Capital, Coercion, and Crime: Bossism in the Philippines

Capital, Coercion, and Crime: Bossism in the Philippines

by John Sidel
     
 

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Drawing on in-depth research in the Philippines, this book reveals how local forms of political and economic monopoly may thrive under conditions of democracy and capitalist development.See more details below

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Drawing on in-depth research in the Philippines, this book reveals how local forms of political and economic monopoly may thrive under conditions of democracy and capitalist development.

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804737463
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Series:
Contemporary Issues in Asia and Pacific Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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