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978-1-4985-3412-3 • Hardback • September 2019 • $100.00 • (£77.00)
978-1-4985-3413-0 • eBook • September 2019 • $95.00 • (£73.00)
Vicente Chua Reyes, Jr. is associate professor at the University of Nottingham.
Chapter One: The Pathological Philippine Public Administration System: Dysfunctional Bureaucracy, Systemic Corruption and Weak Rule of Law
Chapter Two: Patronage Politics and Patron-Client Ties: Interrogating Dominant Paradigms
Chapter Three: Corruption, Electoral Reforms and Wicked Problems: Assessing Automation of Elections as Electoral Engineering
Chapter Four: May 2010 Automated Elections for the Office of the President: Reformation Or Restoration?
Chapter Five: May 2010 Automated Elections for Philippine Senators: Change Or Continuity?
Chapter Six: Networks of (Dis)Trust: Theorising beyond Patronage Politics
“Going well beyond patronage and clientelism, the traditional paradigm of Philippine politics, Vicente Chua Reyes, Jr., deepens our understanding of the contested character of the country’s flawed and fragile democracy. Examining the Philippines’ very first automated national elections in 2010 and drawing from social capital theory, Reyes cogently illustrates how ‘networks of trust’ and ‘networks of distrust’ interact, overlap and compete for power among actors in electoral exercises.”
— Nathan Quimpo, University of Tsukuba