How is globalization killing Filipino culture


More than three decades after the fall of the Marcos dictatorship, there is still no peace on the 7,107 islands. Reforms are hardly moving, and poverty and social injustice are on the rise. Machismo and “traditional politicians” continue to do mischief. Since President Rodrigo R. Duterte took office in the summer of 2016, society has been more divided than ever, and human rights are of secondary importance to him. The head of state publicly and unabashedly denounces national and international human rights lawyers as “stupid idiots” and “sons of whores”. Nevertheless, the people of the Philippines are said to be among the happiest people in the world with one of the most active civil societies. A contradiction? One of many that makes the country exciting and what makes you upset.

This manual has now been published in its sixth and completely revised and expanded edition
provides deep insights into the past and present, the country and its people. It condenses the information and discussions on central socio-political problem areas in numerous contributions - on agriculture and land reform, on labor migration and social security, on the effects of globalization and privatization, on education, health and gender, on the economy, politics, culture, ecology, civil society and much more.
Written by long-time Philippine connoisseurs and Filipino authors, the book comprehensively outlines the worlds of life and political conflicts in this Southeast Asian country and also provides information on all topics for in-depth reading.

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