The Crisis of Redemocratization

Alexander R. Magno


The most likely scenario in the immediate post-Marcos period shall consist of minor autocracies of military and technocratic content occurring in quick succession. Each failing to consolidate the sufficient volume of consensus required to approximate the political divisiveness of the Marcos regime in the few years succeeding 1972; each forced to rely on the political repression that proves self-destructive as such rapidly erodes legitimacy; each captive to factional turmoil as it tries to consolidate in the midst of massive economic dislocation and great popular impatience.

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