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The Resource Philippine politics : possibilities and problems in a localist democracy, Lynn T. White III

Philippine politics : possibilities and problems in a localist democracy, Lynn T. White III

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Philippine politics : possibilities and problems in a localist democracy
Title
Philippine politics
Title remainder
possibilities and problems in a localist democracy
Statement of responsibility
Lynn T. White III
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Language
eng
Summary
"Philippine political history, especially in the twentieth century, challenges the image of democratic evolution as serving the people, and does so in ways that reveal inadequately explored aspects of many democracies. In the first decades of the twenty-first century the Philippines has nonetheless shown gradual socioeconomic "progress". This book provides an interpretive overview of Philippine politics, and takes full account of the importance of patriotic Philippine factors in making decisions about future political policies. It analyses whether regional and local politics have more importance than national politics in the Philippines. Discussing cultural traditions of patronism, it also examines how clan feuds localise the state and create strong local policies, and in turn make regional and family-run polities collectively stronger than the central state institution. The book goes on to explore elections in the Philippines, and in particular the ways in which politicians win democratic elections, the institutionalised role of public money in this process, and the role that media plays"--
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1941-,
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White, Lynn T.
Dewey number
320.9599
Illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge contemporary Southeast Asia series
Series volume
71
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  • Democracy
  • Philippines
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Philippine politics : possibilities and problems in a localist democracy, Lynn T. White III
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Contents
1. Local regimes : an introduction -- 2. Malay foundations and colonial semi-modernizations -- 3. Clan feuds localize political violence -- 4. Entrepreneurs as politicians -- 5. Marcos, failed centralization, and land from the tiller -- 6. Law of rule, power of separations -- 7. Populist rituals and elite reformism -- 8. Voting, pork, policy, and media -- 9. Corruption -- 10. PNoy, "Pacquiaos," and Philippine progress
Control code
9781315738604
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 265 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315738604
Other control number
10.4324/9781315738604
System control number
(OCoLC)900888718
Label
Philippine politics : possibilities and problems in a localist democracy, Lynn T. White III
Publication
Contents
1. Local regimes : an introduction -- 2. Malay foundations and colonial semi-modernizations -- 3. Clan feuds localize political violence -- 4. Entrepreneurs as politicians -- 5. Marcos, failed centralization, and land from the tiller -- 6. Law of rule, power of separations -- 7. Populist rituals and elite reformism -- 8. Voting, pork, policy, and media -- 9. Corruption -- 10. PNoy, "Pacquiaos," and Philippine progress
Control code
9781315738604
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 265 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315738604
Other control number
10.4324/9781315738604
System control number
(OCoLC)900888718

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