From Marcos to Arroyo : what went wrong for democracy in the Philippines?
Public governance in Asia and the limits of electoral democracy
Asian studies, Asian politics and policy, politics and public policy, Asian politics, public policy, regulation and governance
This chapter will argue that neither the rationales advanced by advocates of the socialist left nor those advanced by advocates of the authoritarian right can serve as a key to assessing history or the promises the future holds. I will argue that the problem facing the Philippines in terms of both achieving democratic governance and attaining sustained economic prosperity lies in the long-standing failure to uphold the rule of law.
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ISBN of the source publication: 9781849806343
Rice, J. A. (2010). From Marcos to Arroyo: What went wrong for democracy in the Philippines? In Brian Bridges, & Lok Sang Ho (Eds.), Public governance in Asia and the limits of electoral democracy (pp. 253-283). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. doi: 10.4337/9781849806343.00022