Felipe B. Miranda is a writer, educator, researcher, and analyst focused on administration and the public perspective. He is a Professor in the Department of Political Science of the University of the Philippines Diliman. In addition, he is a founding fellow of Social Weather Stations and chairperson of Pulse Asia which are notable opinion surveying firm in the Philippines. Similarly, as an esteemed political scientist, he participated as a consultant for the DAP-SWS Project and is involved in Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC) project. Apart from being the Chairperson of the Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC), Miranda used to be a regular columnist for the Philippine Star wherein he is said to have stayed for over four years. In addition, he earned his degree, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, in 1963 at Brandeis University. Continuing his interest in the same field, he acquired a Master’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Chicago in 1968 and was eligible for a Ph.D. that same year.
Given his well-established background, his field of interest revolves around governance, the different Filipino regimes, the military, and democracy which reflects on his well-recognized works. For instance, his works such as Presidential Popularity and the August 28, 1987 Coup, The August 28, 1987 Coup: public perceptions in a time of continuing crisis, and Social Weather Stations Survey of public opinion on the December 1, 1989, Coup attempt probes on the regime change as driven by the Filipino citizens. On the other hand, works such as The post-Aquino Philippines: In search of political stability and Political Economy in the Post-Marcos Philippines: a People’s Perspective presents his interest in the state of governance as the country experiences a change of leadership angled on the citizens’ perspectives. Moreover, he has notable ideas related to democracy through his works such as Chasing the Wind: Assessing Philippine Democracy, Conceptualizing and measuring democracy, and Democratization: Philippine Perspectives.