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Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Philippines
Published by Routledge
The Philippines is a fascinating example of a 'poor country democracy' where issues of economic development and poverty, political participation and stability as well as ethnicity and migration are crucial. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Philippines provides a comprehensive overview of the current political, economic, social and cultural issues of the country. After a number of chapters look at the different approaches to studying the Philippines today, the Handbook is divided into sections concentrating on the themes of politics, society, economics and foreign relations. Chapters discuss the political parties and contested elections, as well as dynasties and local governance in the Politics section, and the Economic section looks at topics such as international political economy, industrial policy and economic nationalism. The section on Philippine society highlights the women's movement and gender issues, and goes on to concentrate on religion, culture and customs. The Philippines is confronted with many foreign challenges, and the final section focuses on the relationship the country has with China, Japan, Europe and the USA. Written by leading experts in the field, the Handbook provides students, scholars and policymakers of Southeast Asia an interdisciplinary resource on the evolving politics, society and economics of the Philippines.
Introduction Mark Thompson and Eric Batalla Part 1: Approaches 1. Neopatrimonialism/Oligarchy Nathan Quimpo 2. Modernity Randy David 3. Post-modernism Antonio P. Contreras 4. Social-historical approaches Alfred McCoy 5. Marxism Francisco Nemenzo Part 2: Politics 6. The presidency Mark Thompson 7. Political parties Allen Hicken 8. Contested elections Jose Tigno 9. Patronage and pork barrel Paul Hutchcroft and Ronald Holmes 10. Clientelism Masataka Kimura 11. Corruption Michael Johnston 12. Dynasties Julio Teehankee 13. Bossism John Sidel 14. Civil service Rupert Hodder 15. Decentralization and local governance Francisco Magno 16. Civil-Military relations Rosalie Hall Part 3: Society 17. Civil society Teresa Tadem 18. The spectrum of NGOs Gerard Clarke 19. NGOs as Political Actors Ben Reid 20. Mass Media Lotta Hedman 21. Regional Perspectives Patricio Abinales 22. Social movements and the politics of resistance Vince Boudreau 23. The Women's movement and gender issues Diana Mendoza 24. Ethnic Chinese Richard T. Chu 25. Muslim Filipinos Miriam Coronel-Ferrer 26. Indigenous peoples Ruth Lusterio-Rico 27. Catholic Church Coeli Barry 28. Populist religions Juergen Rueland 29. Culture and customs Paul A. Rodell 30. Natural disasters and society Greg Bankoff 31. Communist Party/New People's Army Rosanne Rutten 32. Social Democrats Meynardo Mendoza Part 4: Economy 33. The Philippine economy Hal Hill 34. Recent economic policy Cayetano Paderanga 35. Political economy of development Eric Batalla 36. International political economy Amado Mendoza 37. Economic nationalism Yusuke Takagi 38. New economic oligarchy Toinette Raquiza 39. Economics and Environmental sustainability Ian Coxhead 40. Middle class Temario Riveria 41. Peasantry Eduardo Tadem 42. Anti-poverty programmes and industrial policy Marivic Raquiza 43. Land reform James Putzel 44. Capital flight Edsel Beja Jr. Part 5: Foreign Relations 45. Territorial disputes Howard Loewen 46. Philippine-US relations Benjamin Muego 47. Philippine-China relations Rene de Castro 48. Philippine-Japan relations Dennis Trinidad 49. Philippine-European relations Alfredo Robles 50. ASEAN Integration Herman Kraft 51. Diaspora, foreign policy and development David Camroux 52. Insurgency and third-party mediation in the Mindanao Conflict and Communist Insurgency Bruce E. Barnes
Reviewer: Caleb Simmons
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