Technocracy and the Peasantry: Martial Law Development Paradigms and Philippine Agrarian Reform

  title={Technocracy and the Peasantry: Martial Law Development Paradigms and Philippine Agrarian Reform},
  author={Eduardo Climaco Tadem},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Asia},
  pages={394 - 418}
  • E. Tadem
  • Published 3 July 2015
  • Economics
  • Journal of Contemporary Asia
Abstract During the martial law regime of Ferdinand Marcos (1972–86), Filipino technocrats played a major role in conceptualising and implementing development programmes, one of which was agrarian reform – billed as the “cornerstone” of a “New Society.” But for all its vaunted expertise, the Philippine technocracy failed to assure the success of land reform and may have even contributed to its dearth of accomplishment after 14 years of lacklustre implementation. This failure can be traced to… 
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