Jennifer Franco

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"Jennifer Franco PhD, is an independent researcher based in Canada, where she also serves on the Asia Committee for International Development Programs at the development NGO Development and Peace (Developpement et Paix). She is a co-coordinator of the Amsterdam-based Transnational Institute (TNI) agrofuel research and is a researcher in the ‘Agrarian Justice’ cluster of TNI. Her previous work has focused mainly on rural social movements and democratisation in the Philippines. Her book publications include Elections and Democratisation in the Philippines (Routledge, 2001), and a new book on law and the rural poor in the Philippines forthcoming (Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2010). She has published in academic journals including World Development, Journal of Agrarian Change, Journal of Peasant Studies, Journal of Development Studies, Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal, and Critical Asian Studies." (