POPULISM IN THE PHILIPPINES AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Sianipar, Imelda Masni Juniaty and Maya, Arthuur Jeverson (2020) POPULISM IN THE PHILIPPINES AND HUMAN RIGHTS. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to explain the relationship between populism and human rights. Many scholars argue that there is a contradiction between populism and human rights. The Philippines is an example of a number of cases. The emergence of a populist leader, Rodrigo Duterte, devastated the human rights situation in the Philippines. Since being elected president in 2016, Duterte has committed a number of human rights violations, including the murder of drug dealers and addicts, media blocking, and attacking human rights defenders and so many others. Using Bilkova's as well as Braun's work on populism and human rights, this article seeks to find factors that contribute to making populism contradict human rights in the Philippines. This article found that public trust in leadership, the discursive construction of national threats, the lack of internal and external threats, and economic stability contribute to human rights abuses in the country. Key words: Populism, Human Rights, The Philippines, Duterte Introduction

Item Type: Article
Subjects: POLITICAL SCIENCE > International relations
Depositing User: Ms Mentari Simanjuntak
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2021 08:09
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2021 08:09
URI: http://repository.uki.ac.id/id/eprint/3745

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