
Germany

Tel: +49 (0)203 29861-100
Fax: +49 (0)203 29861-199
E-mail: regilme@spam protectgcr21.uni-due.de

Fellowship

Salvador Santino Regilme joins the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research as a Postdoc Fellow for 12 months. He will be conducting his research in Research Unit 2 “Global Cultural Conflicts and Transcultural Cooperation” between April 2015 and September 2017.

Research Project at the Centre

Human Rights in the Age of Terror: How Transnational Factors Impact Norm Compliance in the Global South

Does foreign aid impact the human rights situation in recipient countries? If so, how, and under what set of conditions, does it transform the human rights situation in aid recipient countries? This study develops a new theory that explains the relationship between foreign aid and human rights norm compliance in recipient countries. In particular, this study examines the impact of United States’ strategic assistance (bilateral aid and public diplomacy) on the human rights situation in Thailand, the Philippines, Colombia, and Mexico — all of which have been traditional allies of the US in the last few decades. Using process-tracing and natural experiments of history, this study probes the hypothesis that the confluence of political interests and policy preferences of a donor country (such as the US) and the recipient state's domestic political elites, together with the recipient government's strength of domestic authority, is an important determinant of variation in human rights compliance over time.

Research Interests

  • Theories of Internationl Relations
  • Human rights in the Global South
  • United States' foreign policy, especially in the Global South
  • Democratization and political change in the Global South
  • The impact of transnational factors on domestic political change
  • International Relations of the Asia-Pacific region

Current Projects

  • A Theory of Interest Convergence: The Impact of US Strategic Support on Human Rights in the Developing World (book project)
  • A Theory of Interest Convergence: The Impact of US Aid on Southest Asia's Human Rights, 1992-2013 (working paper in progress)
  • Strategic Localization and State Repression in Post-9/11 Colombia and Pakistan (working paper in progress)
  • South China Sea and the Prospects of Cooperation and Conflict in the US-dominated Southeast Asian Region (working paper in progress)
  • Historicizing the Depth of Democracy in the Peripheries: Turkey and the Philippines in Comparison (working paper in progress with Burak Cemal Tansel, University of Nottingham)
  • Global Cooperation or Conflict? The Rise of Emerging Powers and the Post-American World Order (Edited volume, in preparation) together with James Parisot (Department of Sociology, SUNY Binghamton) (in progress)

Vita

Since 09/2016 University of Leiden, The Netherlands
Institute for History
Faculty of Humanities
Assistant Professor of International Relations (Universitair Docent)
08/2015-07/2016 Northern Illinois University, DeKalb (Greater Chicago Area), IL, USA
Department of Political Science
Assistant Professor of International Relations
01/2014-06/2014 Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
Department of Political Science c/o Prof. Susan D. Hyde
Research Assistant - Project on the Branding of US Aid
18/2013-06/2014 Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
Mac Millan Center for Area and International Studies
Fox International Fellow
10/2011-03/2015 Freie Universität Berlin
J.F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Graduate School
PhD Candidate (fully funded by the Excellence Initiative Scholarship)
07/2010-09/2010 German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, Germany
Institute of Asian Studies c/o PD Dr. Andreas Ufen
Research Intern
10/2009-8/2011 Universität Osnabrück, Germany
Department of Social Sciences
Studies for the MA in Political Science - Democratic Governance and Civil Society Program (funded by the DAAD Public Policy and Good Governance Scholarship through the Auswärtiges Amt)
03/2009-09/2009 Goethe Institut, Göttingen, Germany
Intensive German Language Course; Successful Completion of the Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache (TestDaF Level 3)
06/2008-04/2009 University of the Asia and the Pacific, Philippines
Pacific Rim Studies Program
Lecturer
01/2008-12/2008 The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Institute of Asia Pacific Studies c/o Prof. Pak Nung Wong
Research Assistant - Project on Food Security in Southeast Asia
09/2007-04-2009 De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines
Department of Political Science
Lecturer
09/2007-04/2009 St. Scholastica's College, Manila, Philippines
Department of History, Political Science and Sociology
Lecturer
05/2002-04/2005 De La Salle University-Manila, Philippines
College of Liberal Arts
Studies for the BA Major in Philosophy, Minor in Political Science and Development Studies

Publications

Regilme, Salvador Santino (2016): Why Asia’s Oldest Democracy Failed, in: Journal of Developing Societies 32 (3): 220–45.

Regilme, Salvador Santino (2016): The Philippines 2014-2015: Domestic Politics and Foreign Relations, A Critical Review, in: Asia Maior 26 (1): 133–56.

Regilme, Salvador Santino (2016): Habermasian Thinking on Civil Society and the Public Sphere in the Age of Globalization, in: Perspectives on Political Science.

Regilme, Salvador Santino (2016): Global Migration as a Human Rights Issue: Prospects for Global Cooperation or Conflict?, in: M. Böckenförde, N. Krupke, P. Michaelis (eds.), A Multidisciplinary Mosaic: Reflections on Global Cooperation and Migration, Global Dialogues 13, Duisburg: Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, 73–6.

Regilme, Salvador Santino (2016): Human Rights Violations and Proctection, in: P. Joseph (ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives, London: Sage Publications [entry in reference work].

Regilme, Salvador Santino (2014): The Social Science of Human Rights: The Need for a "Second-Image Reversed"?, in: Third World Quarterly 35 (8): 1390–405.

Regilme, Salvador Santino (2014): Bringing the Global Political Economy Back In: Neoliberalism, Globalization, and Democratic Consolidation, in: International Studies Perspectives 15 (3): 277–96.

Regilme, Salvador Santino (2013): Is International Labour Migration Good for Democratic Consolidation in the Global South?, in: Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 25 (1): 97–103.

Regilme, Salvador Santino (2013): Social Discipline, Democracy, and Modernity: Are They all uniquely "European"?, in: Hamburg Review of Social Sciences 6 (3) & 7(1): 94–117.

Regilme, Salvador Santino (2013): It takes Two to Tango: A Constructivist Analysis of EU-ASEAN Interregional Relations, in: Astrid B. Boening, Jan-Frederik Kremer, and Aukje van Loon (eds.), The EU: A Global Power in the Making - Europe's Present and Future Role in a Changing World, Vol. 2, Springer Publishing.

Regilme, Salvador Santino (2011): The Chimera of Europe's Normative Power in East Asia: A Constructivist Analysis, in: Central European Journal of International and Security Studies 5 (1): 69–90.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • 2013: BA/MA course on: Contemporary United States Foreign Policy in the Asia-Pacific: Theory and Practice, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2007–2009: BA courses on: Introduction to Political Science, Citizenship and Governance, Introduction to European Politics, Introduction to International Organizations, Introduction to Global Politics, De La Salle University-Manila, Philippines
  • 2007–2009: BA courses on: Introduction to Political Science, Socio-Political Theory, Special Problems in Global Politics, St. Scholastica's College, Manila, Philippines
  • 2008–2009: Introduction to North American Studies, University of Asia and the Pacific, Metro Manila, Philippines

Expertise and Consulting Work

  • 2007–2009: Project Manager (Volunteer/Pro-Bono), co-managed international conferences, seminars and workshops on active citizenship and environmental governance, La Salle Institute of Governance, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines
  • 2006–2007: Civilian Intelligence Analyst (The Americas, The Middle East and South Asia), Armed Forces of the Philippines

Seminars and Conferences

  • “US-Southeast Asia Relations”. Hosted by the EPAIR (European Alumni Network of the Harvard Project for Asian International Relations), March 7, 2015 at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany.
  • “Breaking the Wall of Human Rights Abuses”, Falling Walls Lab 2014, Berlin, Germany (25th Anniversary Celebration of the Fall of the Berlin Wall), November 2014.
  • "US-Philippine Relations”, Whitney Center in Hamden, Connecticut, USA. April 14, 2014.
  • “Does Foreign Aid Undermine Human Rights? Evidence from US-Southeast Asia Relations, 1992-2013”, Harvard-MIT-Yale Conference on Political Violence, Held at the MacMillan Center at Yale University, April 2014.
  • “Does Foreign Aid Undermine Human Rights? Evidence from US-Southeast Asia Relations, 1992-2013”, Yale University, Leitner Political Economy Student Workshop, November 2013.
  • “Does Foreign Aid Undermine Human Rights? Evidence from US-Southeast Asia Relations, 1992-2013”, Yale University, Department of Political Science, International Relations Student Workshop, October 2013.
  • “Claiming Space” in the Age of Terror: Post-9/11 US Foreign Policy and the Human Rights Crisis in Southeast Asia, Paper presentation at the “Claiming Space: Reconfigurations in Times of Crisis” International Conference in American Studies, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, May 26 and 27, 2013.
  • “Historicizing the Depth of Democracy in the Peripheries: Turkey and the Philippines in Comparison”, Paper co-presentation with Burak Tansel of the University of Nottingham, 11th Aberystwyth-Lancaster Postgraduate Colloquium. University of Manchester, June 5–7, 2013.
  • “Historicizing the Depth of Democracy in the Peripheries: Turkey and the Philippines in Comparison”, Paper co-presentation with Burak Tansel of the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Graduate Conference, “Politics in Crisis? 2013”, April 26, 2013.
  • “Historicizing the Depth of Democracy in the Peripheries: Turkey and the Philippines in Comparison”, Paper co-presentation with Burak Tansel of the University of Nottingham, First Berlin Forum on Global Politics, Graduate School of Global Politics, Freie Universität Berlin, April 18-19, 2013.
  • "A causal theory of human rights’ violations: explaining post-9/11 US foreign policy and political violence in Southeast Asia", Invited Speaker, Politics Seminar Series, Department of Politics and Philosophy, Geoffrey Manton Building Seminar Room 403, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, February 27, 2013.
  • “Historicizing the Depth of Democracy in the Peripheries: Turkey and the Philippines in Comparison”, Paper co-presentation with Burak Tansel of the University of Nottingham in “Democracy Promotion: Hegemony, Resistance, and the Shifting Discourses of Democracy in International Relations”, February 1, 2013, Senate House of the University of London in England | Organized by the Institute for the Study of the Americas (University of London) and the Department of Politics and International Relations (University of Westminster).
  • “Human Rights in the Age of Terror: Post-9/11 US Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia”, Paper presentation at the Comparative Politics Colloquium of Prof. Ellen M. Immergut, Institute of the Social Sciences, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, January 31, 2013.
  • “What Causes State-Initiated Human Rights Violations? A Critical Review of Contemporary Social Science Literature”, Politik und Verwaltung: theoretische, empirische und methodische Perspektiven (“Policy and Administration: Theoretical, Empirical, and Methodological Perspectives”) – Annual Meeting of the “Forum junge Staats-, Policy- und Verwaltungsforschung (FoJuS)” (Public Policy Working Group of Young Political Scientists of the German Political Science Association), Leibniz-Universität Hannover, Germany 6 and 7 December 2012.
  • “Global Network Media: A New World Order or A New Form of U.S. Hegemony?”, together with Curd Knüpfer. “Tag der Politikwissenschaft” – Annual Meeting of the Austrian Political Science Association (öGPW) held at the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria. November 29-30, 2012.
  • “Bringing the Global Political Economy Back In: Neoliberalism, Globalization, and Democratic Consolidation”. Public Lecture Held at Yuchengco Hall. Organized by the Department of Political Science, De La Salle University-Manila and the La Salle Institute of Governance. September 27, 2012.
  • “Human Rights in the Age of Terror: Post-9/11 US Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia”. Lecture-Roundtable Discussion, Yuchengco Center and La Salle Institute of Governance, De La Salle University-Manila September 24, 2012.
  • “An American Behemoth: Antinomies of Freedom and Security in Post-9/11 US Foreign Policy”, Heidelberg Spring Academy 2012, Heidelberg Center for American Studies, University of Heidelberg, Germany, March 25-30, 2012.
  • “The Albatross of Post-9/11 US Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia: From Struggling Liberal Democracies to Illiberal National Security States”. Research Colloquium, Department of Politics, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, November 8, 2011.
  • “Does Neoliberal Economic Globalization Undermine Democratic Consolidation?” 15th and 16th July 2011 Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service) Public Policy and Good Governance Conference at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of the Sciences, Wissenschaftsforum Berlin am Gendermenmarkt.
  • “Neoliberal Hegemony, Globalization and Democratic Consolidation: A New Path to Theorizing Via Critical Sociological Institutionalism.” September 8-10, 2011 at the University of Warwick, England. “Confronting the Global: Alternatives, Alterity, and Solidarity”. Conference co-convened by the UK Political Studies Association’s Anarchist Studies Network, the BISA Poststructuralist Politics Working Group, the BISA International Political Economy Group and the BISA Marxism and International Relations Group.
  • “The Albatross of Post-9/11 US Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia: examining the contradictions of contemporary American democracy promotion.” September 22-23, 2011. British International Studies Association US Foreign Policy Annual Conference 2011. Rothermere American Studies Institute, University of Oxford, England.
  • “Constructivism in the American-South East Asian Counter-Terror Cooperation” - Conference Presentation (April 2008) at the 2008 Ateneo de Manila – Harvard Project for Asian International Relations (HPAIR) Conference, Leong Hall, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines.
  • “Reflections on the Filipino Political Culture in the Standpoint of the ‘Zeitgeist’: A Pathway in Discovering the Filipino Identity Presentation” (September 2004) at the 2nd Annual Filipino Philosophy Congress, Miriam College, Quezon City, Philippines.
  • Co-Organizer, Making It Home: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Recognition and Displacement in America | Graduate School of North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin | May 11 – 12, 2012.
  • Panel Chair, Discussant, and Organizer, The Decline of US Hegemony: Emerging Power(s) and the Future of World Politics, European Consortium for Political Research Graduate Conference in Bremen, Germany, July 4-6, 2012 (This is the official panel representing the U.S. Foreign Policy Working Group of the British International Studies Association).
  • Co-Organizer and Project Manager, ICT and Sustainable Development: Leadership, Governance, and Innovation in the Knowledge Society, April 2008, La Salle Institute of Governance, De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines.

Membership

  • American Political Science Association, since 2012
  • International Studies Association, since 2012
  • European Consortium on Political Research, Standing Group on Extremism and Democracy, since 2009
  • European Consortium on Political Research, Standing Group on Political Violence, since 2012

Awards

  • Fox International Fellowship, Yale University – MacMillan Center for Area and International Studies, 23,200 USD plus 2,000 USD travel grant, 2013-2014
  • DFG Excellence Initiative – Free University of Berlin Dissertation Completion Fellowship, October 2014 to March 2015
  • One of the 100 World Finalists, Falling Walls Lab Conference Berlin, 2014.
  • German Research Foundation (DFG-Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) Excellence Initiative Scholarship, for PhD Research at the Graduate School for North American Studies, Freie Universität October 2011 to September 2014
  • Named as One of the “100 Leaders of Tomorrow” Chosen Worldwide Among Graduate Students, Sponsored Participation in the 42nd St. Gallen Symposium, Universität St. Gallen in Switzerland, 2012
  • Cambridge Overseas Trust Fund for Graduate Studies in Sociology, Sidney Sussex College, The University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (DECLINED), 2011
  • Top in the Cohort, MA in Political Science - Democratic Governance and Civil Society, Universität Osnabrück, Germany, 2009-2011
  • Public Policy and Good Governance Scholarship, MA Studies, German Academic Exchange Service and the German Foreign Office, 2009 – 2011
  • University Scholarship, Graduate Studies in Political Science, De La Salle University, 2006-2009
  • University Scholarship, Undergraduate Studies, De La Salle University-Manila, 2002-2005
  • Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, College of Liberal Arts, De La Salle University, 2005
  • Permanent Membership, Jose Rizal Honors Society, De La Salle University in Manila, 2005
  • Magna Cum Laude for BA Graduation, Top in the Graduating Class of the College of Liberal Arts (Social Sciences and Humanities), De La Salle University, 2005
  • Full Scholarship for Secondary School Education, Franciscan Capuchin Friars – Lourdes School, Quezon City, 1998-2002

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