Anarchy of Families: State and Family in the Philippines



Author: Alfred W. McCoy

Winner of National Book Award for Social Sciences, this pioneering volume reveals how the power of the country's family-based oligarchy both derives form and contributes to a weak Philippine state. From provincial warlords to modern managers, prominent Filipino leaders have fused family, and business to compromise public institutions and amass private wealth--a historic pattern that persists to the present.

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