Moral Politics In The Philippines: Inequality, Democracy And The Urban Poor


by Wataru Kusaka

Moral Politics In The Philippines: Inequality, Democracy And The Urban Poor

Price:  US$39.60   (SGD55.00*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 344 pages
Published:  2017, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789814722384
SB#:  059871 (150)

About This Book

Moral Politics in the Philippines offers an in-depth examination of the political participation and discourse of the urban poor in Manila. After the ousting of Ferdinando Marcos in 1986, society in the Philippines fractured along socioeconomic lines. The educated middle class began to recognize themselves as moral citizens and political participants while condemning the poor as immoral "masses" who earn money illegally and support corrupt leaders. Conversely, the poor believe themselves to be morally upright and criticize the rich as arrogant oppressors. Wataru Kusaka looks at the dangers of this moralization of politics during the last several decades, and he analyzes the damaging effects it has had on democracy by excluding much of society and marginalizing the interests of those most in need of resources.


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