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The Philippine State and the Marcos Regime: The Politics of Export (Cornell Studies in Political Economy)

Hawes, Gary

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ISBN 10: 0801420121 / ISBN 13: 9780801420122
Published by Cornell Univ Pr, 1987
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0801420121 Explains the political, economic, and military crisis which the Philippine people suffered in the first half of the 1980s. Focus on the coconut, sugar, and fruit industry. 196pp. Index. 1st ed. > Language: English | > Size: 8vo | > Media/Binding: Hardcover |. Bookseller Inventory # CORV-SEA-02676

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Title: The Philippine State and the Marcos Regime: ...

Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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A political economy approach to Philippine politics that sacrifices empirical richness to theoretical neatness. Hawes sees the Marcos martial law regime (1972-86) as an effort to resolve the internal contradictions of rival "segments" of the Philippine bourgeoisie that competed to dominate the state. But instead of using agro-exports to produce industrial development, Marcos crony capitalism degenerated into massive corruption and conspicuous consumption. Hawes uses fine case studies of the coconut, sugar, and fruit products industries to illustrate the larger themes. But his neo-Marxist approach yields a mechanistic understanding of Philippine politics lacking in nuance and detail. Steven I. Levine, Sch. of International Service, American Univ., Washington, D.C.
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