Capital, Coercion, and Crime: Bossism in the Philippines

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“This book is certainly a contribution to the literature on Philippine politics, comparative politics, and state-society relations. It builds on, while going significantly beyond, what other scholars have done and lays out a reasoned argument that future scholarship will have to engage about how public offices are won and lost and for whose benefit.”—The Journal of Asian Studies
“...Sidel has written a superb and pioneering analysis that defines the future course for studies of...
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“This book is certainly a contribution to the literature on Philippine politics, comparative politics, and state-society relations. It builds on, while going significantly beyond, what other scholars have done and lays out a reasoned argument that future scholarship will have to engage about how public offices are won and lost and for whose benefit.”—The Journal of Asian Studies
“...Sidel has written a superb and pioneering analysis that defines the future course for studies of local elites—not only in the Philippines but elsewhere as well.”—Paul D. Hutchcroft, University of Wisconsin, Madison
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"This book is certainly a contribution to the literature on Philippine politics, comparative politics, and state-society relations. It builds on, while going significantly beyond, what other scholars have done and lays out a reasoned argument that future scholarship will have to engage about how public offices are won and lost and for whose benefit."—The Journal of Asian Studies

"...Sidel has written a superb and pioneering analysis that defines the future course for studies of local elites—not only in the Philippines but elsewhere as well."—Paul D. Hutchcroft, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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This book considers local bossism, a political phenomenon where local power brokers achieve monopolistic control over an area's coercive and economic resources. Sidel (South East Asia politics, University of London) argues that the roots of bossism in the Philippines lie in the inauguration of formal democratic institutions at an early stage of capitalist development; the state's central role in capital accumulation provides the basis for local economic empires and political machines. The book elaborates this argument with studies of two Philippine provinces, Cavite and Cebu. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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John T. Sidel is Lecturer in South East Asia Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
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Table of Contents

1. Bossism and State Formation in the Philippines 1
2. Small-Town Bosses: The Mafia-Style Mayors of Cavite 23
3. The Provincial Warlords of Cavite, 1896-1995 51
4. The Small-Town Dynasties of Cebu 81
5. The District-Level Dynasties of Cebu 101
6. A Provincial Dynasty: The Osmenas of Cebu City 124
7. Bossism in Comparative Perspective 140
Notes 155
Bibliography 195
Index 215
Series List 227
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