A Filipino revolutionary activist turned academic has written this doctoral study of post-Marcos democracy in the Philippines. Personal participation 1970-92 and later field study, mainly with the democratic non-Marxist Akbayan party, underpins the monograph. While post-1986 Philippine "democracy" has been described as patrimonial, oligarchical and elitist in many ways, the author focuses on the evidence of democratic and popular participation and egalitarian developments which he adds up to a different pattern, here described as ongoing "contested democracy." With notes, bibliography, black-and-white illustrations, and index.
Contested Democracy and the Left in The Philippines after Marcos
AuthorsQuimpo, Nathan Gilbert