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Elections and Democratization in the Philippines : Comparative Studies of Democratization - Jennifer Franco

Elections and Democratization in the Philippines

Comparative Studies of Democratization

Hardcover Published: 3rd August 2001
ISBN: 9780815337348
Number Of Pages: 250

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This study shows how legitimate elections held under centralized authoritarian conditions before 1986, though not democratic, still contributed to democratization by creating the political space needed for democratic oppostion to arise.

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xiii
List of Tablesp. xix
Forewordp. xxi
Introductionp. xxix
Democratization and Less-Than-Democratic Electionsp. xxix
Less-Than-Democratic Elections as Political Opportunitiesp. xxx
Methodsp. xxxiii
Political Processesp. xxxiv
Institutional Contextsp. xxxv
Overviewp. xxxix
Elections and Democratization in the Philippinesp. 1
Overviewp. 1
Contending Views of Regime Transition and Democratizationp. 2
Variable Less-Than-Democratic Regime Types: Political Crossroads in the Difficult Journey from Authoritarianism to Democracyp. 5
The Variable Problem of Exclusionary Electoral Practicesp. 8
The Philippine Political Transitionsp. 9
Electoralism and Democratization in the Philippines (1978-1986)p. 11
National Electoral Competition and Local Democratization After 1986p. 14
Grassroots Citizenship Campaigns: Contesting the Meaning and Purpose of Elections After 1986p. 18
The Colonial Era and its Political Legacies, 1565-1945p. 33
Overviewp. 33
Spanish Colonial Rule (1565-1898)p. 34
American Colonial Rule (1898-1946)p. 41
The Philippine Commonwealth (1935-1941)p. 52
"Social Justice," Hacendero Resistance, and Democratic Oppositionp. 53
Conclusionp. 60
The Postwar Clientelist Electoral Regime, 1945-1972p. 71
Overviewp. 71
Restoration of Cacique Democracy (1945-1954)p. 72
Heyday of Cacique Democracy (1954-1972)p. 80
Conclusionp. 92
The Institutionalization of Centralized Authoritarian Rule, 1972-1978p. 103
Overviewp. 103
Imposition of Martial Lawp. 104
Extension of Centralized Authoritarian Holds Systemwidep. 108
Rural Economic Development Strategyp. 111
Building Rural Opposition to the New Societyp. 115
Conclusionp. 129
Elections and Democratization in the Marcos Erap. 139
Overviewp. 139
Breaking Through the "Wall of Silence" (1972-1978)p. 140
Emboldened Opposition (1978-1983)p. 155
The 1983-1986 Civic Uprisingp. 165
Conclusionp. 181
Local Struggles and National Regime Transitionp. 201
Overviewp. 201
National Perspective on Post-Marcos Political Reconstructionp. 202
Local Perspectives on the New Politics Campaignp. 213
North Cotabatop. 215
Sorsogonp. 240
Conclusionp. 264
Conclusionp. 285
Overviewp. 285
Purpose and Methodsp. 286
Summary of Findingsp. 287
Conclusionsp. 294
Implicationsp. 295
Bibliographyp. 303
Interviewsp. 319
Indexp. 323
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ISBN: 9780815337348
ISBN-10: 0815337345
Series: Comparative Studies of Democratization
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 3rd August 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1