The Anti-Development State: The Political Economy of Permanent Crisis in the Philippines

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Oktober 2005



Seven million Filipinos live or work abroad. One in five wants to emigrate. What has gone wrong in the 20 years since the popular ousting of President Marcos? In this analysis of the roots of failure, Walden Bello shows how the political system remains dominated by a competitive elite who oppose any significant attempts to address the country's huge social inequalities. The way out, he argues, is through the wholesale overhaul of the system of governance, leading to a new development strategy based on more, not less, state intervention, the domestic market as the driver of growth, and working together with other countries in the South.


Introduction: Requiem for the EDSA System? 1. The Political Economy of Permanent Crisis 2. Agrarian Reform: The Promise and the Reality 3. The Neoliberal Revolution and the Asian Financial Crisis 4. Multilateral Punishment; The Philippines in the WTO, 1995-2003 5. The Panacea of Privatization 6. Unsustainable Development 7. Corruption and Poverty: Barking up the Wrong Tree? Conclusion


Walden Bello is the founding director of Focus on the Global South, a policy research institute based in Bangkok, Thailand. He is a leading independent critic in the South of current global economic arrangements. He is the author of numerous books, including Deglobalization (Zed Books, Global Issues series, 2002).
EAN: 9781842776308
ISBN: 1842776304
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2005
Seitenanzahl: 360 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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