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Political Dynasties and Mining: A Toxic Mix?

23 Pages Posted: 7 Aug 2015  

Juan Miguel M. Luz

Asian Institute of Management

Ronald U. Mendoza

Ateneo De Manila University - Ateneo School of Government

Charles Irvin S. Siriban

Asian Institute of Management - Policy Center

Date Written: August 6, 2015

Abstract

Political dynasties are ubiquitous in the Philippine local government landscape, yet none more so than in the Dinagat Islands, a province where members of one family — the Ecleos — have dominated local government politics since the province was carved out of Surigao del Norte in 2006. The Ecleos were also considered as influential figures in the politics of Surigao del Norte, with one member of its clan having served as provincial governor and another member having represented the first district of the province for at least 4 terms in the post-Marcos Congress. This case study examines economic development and governance of Dinagat Islands particularly in terms of its mining industry.

Keywords: Democracy, political dynasties, economic development

JEL Classification: D70, J45, N41, N42

Suggested Citation

Luz, Juan Miguel M. and Mendoza, Ronald U. and Siriban, Charles Irvin S., Political Dynasties and Mining: A Toxic Mix? (August 6, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2640578 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2640578

Juan Miguel M. Luz

Asian Institute of Management ( email )

123 Paseo de Roxas
Makati City, Metro Manila
Philippines

Ronald U. Mendoza (Contact Author)

Ateneo De Manila University - Ateneo School of Government ( email )

Katipunan Road
Loyola Heights
Quezon City, 1108
Philippines

Charles Irvin S. Siriban

Asian Institute of Management - Policy Center ( email )

Eugenio Lopez Foundation Bldg
Joseph McMicking Campus, 123 Paseo de Roxas
Makati City, Metro Manila
Philippines

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