A Duterte Reader: Critical Essays On Rodrigo Duterte's Early Presidency

A Duterte Reader: Critical Essays On Rodrigo Duterte's Early Presidency

With essays by leading experts in diverse fields, this book offers a penetrating portrait of a volatile administration poised between a troubled past and an uncertain future. The research is thorough; the writing eloquent; and the insights myriad. This is critical reading for anyone who wishes to understand this perplexing moment in the ever-changing, ever-fascinating politics of the Philippines.
— Alfred W. McCoy, author of In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power

This book offers timely, incisive, and well-grounded analyses of the rise of Rodrigo Duterte from child of a crisis-prone postcolony wracked by intense intra-elite electoral competition, revolutionary challenges from various sectors of society, and authoritarian rule and top-down developmentalism to long-time mayor of Davao and first Mindanaoan president of the Philippines.
— Caroline S. Hau, author of Elites and Ilustrados in Philippine Culture

The irony doesn’t escape us: A Duterte Reader packs a lot of rigorous thinking into its pages to give coherence to a man who eschews rigor and downgrades facts. Still, public intellectuals cannot shirk from their civic duty to civilize the national conversation.
— Marites D. Vitug, author of Shadow of Doubt: Probing the Supreme Court

Title:A Duterte Reader: Critical Essays On Rodrigo Duterte's Early Presidency
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9789715507936
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    A Duterte Reader: Critical Essays On Rodrigo Duterte's Early Presidency Reviews

  • Peter Immanuel

    An interesting scholarly examination of the factors that gave rise to President Duterte. The contributors to this collection of essays conduct this examination from a wide range of perspectives (e.g. ...

  • Jenny Domino

    3.5 stars- The book enriched my understanding of the rise of Duterte in the Philippines. Although the writing could have been better (ideally less pompous), I would recommend this to anyone interested...

  • Gabriela Francisco

    "Perhaps we should first ask, how can the world pay better attention? To effectively condemn, it is first important to listen."Written 6 months into the presidency, this important book is a collection...

  • Jason Friedlander

    At best it’s cautiously curious and at worst it’s plodding and bogged down by academic rhetoric, concealing often surface level investigations of the regime, as they would be given the strange not...

  • Rainier Moreno-Lacalle

    A must-read for people interested in the sweeping rise of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte. The book discussed the different portrayals of the President as a reformist, repudiator, media manipulator, fascist, po...

  • Renz Celeridad

    Paano ba dapat "basahin" ang pangulo? Sa paraan ng pagsasalita lang ba? Kilos? Pananamit? Ang simpleng pag-intindi lamang sa personalidad ng pangulo ay hindi sapat upang maunawaan kung bakit siya nalu...

  • Pierre Niyungeko

    Interesting essays on current Philippines leader Rodrigo D.; rich details provided on the Philippines history, culture, geography and politics. A good read for someone interested about Philippines on ...

  • Alyza Raine

    ang bitter ko pa rin 😭😭😭kung naborrow kita bago yung suspension edi sana binabasa na kita ngayon 😭😭...

  • Edwin B

    I bought this book at Popular Bookstore on Tomas Morato Avenue during a trip to the Philippines in September 2017, and sped read it to the finish seven months later while on a plane over the Pacific a...