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The Resource In the Name of Civil Society : From Free Election Movements to People Power in the Philippines, Eva-Lotta Hedman

In the Name of Civil Society : From Free Election Movements to People Power in the Philippines, Eva-Lotta Hedman

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In the Name of Civil Society : From Free Election Movements to People Power in the Philippines
Title
In the Name of Civil Society
Title remainder
From Free Election Movements to People Power in the Philippines
Statement of responsibility
Eva-Lotta Hedman
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the Name of Civil Society examines Philippine politics in a highly original and provocative way. Hedman's detailed analysis shows how dominant elites in the Philippines shore up the structures of liberal democracy in order to ensure their continued hegemony over Philippine society. This book will be of interest to everyone concerned with civil society and the processes of democratization and democracy in capitalist societies." --Paul D. Hutchcroft, University of Wisconsin, MadisonWhat is the politics of civil society? Focusing on the Philippines--home to the mother of all election-watch movements, the original People Power revolt, and one of the largest and most diverse NGO populations in the world--Eva-Lotta Hedman offers a critique that goes against the grain of much other current scholarship. Her highly original work challenges celebratory and universalist accounts that tend to reify "civil society" as a unified and coherent entity, and to ascribe a single meaning and automatic trajectory to its role in democratization. She shows how mobilization in the name of civil society is contingent on the intercession of citizens and performative displays of citizenship--as opposed to other appeals and articulations of identity, such as class. In short, Hedman argues, the very definitions of "civil" and "society" are at stake. Based on extensive research spanning the course of a decade (1991-2001), this study offers a powerful analysis of Philippine politics and society inspired by the writings of Antonio Gramsci. It draws on a rich collection of sources from archives, interviews, newspapers, and participant-observation. It identifies a cycle of recurring "crises of authority," involving mounting threats--from above and below--to oligarchical democracy in the Philippines. Tracing the trajectory of Gramscian "dominant bloc" of social forces, Hedman shows how each such crisis in the Philippines promotes a countermobilization by the "intellectuals" of the dominant bloc: the capitalist class, the Catholic Church, and the U.S. government. In documenting the capacity of so-called "secondary associations" (business, lay, professional) to project moral and intellectual leadership in each of these crises, this study sheds new light on the forces and dynamics of change and continuity in Philippine politics and society
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DEGRU
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Hedman, Eva-Lotta
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other
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Political participation
  • Political culture
  • Civil society
  • Philippines
  • HISTORY / Asia / Southeast Asia
  • Civil society
  • Political culture
  • Political participation
  • Politics and government
  • Philippines
Target audience
specialized
Label
In the Name of Civil Society : From Free Election Movements to People Power in the Philippines, Eva-Lotta Hedman
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Publication
Copyright
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Volunteers of the Nation and the Empire of Civil Society: NAMFREL in the 1980s
  • 6. Mapping the Movement: NAMFREL 1986 in Six Provincial Cities and Towns
  • 7. Watching theWatchers: The Spectacle of Civil Society
  • 8. From Free Election Movements to People Power: Civil Society Revisited
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of Acronyms
  • 1. In the Name of Civil Society
  • 2. Transformism, Crises of Authority, and the Dominant Bloc in the Philippines
  • 3. Veterans of War and Civic Action: NAMFREL in the 1950s
  • 4. Bishops, Businessmen, and Moral Leadership: CNEA and OQC in the 1960s
Control code
on1013939309
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824845469
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824845469
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22573/ctt225s9gb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013939309
Label
In the Name of Civil Society : From Free Election Movements to People Power in the Philippines, Eva-Lotta Hedman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Volunteers of the Nation and the Empire of Civil Society: NAMFREL in the 1980s
  • 6. Mapping the Movement: NAMFREL 1986 in Six Provincial Cities and Towns
  • 7. Watching theWatchers: The Spectacle of Civil Society
  • 8. From Free Election Movements to People Power: Civil Society Revisited
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of Acronyms
  • 1. In the Name of Civil Society
  • 2. Transformism, Crises of Authority, and the Dominant Bloc in the Philippines
  • 3. Veterans of War and Civic Action: NAMFREL in the 1950s
  • 4. Bishops, Businessmen, and Moral Leadership: CNEA and OQC in the 1960s
Control code
on1013939309
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824845469
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824845469
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225s9gb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013939309

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