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By Barry K. Gills,Kevin Gray

A zone of a century has now handed because the old well known rebellion that ended in the overthrow of the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship within the Philippines. The mass flow often called the "People strength Revolution" was once not just pivotal to the democratic transition in the Philippines, however it additionally grew to become an concept for next mass activities resulting in additional democratic transitions in the course of the 3rd global and within the former Communist bloc in japanese Europe and the Soviet Union. besides the fact that, the neoliberal monetary rules consequently pursued by means of newly democratic governments through the 3rd international led all however the such a lot celebratory observers to notice the limited and constrained nature of those formal political transitions. This quantity poses the query of the level to which ‘people energy’ has been in a position to play an lively function resisting neoliberalism and deepen noticeable democracy and social justice. via a sequence of case reviews of the areas and person international locations of Asia, Africa, Latin the United States and japanese Europe, the contributions within the quantity offer a brand new set of unique and in-depth severe checks of the character of the longer-term impression of the democratic transitions beginning within the Nineteen Eighties and carrying on with till the current, and wondering their influence and capability effect on human dignity, freedom, justice, and self-determination, and therefore beginning new avenues of enquiry into the way forward for democracy.

This ebook was once initially released as a unique factor of Third international Quarterly.

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