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The Revolution Falters : The Left in Philippine Politics After 1986

The Revolution Falters : The Left in Philippine Politics After 1986
Author: 
Patricio N. Abinales , ed.
Publication Year: 
1996

A close investigation of the contemporary Philippine Left, focusing on the political challenges and dilemmas which confronted activists following the disintegration of the Marcos regime and the reestablishment of electoral democracy under Corazon Aquino.A collection of essays by Kathleen Weekley, Rosanne Rutten, Benedict J. Tria Kekvliet and many others, this is the first attempt to bring together scholars whose focus is the Philippine Left. The authors focus on such varied topics as peasant politics, urban social movements, purges and executions, and Marxist theory. Despite the martial law declared by Ferdinand Marcos, the Left grew in membership and political force and was powerful in Filipino politics before being supplanted. Although not a unified political movement, its extremism and its concern for the disenfranchised and poor give it a voice which should be both heard and critiqued. 1996. 182 pages.

ISBN (paperback): 
9780877271321
Price (paperback): 
$19.95