Organizing for Democracy: NGOs, Civil Society, and the Philippine State

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ISBN-13: 9780824819477
Published: May 1998
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ISBN-13: 9780824820435
Published: May 1998

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  • About the Book
  • The number, variety, and political prominence of non-governmental organization in the Philippines present a unique opportunity to study citizen activism. Nearly 60,000 in number by some estimates, grassroots and support organizations promote the interests of farmers, the urban poor, women, and indigenous peoples. They provide an avenue for political participation and a mechanism, unequaled elsewhere in Southeast Asia, for redressing the inequities of society. Organizing for Democracy brings together the most recent research on these organizations and their programs in the first book addressing the political significance of NGOs in the Philippines.