Who laughs at a rape joke?

Illiberal Responsiveness in Rodrigo Duterte’s Philippines

Nicole CURATO, Jonathan Corpus Ong

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Abstract

When a presidential contender makes a joke about lusting over a dead Australian missionary, one could expect that this candidate would not go very far; but not in the year 2016. Dubbed as ‘the year of voting dangerously,’ the Philippines rode the tide of global discontent and gave landslide victory to the controversial Rodrigo Duterte. We argue that part of Duterte’s electoral success is a form of responsiveness that speaks to the injuries a frustrated public had to endure over years of a reform-oriented, technocratic yet often callous politicians associated to Duterte’s predecessor and other ‘progressive’ political elites. This form of responsiveness, however, takes an illiberal character—a kind of selective responsiveness that restores the esteem of many, but simultaneously thrives by denying the humanity of others.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEthical Responsiveness and the Politics of Difference
EditorsTanja Dreher, Anshuman A. Mondal
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter7
Pages117-132
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783319939582
ISBN (Print)9783319939575
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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CURATO, N., & Ong, J. C. (2018). Who laughs at a rape joke? Illiberal Responsiveness in Rodrigo Duterte’s Philippines. In T. Dreher, & A. A. Mondal (Eds.), Ethical Responsiveness and the Politics of Difference (pp. 117-132). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93958-2_7
CURATO, Nicole ; Ong, Jonathan Corpus. / Who laughs at a rape joke? Illiberal Responsiveness in Rodrigo Duterte’s Philippines. Ethical Responsiveness and the Politics of Difference. editor / Tanja Dreher ; Anshuman A. Mondal. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. pp. 117-132
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CURATO N, Ong JC. Who laughs at a rape joke? Illiberal Responsiveness in Rodrigo Duterte’s Philippines. In Dreher T, Mondal AA, editors, Ethical Responsiveness and the Politics of Difference. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. 2018. p. 117-132 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93958-2_7