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High-level Political Appointments in the Philippines : Patronage, Emotion and Democracy (Reprint)

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This book questions the belief that patronage explains poor governance and weak organizations. Its focus is on high-level political appointees in the Philippines, but its implications for development processes and policy are far-reaching. Patronage stimulates the emergence of democracy and welfare, and constitutes formal organizations. So intimately connected is it with the health of democracy and effective organizations that attempts to eradicate patronage only harm social, organizational and democratic life. In developed societies this has meant a growing Puritanism interspersed with bouts of corruption and moral panic; and, as they seek to maintain effective organizations and vibrant democracies, a mounting desire to project their own anxieties and imperfections onto developing countries.

Edition: Reprint
Genre: Political Science, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, Psychology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Textstream
Author: Rupert Hodder
Language: English
Street Date: October 7, 2016
TCIN: 51776718
UPC: 9789811011702
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-9568

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