To understand the rise and fall of the Estrada presidency, it is not enough to focus on the ‘personalistic’ leadership style for which Estrada was notorious. We must also look at the nature of coalition politics itself and how it will affect governing in the Philippines in the new century.
Coalition Politics in the Philippines
Patricio N. Abinales is an associate professor of Southeast Asian studies at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan, and a member of the Southeast Asia editorial board of Critical Asian Studies. He is the author of Making Mindanao: Cotabato and Davao in the Formation of the Philippine Nation-State (Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2000).
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Patricio N. Abinales; Coalition Politics in the Philippines. Current History 1 April 2001; 100 (645): 154–161. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2001.100.645.154
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