The Contested State: American Foreign Policy and Regime in the Philippines

The Contested State: American Foreign Policy and Regime in the Philippines

by Amy Blitz

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From a scholar's first-hand account of the fall of Marcos comes The Contested State, an inquiry into the international causes and consequences of civil war, the different types of regimes that emerge from such conflict, and the implications for American foreign policy. Tracing the battle for control of the Philippines back to the Spanish era, The Contested State presents a historical, transnational picture of regime change, offering insights into the broader transnational issues that are increasingly important in an ever more globalized world.

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ISBN-13: 9780847699346
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/28/2000
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Amy Blitz is director of media development for entrepreneurial studies at Harvard Business School.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Sword and the Cross: Spanish Foundations of U.S. Colonialism Chapter 2 Conquest and Coercion: Early U.S. Colonialism, 1899-1916 Chapter 3 Colonialism Amid Crises: The Road to Independent Democracy, 1917-1946 Chapter 4 The Transition to "One-Man Democracy," 1946-1972 Chapter 5 "Salvaging" Democracy: The Impact of Authoritarian Rule, 1972-1983 Chapter 6 People Power: The Transition from Marcos to Aquino, 1983-1986 Chapter 7 The Contested State: Transnational Sources of Regime Change

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