Philippines. Capital, Coercion, and Crime: Bossism in the Philippines, by. John T. Sidel. California: Stanford University Press, xii + US$, cloth. Capital, Coercion, and Crime: Bossism in the Philippines, by John T. Sidel, Stanford: Stanford University Press, East-West Center Series on Contemporary. Capital, coercion, and crime: bossism in the Philippines This book focuses on local bossism, a common political phenomenon where local.
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Social Science Research on Sout heast A sia 5: Stanford University Press, References to this book Everyday Politics in the Philippines: The author, by contrast, argues that the roots of bossism in the Philippines lie in the inauguration of formal democratic institutions at a relatively early stage of capitalist development.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index. Capital, coercion, and crime: But, seen from a comparative perspective, it is clear that electoral democracy and bossism go hand-in-hand. Portrayals of a “weak state” captured by a landed oligarchy have similarly neglected the enduring institutional legacies of American colonial rule and the importance of state resources for the accumulation of wealth and power in the Philippines.
In the case of the Philippines, it is clear that certain cultural factors configure social and political relations between bosses and their supporters, as well as within a given network of bosses.
Nielsen Book Data The comparative examples presented in the final chapter do not conclusively reinforce his assertions, nor do they show that an alternative institutional apparatus or sequence of political and economic developments would have prevented the emergence of bosses.
However, Filipino voters, with their indigenous cultural constructs, remain the most important locus for change, as it is they who must evaluate and deconstruct this state apparatus in order to effectively contradict, destabilize, and subvert the institution of bossism.
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Bossism in the Philippines, by John T. Secret Trades, Porous Borders: In sum, Capital, Coercion, and Crime provides a comparative historical analysis of bossism, drawing conclusions of great philoppines not only to scholars of Southeast Asia but to students of comparative politics as well.
Capital, Coercion, and Crime: Bossism in the Philippines | John T. Sidel
However, with the demise of parliamentary rule and the onset of martial law inand the inception of military rule ina centralized bureaucratic state emerged to subordinate local aristocracies, magnates, and gangsters alike [ And though he does not mention it explicitly, Sidel is obviously troubled by this phenomenon, as are most Filipinos at home and abroad.
Local bossism flourished in Burma during the early postindependence period of parliamentary rule, but faded at least in Burma proper with the imposition of capiyal military rule in Class and Status Relations in a The contrast between single-generation gangster politicians in Cavite and enduring commercial dynasties in Cebu reveals variation in the forms of bossism that reflect variations in the local political economies of the two provinces.
The small-town dynasties of Cebu– 5. Without acknowledging the local cultural context in which a state apparatus operates, the explanatory power of any political theory will be severely limited. Bossism and State Formation. Probing beneath the superficialities of election rituals, Sidel discovers the dynamics of a political-economic process of systemic coercion and corruption that may trouble the democratic transition bosdism many newer nations and regies for decades to come.
Government Asia Centre International Relations. This book focuses on local bossism, a common political phenomenon where local power brokers achieve monopolistic control over an area’s coercive and economic resources.
The book elaborates these arguments through case studies of bosses in two Philippine provinces, Cavite and Cebu. Portrayals of a weak state bpssism by a landed oligarchy have similarly neglected the enduring institutional legacies of American colonial rule and the importance of state resources for the accumulation of wealth and power in the Philippines. This book focuses on local bossism, a common political phenomenon where local power brokers achieve monopolistic control over an area’s coercive philipipnes economic resources.
A highly centralized state apparatus composed entirely of un-elected persons hardly seems democratic. For many years, the entrenchment of numerous provincial warlords and political clans has made the Philippines a striking case of local bossism.
From the Philippine examples, we see that philippinez seemingly untouchable bosses will fall though sometimes only temporarily when they lose an election. More in Politics—Comparative and International Politics. Skip to search Skip to main content. By Oona Thommes Paredes The Philippines, as a Third-World, post-colonial nation, has its philippinfs of fairly serious political, economic, and social problems.
The district-level dynasties of Cebu– 6. Skip to main content. These contradictions have encouraged bossism in the Philippines, as well an in other countries. Bossism in the Philippines. Help Center Find new research papers in: Other editions – View all Capital, Coercion, and Crime: For many years, the entrenchment of numerous provincial warlords and political clans has made the Philippines a striking case of local bossism.
Yet writings on Filipino political bossusm and patron-client relations have ignored the role of coercion in shaping electoral competition and social relations. McCoy, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The book elaborates these arguments through case studies of bosses in two Philippine provinces, Cavite and Cebu.
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