Duterte’s illiberal democracy and perilous presidential system

Published: 16/04/2018
Duterte’s illiberal democracy and perilous presidential system
Source: WWW.EASTASIAFORUM.ORG

Author: Mark R Thompson, City University of Hong Kong Controversial ‘strongman’ President Rodrigo Duterte seems to expose the precariousness of democracy and liberal institutions in the Philippines. The structural hazard of presidential systems, according to some, is competing claims to legitimacy between the chief executive and the legislature. But examples from Southeast Asia show it […]

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