Muslim Nationalism after Marcos

Thomas M. McKenna

in Muslim Rulers and Rebels

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 1998 | ISBN: 9780520210158
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520919648 | DOI:
Muslim Nationalism after Marcos

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This chapter describes the reinvigoration of electoral politics in Cotabato with the removal of the martial law regime and the collapse of the Marcos regime in 1986. It highlights the unprecedented employment of Islamic and Muslim nationalist discourse in electoral campaigns in Cotabato, and also discusses four post-Marcos political events that involved active participation of the Muslim urban poor. These include two mass rallies in 1986 and two election campaigns in 1988.

Keywords: electoral politics; Cotabato; Marcos regime; martial law; nationalist discourse; electoral campaigns; mass rallies; Muslim urban poor

Chapter.  14023 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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