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Philippine Politics and the Marcos Technocrats: The Emergence and Evolution of a Power Elite

Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem

2019

Philippine Politics and the Marcos Technocrats: The Emergence and Evolution of a Power Elite

Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem

Teresa Tadem’s book historicizes the rise of technocrats in President Ferdinand E. Marcos’ government during the pre-Martial Law years and their crucial roles in sustaining the regime during the Martial Law period. Tadem looks at the background of these technocrats and the conditions which made them prominent in their respective fields, thereby catapulting them into service under Marcos’ government. The book illustrates the dynamic relationship between technocracy and key government instrumentalities crucial for policy-making in the context of the Marcos regime.

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Tadem, Teresa S. Philippine Politics and the Marcos Technocrats: The Emergence and Evolution of a Power Elite. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2019. [With permission from author and publisher.]

Some Are Smarter than Others: The History of Marcos’ Crony Capitalism

Ricardo Manapat

2020

Some Are Smarter than Others: The History of Marcos’ Crony Capitalism

Ricardo Manapat

Ricardo Manapat narrates in full detail the “infrastructure of plunder” that institutionalized cronyism and kleptocracy in Ferdinand E. Marcos’ government. Manapat’s research exposes how the state weaponized its political advantage in order to intervene in economic affairs which benefitted a select few within the dictator’s circle, at the expense of many Filipinos who toiled in poverty.

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Manapat, Ricardo. Some Are Smarter than Others: The History of Marcos’ Crony Capitalism. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2020.

Dictatorship and Revolution: Roots of People’s Power.

Aurora Javate de Dios, Petronilo Bn Daroy, Lorna Kalaw-Tirol (eds.)

1988

Dictatorship and Revolution: Roots of People’s Power.

Aurora Javate de Dios, Petronilo Bn Daroy, Lorna Kalaw-Tirol (eds.)

Dictatorship and Revolution is an edited volume that contains different essays which talk about the politics of the Marcos regime, the regime’s economic plunder that emboldened cronyism and kleptocracy, the excesses committed by the First Family at the expense of rising poverty and inequality, among others. The book also features essays that detail the circumstances which led to the 1986 People Power Revolution–the important personalities and the mass movement behind this peaceful uprising. What is useful in Dictatorship and Revolution are the appendices that contain a rich selection of primary sources related to the Martial Law and the 1986 People Power Revolution.

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de Dios, Aurora Javate, Petronilo Bn. Daroy, and Lorna Kalaw-Tirol (eds.). Dictatorship and Revolution: Roots of People’s Power. Manila: Conspectus, 1988.