From	Aquino	II	to	Duterte	(2010–2018):	Change,	Continuity—and	Rupture

From Aquino II to Duterte (2010–2018): Change, Continuity—and Rupture

by Imelda Deinla

The Duterte administration is often considered a rupture in Philippines’ politics. Yet, how different is Duterte’s programme of change from the past governments, particularly from its predecessor, the Aquino II administration? Is there a shift in regime orientation and policy preferences from Aquino II to Duterte? What will this mean to the future direction of Philippine democracy, its economic development, peace and security, and relations with other countries? 

This volume focuses on four critical areas—politics and governance; economic governance; Mindanao peace process; and international relations—to illustrate continuities or discontinuities in policies and governance of institutions to explain the dynamics of change in the Philippines. It pays particular attention to the crucial period between Aquino II and the early years of Duterte. The reason is that Aquino II represents an important period for rebuilding and consolidating institutions of governance and accountability after two previous tumultuous administrations. Yet Aquino II also demonstrates the inherent flaws of Philippine democracy and unravels the contradictory forces vying for state power that sets the scene for Duterte’s rise. Reflecting on the crucial transition period between the two presidencies, while also providing a much-needed update on the most noteworthy policy changes since Duterte’s inauguration, the book fills an important scholarly gap in understanding Asia’s oldest and most puzzling democracy.

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Preliminary pages with Introduction
1. The Rise of Illiberal Democracy in the Philippines: Duterte’s Early Presidency
2. Finding Federalism in the Philippines: Federalism—“The Centerpiece of My Campaign”
3. On Crooked Ways and Straight Paths: Assessing Anticorruption Governance of the Arroyo
4. How Has the Economy Fared under the Duterte Administration So Far?
5. The Philippine Economy: Renewed Dynamism, Old Challenges
6. Competition Law and Policy in the Philippines: A Role in Sustained and Inclusive Economic Growth
7. Prospects for Lasting Peace in Mindanao: Peacemaking and Peacebuilding under the Aquino and Duterte Administrations
8. Prospects for the Normalization Process in the Southern Philippines: An Architecture of Uncertainty?
9. The Philippines and the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea Conflict: Challenges and Prospects for Peace, Diplomacy and External Defence Capability
10. Fall from Grace, Descent from Power? Civil Society after Philippine Democracy’s Lost Decade

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  • Number of Pages : 324
  • Publisher : ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute
  • Weight : 455g
  • Product Code : 9789814843287
  • Dimension : 152 x 229 mm

About Author

Imelda Deinla

Imelda Deinla is research fellow at the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University (ANU), and Director of the ANU Philippines Project, a policy-engaged research initiative on economics, trade, politics and governance on the Philippines.