Well over a decade has passed since the dramatic 'People Power Revolution' in Manila, yet until now no book length study has emerged to examine the manifold changes underway in the Philippines in the post-Marcos era. This book fills that gap. Philippine Politics and Society in the Twentieth Century offers historical depth and sophisticated theoretical insight into contemporary life in the archipelago. Organised as a set of interrelated thematic essays rather than a chronological account, the book addresses key topics which will be of interest to the academic and non academic reader, such as trends in national-level and local politics, the role of ethnic-Chinese captial in the Philippine economy, nationalism and popular culture, and various forms of political violence and extra-electoral contestation. Drawing on a wide variety of primary and secondary sources, as well as over a decade of research and work in the area, Hedman and Sidal provide a invaluable overview of the contemporary and historical scene of a much misunderstood part of Southeast Asia.
This book fills an important gap in the literature for readers interested in understanding the Philippines as well as students of Asian studies, comparative politics, political economy and cultural studies.
Release date NZ
November 9th, 2000
Edited by Eva-Lotta Hedman
Edited by John T. Sidel