Herman Kraft on Prospects for Liberal Democracy under Marcos

What will be the position of the Philippines in Southeast Asia under a Marcos presidency? Don’t miss the live chat on Thursday, June 9!

MANILA, Philippines – Thirty-six years after dictator Ferdinand Marcos was ousted from power and forced into exile, Filipinos have overwhelmingly elected his son and namesake as the 17th President of the Philippines in the 2022 elections.

The return to Malacañang of the Marcos family has raised fears for the state of democracy in the country. Their father’s reign, after all, was marked by violence and attacks on dissent, for which the family has yet to issue an apology.

On Thursday, June 9, Rappler editor Marites Vitug speaks with political scientist Herman Kraft about the prospects for liberal democracy in the Philippines, as well as the country’s position in Southeast Asia, under the presidency. from Marcos.

Kraft is a professor and current chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman. He is also responsible for the strategic studies program at UP’s Center for Integrated and Development Studies.

What paved the way for another Marcos president? How has liberal democracy failed in recent decades? Follow the live chat on Thursday! – Rappler.com