Mittwoch, 29. November 2017, 16:00 - 17:45 iCal

ie.talks mit Bonn Juego

The Duterte Phenomenon and the Contradictions of an Emergent Authoritarian Populism in the Philippines


Moderation: Wolfram Schaffar (Departement of Development Studies)

Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung, Institut für Afrikawissenschaften, Uni Campus Hof 5
Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Wien


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has drawn significant international media attention since he competed and won the country’s election in 2016. Political analysts have largely associated Duterte’s rise to power with the emerging populism in the Western world, punctuated by the crises of liberal and social democracy in the US and parts of Europe. However, Duterte-style populism has its own agential, institutional, and historical-structural particularities. The lecture will sketch out key defining elements of an emergent “authoritarian populism” as a self-contradictory phenomenon in present-day Philippines whereby the contradictions themselves are the sources both of strength and weakness of the Duterte regime.

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Institut für Internationale Entwicklung


Johannes Korak
Universität Wien
Institut für Internationale Entwicklung