Patrick Riordan S.J.

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pp. 293-320

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27 pages

10. Bangsamoro

A Case Study in Governing for the Common Good

  • Patrick Riordan S.J. (author)
Patrick Riordan proposes in this chapter a case study of Bangsamoro (a new autonomous region in the southern Philippines) from the perspective of common good dynamics. The common quest for autonomy must accommodate a complex reality in Bangsamoro with an indigenous population composed of Muslim and Animist and the new, usually Christian settlers. This case study analyses the building of the complex equilibrium of common goods from the perspective of the five key drivers identified in the matrix. It shows that the quest for autonomy can be seen as the creation of a nexus of common good, with the matrix highlighting political and social strategic priorities in this process.


Patrick Riordan S.J.