Title

From Marcos to Arroyo : what went wrong for democracy in the Philippines?

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

Public governance in Asia and the limits of electoral democracy

Publication Date

1-29-2010

First Page

253

Last Page

283

Publisher

Edward Elgar

Keywords

Asian studies, Asian politics and policy, politics and public policy, Asian politics, public policy, regulation and governance

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.4337/9781849806343.00022

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Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 9781849806343

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Recommended Citation

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