[Visitor’s Voice] A new interview is published: Mark Richard Thompson “Democratic Backsliding, Opposition Pushback and Political Cycles in Philippine History”
An interview of our Visiting Research Scholar Mark Richard Thompson was added to the visitor’s voice series.
Reserach Area: Philippine populism and democratic backsliding, presidentialism and democracy, opposition to autocratization, authoritarian learning
Interview with Mark Richard Thompson: Democratic Backsliding, Opposition Pushback and Political Cycles in Philippine History
“My undergraduate roommate at Brown University was Filipino and he encouraged me to study in the Philippines which I did by enrolling in a master’s program at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman courtesy of Rotary Foundation Scholarship. It was just after the Aquino assassination and shortly before the fall of Marcos, Sr. – needless to say a very interesting time politically…”