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A New Penal Populism? Rodrigo Duterte, Public Opinion, and The War On Drugs In The Philippines

Kenny, Paul; Holmes, Ronald D


Drawing on evidence from the Philippines, this paper investigates the so-called penal populism thesis. Penal populism refers to an understanding of justice in which criminal and anti-social activity should be harshly punished. The paper tests whether support for harsh penal policies, including the use of extrajudicial killings, is associated with underlying populist attitudes and preferences for charismatic leadership. Since coming to power in 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte has waged a violent...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of East Asian Studies
DOI: 10.1017/jea.2020.8


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