Democracy and Development

  • W. Scott Thompson


In the wave of third world democracy-building during the 1980s, the restoration of democratic hopes in the Philippines stands out, thanks to the depravity of the old order and the clarity of the democratic hopes of the new middle and upper-middle-class elite that brought Corazon Aquino to power.


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    Larry Diamond, “Introduction: Persistence, Erosion, Breakdown, and Renewal,” in Larry Diamond, Juan J. Linz, and Seymour Martin Lipset, Democracy in Developing Countries, Vol. 3, Asia (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1989), p. 16.Google Scholar
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    Paul Hutchcroft, “Oligarchs and Cronies in the Philippine State: The Politics of Patrimonial Plunder,” World Politics 43 (April 1991), pg. 414–450.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Cited as interview with Clad, in Lucy Komisar, Corazon Aquino: The Story of a Revolution (New York: George Braziller, 1988), p. 241, and interview by author with Clad, Washington, D.C., 1989.Google Scholar

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© W. Scott Thompson 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Scott Thompson
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  1. 1.Fletcher School of Law and DiplomacyUSA

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