1st Edition

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

Edited By Berch Berberoglu Copyright 2021
    324 Pages
    by Routledge

    324 Pages
    by Routledge

    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 crisis 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 around the world that serve as a warning against the impending rise of fascism in the 21st century.



    Preface and Acknowledgments

      1. Introduction: Crisis of Neoliberal Globalization and the Rise of  Authoritarianism
      2. in the Early 21st Century

        Berch Berberoglu

        Part I

        Crisis of Neoliberalism and the Rise of Authoritarianism: A Global Perspective

      3. The Crisis of Neoliberalism, Populist Reaction, and the Rise of Authoritarian Capitalism
      4. Alessandro Bonanno

        Part II

        Neoliberalism and the Rise of Authoritarianism in the Leading States of the World Economy: Russia, China, and the United States

      5. State, Capital, and the Transformation of the Neoliberal Policy Paradigm
      6. in Putin's Russia

        Ilya Matveev

      7. Neoliberalism and Authoritarianism in China in the Early 21st
      8. Century

        Alvin Y. So

      9. Neoliberalism, Authoritarianism, and Resistance in the United States in the
      10. Age of Trump

        Alan Spector

        Part III

        Neoliberalism and the Rise of Authoritarianism in Latin America, Asia, and Africa

      11. The Latin American Politics of Neoliberal Authoritarianism
      12. James Petras and Henry Veltmeyer

      13. Neoliberalism, Contentious Politics, and the Rise of Authoritarianism
      14. in Southeast Asia

        Walden Bello

      15. Neoliberalism, Authoritarianism, and Popular Resistance in Africa
      16. Patrick Bond

        Part IV

        Case Studies of Neoliberal Authoritarianism in the Periphery: India, the Philippines, and Turkey

      17. Saffron Fascism: The Conflux of Hindutva Ultra-Nationalism, Neoliberal Extractivism, and the Rise of Authoritarian Populism in Modi’s India
      18. Ashok Kumbamu

      19. Neoliberalism, Fascism, and People’s Resistance in the Philippines
      20. Ligaya Lindio-McGovern

      21. Neoliberalism and the Rise of Authoritarianism in Turkey Under the AKP
      22. Yıldız Atasoy

        Part V

        Neoliberalism and the Rise of Authoritarianism in Former Socialist States: Hungary and Poland


      23. Neoliberalism, Crisis, and Authoritarian-Ethnicist Politics: The Consolidation of
      24. the Orbán Regime in Hungary

        Adam Fabry

      25. Crisis of Neoliberalism and the Rise of Authoritarianism in Poland: How a
      26. "Good Change" is Turning Poland into a Neo-Authoritarian State

        Nadia Smiecinska

        Part VI

        The Future of Neoliberal Global Capitalism and the Struggle Against Authoritarianism and Fascism

      27. Conclusion: Neoliberal Capitalist Authoritarianism, Resistance, and Revolution

    on a Global Scale

    Berch Berberoglu

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    About the Editor and Contributors



    Berch Berberoglu is Foundation Professor of Sociology and Director of the Ozmen Institute for Global Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno.

    "This important collection of critical essays looks at the emergence and spread of authoritarianism across the world in response to the crisis of neoliberal capitalist globalization over the past decade. Providing a detailed and nuanced analysis of the dynamics and contradictions of this process in a series of case studies covering a number of countries and regions of the world, this book makes an important contribution to our knowledge of the inner-workings of emergent authoritarian regimes in the early 21st century."

    Christopher Chase-Dunn, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director, Institute for Research on World-Systems, University of California, Riverside

    "This timely book on the global rise of authoritarianism makes an important contribution to our understanding of the current turbulent historical moment. It offers in-depth analyses of today’s global capitalist crisis and emergent forms of authoritarianism and fascism that is global in sweep, with chapters authored by scholars who are highly recognized and experts in their fields. The book should be a required text in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses dealing with globalization, political economy, inequality, and comparative-historical study of the state and society in the early twenty-first century."

    Walda Katz-Fishman, Professor of Sociology, Howard University

    "Over the past two decades, while the United States has been entangled in wars in the Middle East, many countries in Latin America and elsewhere in the world moved to the left. Now, a sharp turn to the right stands in its place across the globe. The times indeed are changing, and The Global Rise of Authoritarianism in the 21st Century goes a long way toward telling us why. This timely collection of first-rate critical essays, penned by an outstanding cadre of authors and edited by one of academia’s most prolific scholars of great international reputation, is a must read!"

    Larry T. Reynolds, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Central Michigan University