The Modern Principalia: The Historical Evolution of the Philippine Ruling Oligarchy
The Modern Principalia is about the Philippine ruling elite--who they are and how they evolved in history. It delves into their economic interests as well as their lifestyles, how they acquired their wealth and built a world of their own. It describes their family links and their interlocking interests with other elites and foreign partners.
The book also examines the values and behavior of the elite in politics and government, how they exploit the poverty and ignorance of the masses to win political power, and what they do with that power.
The Modern Principalia in the Postwar Setting
The Modern Principalia
and Judicial Officials 19461963
Organization and Leadership
Class and Cultural Norms in Politics
Money Goods and Services
Symbols Slogans and Practices
The Art of Wielding Power
The Formal Structure of Power
Summary and Conclusions
Appendix Selected List of Politically