Single Author Book
- Moral Politics in the Philippines Inequality, Democracy and the Urban Poor, National University of Singapore Press and Kyoto University Press, 2017.
Introductions and Book Reviews
- Five Minutes with Wataru Kusaka, National University of Singapore Press, May 5, 2017.
- Christopher Ryan Maboloc. 2017. ”The Political Consciousness of the Poor,” Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 3.
- Herbert Docena. 2017. Can We Achieve Democracy by Shunning “Moral Politics?” Philippine Sociological Review 65: 195-206.
- Soon Chuan Yean. 2017. Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints
65 (4): 541-545.
- Anna Marie A. Karaos. 2017. Contemporary Southeast Asia 39(3): 577-79.
- Hansley Juliano. 2017. Kasarinlan 32 (1-2): 183-190.
- Jonathan Beltran, 2017. Philippine Political Science Journal 38 (3): 209-210.
- Meynardo P. Mendoza. 2018. Social Science Diliman 14(1): 85-88.
- Ian Morley. 2018. “Philippines Cities, Their History, Development, Culture, and Governance”, Journal of Urban History, March 21, 2018.
- Matthew Ordoñez. June 18, 2018. New Mandala: New Perspectives on Southeast Asia.
- Nicole Curato. 2018. Asian Journal of Social Science 46(4-5): 574-576.
- Erhard Berner. 2018. Book Reviews, Southeast Asia, Pacific Affairs 92(1).
- Rizal G. Buendia. 2018. Southeast Asian Studies 7(3): 517-520.
- Redento B Recio. 2019. Planning Theory 1(5).
- Michael D. Pante. 2019. Historical Continuities in and New Works on Philippine Cities. Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints 67(1): 131-147.
- Karl Arvin F. Hapal. 2019. Philippine Journal of Public Policy: Interdisciplinary Development Perspectives.
- Myfel D. Paluga. 2019. Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia 175(2-3): 384-387.
- John Andrew G. Evangelista. 2019. International Journal of Asian Studies 16 (1): 73-75.
- “Governing Informalities of the Urban Poor: Street Vendors and Social Order Making in Metro Manila,” in Politics of Change in the Philippines. Yuko Kasuya and Nathan Quimpo eds., Pasig City: Anvil Publisher, 2010, pp.362-390.
- Disaster, Discipline, Drugs and Duterte: Emergence of New Moral Subjectivities in Post-Yolanda Leyte, in Ethnographies of Development and Globalization in the Philippines: Emergent Socialities and the Governing of Precarity. edited by Koki Seki, Routledge, 2020 (Forthcoming).
Journal Papers and Essays
- “Bandit Grabbed the State: Duterte’s Moral Politics”, Philippine Sociological Review 65: 49-75, 2017.
- “Discipline and Desire: Hansen’s Disease Patients Reclaim Life in Culion, 1900-1930s”, Social Science Diliman 13(2): 1-29, 2017.
- “Why Filipinos Have Come to Embrace Authoritarian ‘Discipline’” Asia Dialogue. Asia Research Institute, University of Nottingham. July 3, 2019.
- The Arts of Everyday Peacebuilding: Cohabitation, Conversion, and Intermarriage of Muslims and Christians in the Southern Philippines. Southeast Asian Studies 9(1), 2020 (co-authored with Asuna Yoshizawa, forthcoming).
- “Aporia in Philippine Civil Society: Moral Conflict between ’Citizens’ and ‘Masses’ in the ‘Dual Public Sphere,'” in Proceedings of the 1st Next Generation Global Workshop, Wako Asato and Kaoru Aoyama (eds.), Kyoto University Global COE program for Reconstruction, 2009.
- “Business-Friendly Rule of Local Elites: Capital investments and Local Politics under Globalization in Ilocos Norte, Philippines,” in CAPAS-CSEAS 2011 Workshop for Young Scholars of Southeast Asian Area Studies: Exploring Frontiers of Southeast Asian Area Studies. pp.195-20, 2011.
- “Fake News and Duterte in the Philippines: Neoliberal Subjectivities and Social-Banditry Populism.” In Proceedings of International Conference: Fake News and Elections in Asia. pp.263-280, 2019.
- Book Review: Transformation of the Intimate and the Public in Asian Modernity. Edited by Ochiai Emiko and Hosoya Leo Aoi. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2013, Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia 52(2): 146-148, 2016.
- “Book Review: Soon Chuan Yean, Tulong: An Articulation of Politics in the Christian Philippines. Manila: University of Santo Thomas Publishing House, 2015.” Southeast Asian Studies 6(2): 377-381, 2017.
Selected Japanese Works
Single Author Book
- Anti-Civic Politics: Democracy and Morality in the Philippines, Hosei University Press, 2013.
- Social Movements and Desire for Recognition: Forging Solidarity though Workcamp, Takeshi Nishio; Wataru Kusaka; and Kenichi Yamaguchi (eds), Kyoto University Press, 2015.
- 64 Chapters to Know the Philippines, Takushi Ono; Nobutaka Suzuki; and Wataru Kusaka eds. Akashi Shoten, 2016.
- Rise of Strongmen in Southeast Asia, Ayako Toyama; Wataru Kusaka, Tsukasa Iga, Ken Miichi (eds) Akashi Shoten, 2018.
Book Chapters and Columns
- “Philippines: Challenge of Contested Democracy,” in Introduction to the Contemporary Southeast Asian Politics, Kazushi Shimizu; Keiko Tamura; and Takeshi Yokoyama (eds.), Minerva Shobou, pp.57-78, 2011.
- “Politics of Poverty: Philippine Presidential Election,” in Chiki kara Yomu Gendai: Globalka no nakano Hitobito to Shakai (Society under Globalization from the Perspective of Area Studies), Center for Integrated Area Studies (ed.), Koyo Shobo, pp.20-24, 2012.
- “‘Business-Friendly’ Rule of Local Elites: Globalization and Change of Philippine Local Politics,” in Sociology of Local Worlds, Masaru Fujii, Yasuhiro Takai, and Kazumi Kobayashi (eds.), Koyo Shobou, pp. 369-388, 2013.
- “Intimate and Public Sphere of the Poor: Solidarity and Resistance of Street Vendors in Metro Manila,” Oukan suru Shimitsusei to Koukyosei: Tonan Ajia no Shukyo to Shakai Soshiki ni miru Identity to Seizon, Kyoto University Press, 2013.
- “Risk and Politics,” in Anthropology of Risk: Living the World of Uncertainty, Kentaro Azuma, Junpei Ichinosawa, Shuhei Kimura, and Suguru Iida (eds.), Sekaisishosha, 2014, pp.111-118, 2014.
- “Desire and Discipline of Culion: American Public Health System and Hansen Disease Patients in the Philippines,” in Dismantling the Race Myth: Knowledge, pp 157-189, 2016.
- “Independence” of the Weak Judiciary: Supreme Court and Presidents in the Philippines, in Judicialization and Democratization of Politics, Yoshifumi Tamada (ed.), Koyo Shobou, pp.21-50, 2017.
- “Ineaulatiy and Democracy.” In Contemporary Asian Economics. Tamaki Endo, Asei Ito, Keiichiro Ooizumi, and Kenta Goto (eds.), Yuuhikaku. pp.251-252, 2018.
- “Who is the Enemy of ‘the People'”? : Antagonization against Corruption, Poverty and Crimes in the Philippines. In Politics of “Populism”: Deepening of Socio-Political Cleavages and Authoritarianization. Yusuke Murakami (ed.), Kokusai Shoin, pp.231-257, 2018.
- “Moral Economy.” In Dictionary of International Development. Japan Society for International Development (ed). pp.64-65, 2018.
- “Everyday Peace Making in a Conflict Society: Cohabitation of Muslims and Christians in the Southern Philippines.” (co-authoring with Asuna Yoshizawa) In Everyday Life and Politics: Reexamining of the State Centered Political Images. Testuki Tamura (ed.), Iwanami Shoten, 2019.
- “‘State of Exception’ made by Social Media: Philippines under Duterte.” in Southeast Asian Politics in the Time of Social Media. Ken Miichi (ed.). Akashi Shoten, 2020.
- “Social Class and Inequality,” in Contemporary History of Southeast Asia for Liberal Arts. Go Kawanaka and Koichi Kawamura (eds)., Minerva Shobou. 2020: 217-235.
- “Growing Cities of Southeast Asia,”in Contemporary History of Southeast Asia for Liberal Arts. Go Kawanaka and Koichi Kawamura (eds.), Minerva Shobou. 2020: 214-216.
- The Struggle for Hegemony among Populism(s) in the Philippines: Political Expressions and Dynamics of “Class Conflict” under Neo-liberalism, Social and cultural studies 19, 107-120, 2006.
- Pitfall and Dilemma of the Philippine Society: Fear, Enlightenment and Exclusion of the Middle Class against the Poor, Research Grant Report for year 2005 submitted to grant supplier the Setsutaro Kobayashi Memorial Fund, 2007.
- Agency and Dilemma of the Urban Poor: Struggle for Order Making with the Issue of Street Vendors in Metro Manila, Asian Studies 53(4): 20-36, 2007.
- Aporia in Philippine Civil Society: The Moral Conflict between “Citizens” and “Masses” in the “Dual Public Sphere, Southeast Asian Studies 46(3): 420-441, 2008.
- ‘Commonality of Comfort’ that Transcends Social Divisions: Filipino Society in Japan as Contact Zone,” Contact Zone (5): 124-144, 2012.
- “The Attraction of Uncivil Social Order : Reflections of Neoliberalism from Slum,” Journal of Cross-cultural Studies 13: 121-134, 2019.
- “Philippine 2019 Mid-term Election: Normalization of the ‘State of Exception’ by Duterte” Waseda Asia Review 22: 15-20, 2020.
- Formation of “Good Citizens” Supporting Duterte’s Violence: Disaster, Neoliberalism, and War on Drugs in the Western Leyte, Philippines. Asian Studies 66(2), 2020, (Forthcoming).
- Scott, James C. Practicing Everyday Anarchism: How to Make Vernacular Order. translated by Hiromu Shimizu; Wataru Kusaka; and Kazuya Nakamizo. Iwanami Shoten, 2017/ Original title. Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play, Princeton University Press, 2014.
English Oral Presentations
- “Agency and Dilemma of the Urban Poor: Metro Manila Street Vendors in the Struggle for Social Order Making,” Philippine Political Science Association, International Conference. Dumaguete City, Philippines. April 2008.
- “Governing Informalities: Street Vendors and Social Order Making in Metro Manila.” Keio University GCOE-CGCS International Symposium, Kieo University, November 2009.
- “From Interest to Moral: Changing Context of the Philippine’s Class Politics,” The Second Philippine Studies Conference of Japan. International Congress Center Epochal Tsukuba. November, 2010.
- “Moralization of Class Politics in Metro Manila: Disciplinary Governance of the Metro Manila Development Authority and the Urban Poor,” Local Politics and Social Cleavages in Transforming Asia. JSPS Asian Core-Program, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, and Center for Asian Pacific American Students, Pitzer College. Kyoto University. December, 2010.
- “Pitfalls of Moral Politics in the Post-Marcos Philippine:Moral Division of the Nation and Moral Nationalism,” The Association for Asian Studies and the International Convention of Asia Scholars joint conference, Hawai’i Convention Center, April 2, 2011.
- “‘Business-Friendly’ Rule of Local Elites: Capital Investments and Local Politics under Globalization in Ilocos Norte,” Philippines,CAPAS-CSEAS 2011 Workshop for Yong Scholars of Southeast Asian Area Studies. Exploring Frontiers of Southeast Asian Studies: Asian Perspectives, Academia Sinica. August, 2011.
- “Moralization of Class Politics in Metro Manila: Criminalization of the Urban Poor under the Disciplinary Governance of the Metro Manila Development Authority,” The Ninth International Conference on the Philippines, Michigan State University, October 28-30, 2012.
- :“Discipline as False Remedy: Contestation of Moralized Class Politics in Metro Manila,” Southeast Asia Seminar “Cities and Cultures in Southeast Asia,” San Carlos University, November 22, 2012.
- “Dilemma of Discipline and Development: Moralization of Class Politics in Metro Manila,” International Seminar, Socio Political and Economic Reform in Southeast Asia: Assessments and the Way Forward, Center for Political Studies Indonesian Institute of Sciences, March 9-12, 2013.
- “Why Do Moral Appeals Cause Political Instability?: Paradox of the Philippine Civic Politics.” The 3rd KASEAS-CSEAS Joint International Symposium, Border-Crossing and Connectivity of Southeast Asia. Mokpo National University, May 10-11 2013.
- “Conflict or Coexistence?: Politics of Clientelism and Business Friendliness in Metro Manila,” 8th International Convention of Asia Scholars, Macao, June 26, 2013.
- “Everyday Mutuality of the Urban Poor for Security,” Philippine Studies Conference in Japan, Kyoto University, March 1, 2014.
- “Suffered and Loved: Experience of Coconuts Farmers in the Aftermath of Yolanda,” Young Scholars’ Conference on Philippine Studies in Japan, Hiroshima University, June 29, 2014.
- “Mutuality and Security: A View of the Urban Poor in Metro Manila”Young Scholars’ Conference on Philippine Studies in Japan, Hiroshima University, June 29, 2014.
- “Politics of Un-civil Society Security Practices of the Urban Poor in Metro Manila,” Exploring Global Commons in Asia Pacific: Japan in a Dynamic Region, Century Park Hotel, Oct.3, 2014.
- “International Cooperation of Amateur College Students: The World Reversed,” Young Scholars’ Conference on Philippine Studies in Japan, Shizuoka Prefecture University, July 7, 2015.
- Moral Division of the Mega Cities: Why Does Economic Disparity Cause Political Conflicts? 12thJapanese-German Frontiers of Science Symposium, Kyoto Brighton Hotel, October 2, 2015.
- “Moral Division of the Mega Cities: Why Does Economic Disparity Cause Political Conflicts?,” 12th Japanese-German Frontiers of Science Symposium, Kyoto Brighton Hotel, October 2, 2015.
- “Moral Division of the City: A View on Political Conflicts in Metro Manila,” Consortium for Southeast Asian Studies in Asia (SEASIA), Kyoto International Conference Center, December 13, 2015.
- “Discipline and Desire in Culion: Reclaiming of Life from the ‘Welfare Island,'” International Conference “Leprosy: History, Memories, Stigma, and Human Rights,” University of the Philippines Dilliman, Microtel Inn and Suites, Diliman, Quezon City, February 18-19, 2016.
- “Aquino’s Moral Politics: Morality to Hound Populists and Address Poverty,” Tracing the Contours of a Rapidly Changing East Asia: Issues and Perspectives, The Bayleaf Hotel, Manila, March 10-11, 2016.
- “Internationalization of Graduate Education in Japan: The Case of Nagoya University,” International Symposium Japan Development Assistance on Human Resource Development in the Era of Internationalization of Higher Education and ASEAN integration,” Asian Institute of Management, February 20, 2017.
- “Desire for Duterte’s Discipline: Moral Killing by a Bandit”, Young Scholars’ Conference on Philippine Studies in Japan, Kyoto University, July 9, 2017.
- “Social Bandits and SNSs: Duterte’s Legitimacy and Nationalism”, Contemporary Media Technologies and Nationalism: Asia and the World, Gunma University, November 25, 2017.
- “Good Citizens” Supporting War on Drugs: How Disaster Changed Livelihoods and Moral Subjectivities in Albuera, Leyte, 4th Philippine Studies Conference in Japan, Hiroshima University, November 18, 2018.
- Complicity of “Good Citizens” and Extrajudicial Killing in the Philippines: A Neoliberal Outcome of Democracy, Japan Association for Asian Studies, Niigata University, November 24, 2018.
- Fake News and Duterte in the Philippines: Neoliberal Subjectivities and Social-Banditry Populism”, International Conference on Fake News and Elections in Asia. Asia Centre. Chulalongkorn University. July 12, 2019.
- War on Drugs and State of Exception in the Philippines: When a Bandit Grabbed the State, The 11th International Convention of Asia Scholars. Leiden University. July 18, 2019.
- Embracing Discipline: Neoliberal Moral Subjectivities and Duterteism. Plenary Talk at Philippine Sociological Society, Central Mindanao University. October 4, 2019.
- Disaster, Discipline, Drugs and Duterte: Transformation of Moral Subjectivities in Coconut Communities, Leyte. International Public Symposium “The Wisdom for Living with Natural Disasters: Initiatives by Local Residents due to Changes in their Society, ” October 6, 2019.
- Coconut to Disaster, Discipline, Drugs, and Duterte: Transformation of Moral Subjectivity in Leyte. UP Socius, Agricultural Systems Institute and the Department of Social Sciences. The University of the Philippines Los Baños. October 22, 2019.
- Spatial, Legal and Moral Divisionof the Urban Poor: Neoliberal Governmentality and Disciplinary Intervention in Metro Manila. International Research Forum on the Philippines. La Trobe University. November 12, 2019.
- Public Rights and Intimate Sorrow: Livelihoods and Dignity of Sexual Minorities in the Philippines. Consortium for Southeast Asian Studies in Asia. Academia Sinica. December 6, 2019.