The only book length study to cover the Philippines after Marco's downfall, this key title thematically explores issues affecting this fascinating country, throughout the last century. Appealing to both the academic and non academic reader, topics covered include:national level electoral politicseconomic growththe Philippine Chineselaw and orderoppositionthe Leftlocal and ethnic politics.
Table of Contents
Series editor's preface ix
List of abbreviations xiii
Introduction 1 (12)
Trasformismo and Philippine democracy 13 (23)
Morbid symptoms and political violence in the 36 (29)
`Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown' 65 (23)
The Last Hurrah revisited 88 (30)
Malling Manila: images of a city, fragments 118 (22)
of a century
From Pugad Lawin to Pugad Baboy: the making 140 (26)
of the `new native'
The Sulu zone revisited: the Philippines in 166 (17)
Bibliography 183 (16)