The Global Rise of Authoritarianism in the 21st Century: Crisis of Neoliberal Globalization and the Nationalist Response

1st Edition

Berch Berberoglu

Routledge
August 30, 2020 Forthcoming
Textbook - 180 Pages
ISBN 9780367426798 - CAT# 339762
Series: Globalization, Crises, and Change

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Summary

Neoliberal globalization is in deep crisis. This crisis is manifested on a global scale and embodies a number of fundamental contradictions, a central one of which is the global rise of authoritarianism and fascism. This emergent form of authoritarianism is a right-wing reaction to the problems generated by globalization supported and funded by some of the largest and most powerful corporations in their assault against social movements on the left to prevent the emergence of socialism against global capitalism.

As the crisis of neoliberal global capitalism unfolds, and as we move to the brink of another economic disaster and the threat of war, global capitalism is once again resorting to authoritarianism and fascism to maintain its power. This book addresses this vital question in comparative-historical perspective and provides a series of case studies that include Russia, China, India, Turkey, the Philippines, Poland, Hungary, and other states in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, as well as the United States, and serves as a warning against the impending rise of fascism across the world in the 21st century.

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