Ferdinand Marcos And The Philippines

Ferdinand Marcos And The Philippines

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by Alberta F. Celoza
     
 

ISBN-10: 027594137X

ISBN-13: 9780275941376

Pub. Date: 11/30/1997

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Ferdinand Marcos came to power in the Philippines in a coup détat in 1972 and ruled absolutely, in the name of order, until his dramatic overthrow in February of 1986. This study examines how the authoritarian regime of Marcos remained in power, sometimes in the face of massive opposition, for 14 years. Repressive regimes may seem undesirable, but they are

Overview

Ferdinand Marcos came to power in the Philippines in a coup détat in 1972 and ruled absolutely, in the name of order, until his dramatic overthrow in February of 1986. This study examines how the authoritarian regime of Marcos remained in power, sometimes in the face of massive opposition, for 14 years. Repressive regimes may seem undesirable, but they are often able to elicit the support of significant sectors of society. Marcos was able to maintain authoritarian rule through the support of bureaucrats, businessmen, and the military—all with the assistance of the United States government. He maintained this network of support through a patron-client system with a centralized bureaucracy as its power and resource base. In order to reward his supporters, he expanded the authority of government. But to minimize the political cost of expansion, he maintained the legal and constitutional forms of democracy. The Philippine experience in despotism is not unique; many Third World countries are under authoritarian rule. This subtle and nuanced analysis, therefore, provides an examination of the levers of power available to absolute rulers, to better understand the political economy of authoritarianism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275941376
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

A Nation Divided

Martial Law and Regime Legitimation

A Complete Government Takeover

The Authoritarian Regime's Network of Support

The Decline and Fall of the Dictatorship

Epilogue: The Philippines: 1986-1996

Bibliography

Index

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Ferdinand Edralin Marcos was the best president the Philippines ever had.Our future & hopes now rest with Imee Marcos.Only if she would consider running for president in 2010. God bless us all!