Democratic ‘empowerment’ and democratisation of politics: Radical popular movements and the May 1992 Philippine elections

@article{Trnquist1993DemocraticA,
  title={Democratic ‘empowerment’ and democratisation of politics: Radical popular movements and the May 1992 Philippine elections},
  author={Olle T{\"o}rnquist},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  year={1993},
  volume={14},
  pages={485-515}
}
  • Olle Törnquist
  • Published 1993
  • Political Science
  • Third World Quarterly
  • Why is it that struggles for freedom, civil rights and democracy become increasingly important in the third world and not least in the Far East? Recently, when Bangkok was paralysed by huge protests against military predominance, most analysts maintained that previous disturbances in the area were usually due to peasant-based attempts at real revolutions. But later on, they said, it was rather capitalism that gained strength. The societies were "modernised". A new and increasingly broad middle… CONTINUE READING
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