The anti-development state : the political economy of permanent crisis in the Philippines


The anti-development state : the political economy of permanent crisis in the Philippines

Walden Bello ; co-authors, Marissa de Guzman, Mary Lou Malig, Herbert Docena

Zed Books, 2005

International ed

  • : hb
  • : pbk

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Originally published: Diliman, Quezon City : Dept. of Sociology, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines Diliman and Focus on the Global South, 2004

Includes index



Seven million Filipinos live or work abroad. One in five wants to emigrate. What has gone wrong in the 20 years since the popular ousting of President Marcos? In this analysis of the roots of failure, Walden Bello shows how the political system remains dominated by a competitive elite who oppose any significant attempts to address the country's huge social inequalities. He pinpoints the unravelling of land reform, the overwhelming power of private interests, the foreign debt service burden, WTO pressure to adopt free market policies, and how sustainable and environmentally friendly development has been consistently undermined by structural adjustment. The way out, he argues, is through the wholesale overhaul of the system of governance, leading to a new development strategy based on more, not less, state intervention, the domestic market as the driver of growth, and working together with other countries in the South.


  • Introduction: Requiem for the EDSA System? 1. The Political Economy of Permanent Crisis 2. Agrarian Reform: The Promise and the Reality 3. The Neoliberal Revolution and the Asian Financial Crisis 4. Multilateral Punishment
  • The Philippines in the WTO, 1995-2003 5. The Panacea of Privatization 6. Unsustainable Development 7. Corruption and Poverty: Barking up the Wrong Tree? Conclusion

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