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Modernizations and Its Discontents

  • Richard Javad HeydarianEmail author
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Abstract

It discusses the unlikely electoral success of Rodrigo Duterte, a provincial mayor with limited resources, who astutely tapped into widespread grievance among a disillusioned electorate, which was fed up with broken promises of the liberal oligarchy. Drawing on the works of Hannah Arendt, Karl Polanyi, and Samuel Huntington, among other leading thinkers, it analyzes how Duterte’s brand of right-wing populism—dubbed as “Dutertismo”—gained traction in a booming economy like the Philippines. The chapter places the rise of Duterte within a broader wave of populist ascendancy across Asia and beyond, as the liberal establishment failed to inspire public support and cope with new challenges of globalization.

Keywords

Grievance politics Populism Hannah Arendt Samuel Huntington Karl Polanyi 

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  1. 1.New Manila, Quezon CityPhilippines

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