Flirting with Authoritarian Fantasies? Rodrigo Duterte and the New Terms of Philippine Populism

Volume: 47, Issue: 1, Pages: 142 - 153
Published: Oct 18, 2016
Abstract
This commentary aims to take stock of the 2016 presidential elections in the Philippines that led to the landslide victory of the controversial Rodrigo Duterte. It argues that part of Duterte’s electoral success is hinged on his effective deployment of the populist style. Although populism is not new to the Philippines, Duterte exhibits features of contemporary populism that are befitting of an age of communicative abundance. This commentary...
Paper Details
Title
Flirting with Authoritarian Fantasies? Rodrigo Duterte and the New Terms of Philippine Populism
Published Date
Oct 18, 2016
Volume
47
Issue
1
Pages
142 - 153
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