It based its assumptions on Marxist historical viewpoints, where capitalism impinged on class and state structures and created class-based conflicts (Kimmel, 1990, p.54). From the 1980s up to the present, however, several revolutions could not be neatly aligned with class-based theories of revolutions. In Iran and Nicaragua in 1979 and in the Philippines in 1986, multi-coalitions joined forces to oust dictators, who once had America’s long-standing support (Goldstone, 2009, p.320). This essay provides an overview of the 1986 Philippine Revolution, also called People Power Revolution, or EDSA Revolution. It also discusses democratic socialism and its application, or lack thereof, on the case of the People Power Revolution. Democratic socialism partially supports class-based problems that produced wide-scale social discontent, but it disregards the religious ideology, nationalism, and culture, as critical defining features of the 1986 peaceful revolution in the Philippines. The EDSA Revolution, like other social revolutions, arose from long-standing social, political, and economic injustice in the Philippines. The Philippines had been under American rule for almost fifty years. After the U.S. granted independence to the Philippines on 4 July 1946, the latter preserved democratic through its Republic government system. ...Show more
Culture, nationalism, and multi-coalitions: Democratic socialism as a theory revolution and its application to the peaceful 1986 Philippine Revolution Name Instructor Class 30 August 2012 The 1986 Philippine Revolution is one the first peaceful revolutions in modern times…
Miscevic, Nenad (01 Jun 2010) described nationalism in two observable facts: first, it portrays the attitude of the people when they are asked about their national identity; and second, it is a description of the feeling of the people when they seek to achieve self-determination.
During periods of conflict, many government leaders rely on how citizens feel about their country to recruit soldiers as well as to gain support for the continuation of a fighting strength. When governments fall out of favor with the nation's people, many issues can arise which can lead to increased discord and an overall lack of support.
Coalitions in Europe. A coalition government is usually depicted as an alternative to the single-party government. Taking the European countries as an example, it is possible to see whether coalition government is as effective as single-party one, and at the same time to determine, if the prosperity of the country significantly depends on the type of government.
Preservation and development of culture of each nation should become business of all world community. The culture is a basis of social and economic development of people, states and civilizations, spiritual and moral development of a person. Cultural distinctions of people and inability to cultural mutual understanding and dialogue of cultures have become one of the main reasons of interethnic wars and international conflicts of the twentieth century.
"Following the end of World War II, Great Britain experienced a change of status from that of an exporter to an importer of immigrants as a solution to the severe labor shortage, along with the independence of many of its colonies and the desire of colonial and Commonwealth citizens to 'return to the mother country.'" (Lynch and Simon 2003 P.
He stated that the industrial revolution in the West necessitated a radical change in the relationship between polity and culture, and that this in turn produced nationalism. Mass literacy and a high degree of social mobility, could only be achieved by access to state-sponsored universal education system- that is national- are the basic requirement for the industrial and predominantly urban society.
nation, an aspiration for its wealth, welfare, and the upholding of a strong respect and regard for the policies, laws or principles of that country. In a deeper sense, nationalism also means the maintaining and expounding of national culture and ideals among a specified group