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Book Launch • Counterrevolution: The Global Rise of the Far Right

The UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development (AltDev), together with Focus on the Global South, Laban ng Masa, and International Peace Bureau, will host the launch of the book Counterrevolution: The Global Rise of the Far Right by Walden Bello on 20 January 2020 (Monday), 2:00 to 5:00 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall, Lower Ground Floor, Ang Bahay ng Alumni, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
The book will be available for purchase during the launch at a special price of PhP 255.00.

About the Book

The far right is on the rise. The rhetoric of anger and resentment of political leaders like Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, Rodrigo Duterte, and Narendra Modi is captivating and mobilizing large numbers of people. In an increasing number of countries, the extreme right has already captured the government or is on the threshold of power. In Counterrevolution, harnessing the methods of comparative history and comparative sociology, Walden Bello deconstructs the challenge from the extreme right across the globe by deploying what he calls the dialectic of revolution and counterrevolution.
The book is published by the Ateneo de Manila University Press.


  • Dr. Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem (Executive Director, UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies; Professor, UP Department of Political Science)
  • Dr. Sharon Quinsaat (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Grinnell College)
  • Dr. Carmela Abao (Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Ateneo de Manila University)
  • Mr. Benjamin Alveo (Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO))
  • Mr. Richard Heydarian (Columnist, Philippine Daily Inquirer, and Author)

About the Author

Walden Bello is currently a professor of sociology at the State University of New York at Binghamton and senior research fellow at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies of Kyoto University in Japan.
He is the author or co-author of 20 books, including Food Wars (London: Verso, 2009), Capitalism’s Last Stand? (London: Zed, 2013), Dragons in Distress: Asia’s Miracle Economies in Crisis (London: Penguin, 1990), and Development Debacle: the World Bank in the Philippines (San Francisco: Institute for Food and Development Policy, 1982).
Bello got his BA from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1966 and his PhD in sociology from Princeton University in 1975.


For event inquiries, please contact the UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development at [email protected].