Inequality in democracy: Insights from an empirical analysis of political dynasties in the 15th Philippine Congress

@article{Mendoza2012InequalityID,
  title={Inequality in democracy: Insights from an empirical analysis of political dynasties in the 15th Philippine Congress},
  author={Ronald Umali Mendoza and Edsel L. Beja and Victor S. Venida and David Barua Yap},
  journal={Philippine Political Science Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={33},
  pages={132 - 145}
}
This article presents metrics to estimate the size of political dynasties in the 15th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines and analyze the relationship between political dynasty and socio-economic outcomes. Results show that political dynasties comprise 70% of jurisdiction-based legislators in the current Congress. They possess higher net worth and win elections by larger margins of victory compared to those not belonging to political dynasties. Jurisdictions of political dynasties are… 

Political Dynasties and Poverty : Illustration of Measurement and Initial Evidence of Linkages in the Philippines

A political dynasty emerges when an incumbent elected official has at least one relative in elected office in the past or the present government. In the Philippines, for example, political dynasties

Political dynasties and poverty: measurement and evidence of linkages in the Philippines

Abstract Political dynasty refers to a situation in which an incumbent official has at least one relative in elected office in the past or the present government. In the Philippines, for example,

Dynastic Politicians: Theory and Evidence from Japan

Abstract Dynastic politicians, defined as those whose family members have also served in the same position in the past, occupy a sizable portion of offices in many parts of the world. We develop a

The Effect of Political Dynasties on Effective Democratic Governance: Evidence From the Philippines

What is the effect of political dynasties on effective governance? To determine whether dynastic presence has a positive or detrimental effect on good governance, we examined the Philippine House of

Political dynasties and poverty: Resolving the “chicken or the egg” question

Political dynasties—members of the same family occupying elected positions sequentially for the same position or simultaneously across different positions—have become a common feature in many

Political and Economic Inequality: Insights from Philippine Data on Political Dynasties

There is an extensive empirical literature on economic inequality, yet few studies examine its political underpinnings. This paper contributes to the nascent literature in this area by developing and

Will Access to Information on Political Dynasties Alter Voting Behavior? Evidence From a Philippine Youth Voting Experiment

Many young democracies are characterized by the proliferation of political dynasties, i.e. elected politicians from the same clan spanning across time and across different elected positions. In the

Gender, Political Dynasties, and Committee Assignments: Evidence From Indonesia

The persistence of political dynasties in developed and developing countries has been an interesting puzzle as democracy does not automatically obliterate the domination of familial ties in

Political Dynasties in Thailand: The Recent Picture after the 2011 General Election

Abstract This article seeks to understand the patterns of family-based politics in Thailand’s 2011 House of Representatives election. The key question is whether the political dynasty, a sequence of

Philippines: People Power and Defective Elite Democracy

Despite the 30 years of democratic politics following the People’s Power Revolution in 1986, the political system of the Philippines remains a highly defective democracy. There are regular and
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 36 REFERENCES

The Causes of Political Dynasties in Democratic Countries

Political dynasties are present all around the world, even in democratic countries. The mere existence of political dynasties, however, not necessarily reflects imperfections in democratic

Political Reform and Elite Persistence: Term Limits and Political Dynasties in the Philippines

Research in political economy emphasizes the tendency of elites to persist and reproduce their power over time, potentially undermining the eectiveness of institutional reforms. One particular form

Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy

This book develops a framework for analyzing the creation and consolidation of democracy. Different social groups prefer different political institutions because of the way they allocate political

Strong Demands and Weak Institutions: The Origins and Evolution of the Democratic Deficit in the Philippines

No country in Asia has more experience with democratic institutions than the Philippines. Over more than a century—from the representational structures of the Malolos republic of 1898 to the

Philippine politics in Town, District, and Province: Bossism in Cavite and Cebu

  • J. Sidel
  • Political Science
    The Journal of Asian Studies
  • 1997
Accounts of the various local, congressional, and national elections held in the Philippines since 1986 have highlighted three enduring features of Philippine democracy in the post-Marcos era. First

Manufacturing Parties

In this article we reassess the thesis of Lipset and Rokkan in a non-European context and thereby seek to contribute to the understanding of the relationship between social divisions and party

Income Inequality, Democracy, and Public Sector Size

This study synthesizes and tests explanations of how public sector size and democracy affect income inequality. The results, based on unbalanced panel data for 64 developing and developed countries

Is Local Development Good Politics? Local Development Expenditures and the Re-Election of Governors in the Philippines in the 1990s

Abstract Are incumbent governors who put more weight on development spending likely to be re-elected? To answer this question, an economic model of a re-electionist local chief executive is

Comparative Democracy and Income Distribution: Shape and Direction of the Causal Arrow

Few research studies examine the effect of income distribution on democracy cross-nationally in a simultaneous equation environment (with democracy also influencing income distribution). The most

Democracy, Government Spending, and Economic Growth: A Political-Economic Explanation of the Barro-Effect

The paper develops a political economicargument for the recently observed inverseu-shaped relation between the level ofdemocracy and economic performance. A modelis constructed that shows why and