Two and a half years into the Duterte administration, the country is facing high inflation rates, weak political institutions, and political uncertainty. While there are efforts toward political reform as well as peaceful settlement of conflicts, the country remains divided, with no clear strategy for reforms or nation-building being offered.
The Philippines in 2018: Broken Promises, Growing Impatience
Maria Ela L. Atienza is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City. Her forthcoming book (co-authored with Pauline Eadie and May Tan-Mullins) is Urban Poverty Alleviation in the Wake of Natural Disasters: Lessons from Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) (Routledge, 2019). Email: <email@example.com>.
Maria Ela L. Atienza; The Philippines in 2018: Broken Promises, Growing Impatience. Asian Survey 1 February 2019; 59 (1): 185–192. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.185
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