Foundations of the Modern Philippine State

Foundations of the Modern Philippine State

Imperial Rule and the American Constitutional Tradition in the Philippine Islands, 1898-1935

Castaneda, Dr. Anna Leah Fidelis T.

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

Examining American colonial constitutionalism, this book yields insights for legal historians, comparativists, post-colonial scholars, and Southeast Asia specialists. Its focus on the use of American political models in Philippine colonial state-building and development will resonate with law and development scholars and political scientists specializing in American political development.
Introduction; 1. Republican means, imperial ends: American empire and the rule of law; 2. American theory, Spanish structure, and Ilustrado capacity: inventing the Filipino people, constructing the American colonial state; 3. Foreign in a domestic sense: organic sovereignty, unincorporated territories, and the insular doctrine; 4. Sovereign but not popular: Colonial Leviathan, inherent power, and plenary authority; 5. Progressive interventions, parchment barriers: civilizing mission, colonial development, and constitutional limitations; 6. Popular but not sovereign: colonial democracy and the rise of the Philippine Assembly; 7. American vessels, Filipino spirit: Filipinizing the government of the Philippine Islands; 8. Filipinizing the public: the business of government and the government in business; 9. Progressivism, populism, and the public interest: restoring Taft era and the Cabinet Crisis of 1923; 10. Colonial conflict, constitutional categories: constitutional Imperialism and the Board of Control Cases; 11. From 'is' to 'ought': constitutionalizing colonial legacies; Conclusion.
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