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The Anti-Development State: The Political Economy of Permanent Crisis in the Philippines This Book Examines How The Political System Of The Phillippines 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 , Not Less, State Intervention, The Domestic Market As The Driver Of Growth, And Working Together With Other Countries In The South

  • Paperback
  • 360 pages
  • The Anti-Development State: The Political Economy of Permanent Crisis in the Philippines
  • Walden Bello
  • English
  • 25 October 2019
  • 1842776312

10 thoughts on “The Anti-Development State: The Political Economy of Permanent Crisis in the Philippines

  1. says:

    actually a pretty decent exposition of the structural roots of the permanent crisis the Philippines is in

  2. says:

    The authors explain the Philippines perceived failure to develop with a critique of neo liberal economic and trade policies, in particular under Fidel Ramos Specific topics covered in the book include agricultural land reforms which failed repeatedly because of landlord resistance , privatisation and corruption The chapters of the book are convincing, well researched and well written But I don t think neo liberalism is sufficient to explain the country s development challenges Other import The authors explain the Philippines perceived failure to develop with a critique of neo liberal economic and trade policies, in particular under Fidel Ramos Specific topics covered in the book include agricultural land reforms which failed repeatedly because of landlord resistance , privatisation and corruption The chapters of the book are convincing, well researched and well written But I don t think neo liberalism is sufficient to explain the country s development challenges Other important problems are not addressed the weakness of bureaucracy and the dominance of political dynasties only briefly covered in the chapter on agricultural reforms Anyway, this is still a very good book and I do recommend it

  3. says:

    While there are many good reasons to be proud of being Filipino, there remain deplorable realities happening in our society Poverty, violence and politics, among others, continue to taint our nation and identity Many have grown tired of the failed promises of elected officials saying they will make the country great Some of us have even already given up, saying wala nang pag asa ang Pilipinas with heavy sighs and downcast fists We blame corruption, we blame our kababayans for their lack o While there are many good reasons to be proud of being Filipino, there remain deplorable realities happening in our society Poverty, violence and politics, among others, continue to taint our nation and identity Many have grown tired of the failed promises of elected officials saying they will make the country great Some of us have even already given up, saying wala nang pag asa ang Pilipinas with heavy sighs and downcast fists We blame corruption, we blame our kababayans for their lack of discipline But as hopeless as it may seem, losing hope is not an option We should never stop looking for a way out of this national impasse Continue reading our post here.Please note We don t use ratings but for this purpose, we tag books with three stars by default Would like to be a reviewer contributor to Bookbed Sign up here We also accept review requests More info here.

  4. says:

    This book offers much enlightenment on the crisis the country faces today A must read for those who wish to understand the Philippine political and economic landscape I must warn, though, that the way the arguments were presented is very convincing that the readers risk getting a biased opinion I suggest that the readers must also explore similar books after reading this in order to get abalanced view.

  5. says:

    happy to be part of the writing team

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