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dc.contributor.authorDuncan, Jane
dc.contributor.authorGordon, Linda
dc.contributor.authorKaaf, Gunnett
dc.contributor.authorMcKinley, Dale
dc.contributor.authorNilsen, Alf Gunvald
dc.contributor.authorPillay, Devan
dc.contributor.authorRadebe, Mandla J.
dc.contributor.authorSaad-Filho, Alfredo
dc.contributor.authorSatgar, Vishwas
dc.contributor.authorSolty, Ingar
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Michelle
dc.contributor.editorWilliams, Michelle
dc.contributor.editorSatgar, Vishwas
dc.description.abstractDestroying Democracy, volume six of the Democratic Marxism series, focuses on how decades of neoliberal capitalism have eroded the global democratic project and how, in the process, rising authoritarianism is expressing itself in divisive and exclusionary politics, populist political parties and movements, increased distrust in fact-based information and news, and the withering accountability of state institutions. Over the last four decades, democracy has radically shifted to a market democracy in which all aspects of human, non-human and planetary life are commodified and corporations have become more powerful than states and their citizens. This is how neoliberal capitalism functions at a systemic level and if left unchecked is the greatest threat to democracy and a sustainable planet. The authors home in on four country cases – India, Brazil, South Africa and the United States of America to interrogate issues of politics, ecology, state security, media, access to information and political parties, and affirm the need to reclaim and re-build an expansive and inclusive democracy. The book is an invaluable resource for all who are interested in understanding the threats to democracy and the rising tide of authoritarianism in the global south and the global north.
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics
dc.subject.otherneoliberal capitalism; democratic capitalism; neoliberalism; authoritarianism; eco-fascism; democracy; populism; fascism; nationalism; far-right; fossil fuels; climate change; media freedoms and surveillance; USA; India; Brazil; South Africa
dc.titleDestroying Democracy
dc.title.alternativeNeoliberal capitalism and the rise of authoritarian politics

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