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

James Andrew RICE

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPublic governance in Asia and the limits of electoral democracy
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages31
ISBN (Print)9781849806343
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2010


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


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