The hegemonic work of automated election technology in the Philippines
Date of Issue2007
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
This article addresses the political role of information technology in the Philippines. It uses a theoretical framework inspired by Antonio Gramsci to examine the discourse surrounding automated elections in two major daily papers, the Philippine Daily Inquirer and Business World Philippines. It argues that this discourse strengthens current conceptions of the development process by appealing to the interests not only of the dominant fraction of capital in the country today, but also to the middle class. Such operations are essential for the creation of an historic bloc capable of exercising hegemony.
DRNTU::Engineering::Computer science and engineering::Information systems
Journal of contemporary Asia
© 2007 Journal of Contemporary Asia. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Journal of Contemporary Asia, Journal of Contemporary Asia. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: DOI [http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00472330701253734].