An Anarchy of Families
  • Release Date : 20 April 2021
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Categories : History
  • Pages : 548 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 029922984X
  • ISBN 10 : 9780299229849
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Synopsis : An Anarchy of Families written by Alfred W. McCoy, published by Univ of Wisconsin Press which was released on 20 April 2021. Download An Anarchy of Families Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Winner of the Philippine National Book Award, this pioneering volume reveals how the power of the country's family-based oligarchy both derives from and contributes to a weak Philippine state. From provincial warlords to modern managers, prominent Filipino leaders have fused family, politics, and business to compromise public institutions and amass private wealth—a historic pattern that persists to the present day. Edited by Alfred W. McCoy, An Anarchy of Families explores the pervasive influence of the modern dynasties that have led the Philippines during the past century. Exemplified by the Osmeñas and Lopezes, elite Filipino families have formed a powerful oligarchy—controlling capital, dominating national politics, and often owning the media. Beyond Manila, strong men such as Ramon Durano, Ali Dimaporo, and Justiniano Montano have used “guns, goons, and gold” to accumulate wealth and power in far-flung islands and provinces. In a new preface for this revised edition, the editor shows how this pattern of oligarchic control has continued into the twenty-first century, despite dramatic socio-economic change that has supplanted the classic “three g's” of Philippine politics with the contemporary “four c's”—continuity, Chinese, criminality, and celebrity.

The State and the Family

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
Category : Social Science
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