The Global Rise of Authoritarianism in the 21st Century Crisis of Neoliberal Globalization and the Nationalist Response
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
- Introduction: Crisis of Neoliberal Globalization and the Rise of Authoritarianism
- The Crisis of Neoliberalism, Populist Reaction, and the Rise of Authoritarian Capitalism
- State, Capital, and the Transformation of the Neoliberal Policy Paradigm
- Neoliberalism and Authoritarianism in China in the Early 21st
- Neoliberalism, Authoritarianism, and Resistance in the United States in the
- The Latin American Politics of Neoliberal Authoritarianism
- Neoliberalism, Contentious Politics, and the Rise of Authoritarianism
- Neoliberalism, Authoritarianism, and Popular Resistance in Africa
- Saffron Fascism: The Conflux of Hindutva Ultra-Nationalism, Neoliberal Extractivism, and the Rise of Authoritarian Populism in Modi’s India
- Neoliberalism, Fascism, and People’s Resistance in the Philippines
- Neoliberalism and the Rise of Authoritarianism in Turkey Under the AKP
- Neoliberalism, Crisis, and Authoritarian-Ethnicist Politics: The Consolidation of
- Crisis of Neoliberalism and the Rise of Authoritarianism in Poland: How a
- Conclusion: Neoliberal Capitalist Authoritarianism, Resistance, and Revolution
in the Early 21st Century
Crisis of Neoliberalism and the Rise of Authoritarianism: A Global Perspective
Neoliberalism and the Rise of Authoritarianism in the Leading States of the World Economy: Russia, China, and the United States
in Putin's Russia
Alvin Y. So
Age of Trump
Neoliberalism and the Rise of Authoritarianism in Latin America, Asia, and Africa
James Petras and Henry Veltmeyer
in Southeast Asia
Case Studies of Neoliberal Authoritarianism in the Periphery: India, the Philippines, and Turkey
Neoliberalism and the Rise of Authoritarianism in Former Socialist States: Hungary and Poland
the Orbán Regime in Hungary
"Good Change" is Turning Poland into a Neo-Authoritarian State
The Future of Neoliberal Global Capitalism and the Struggle Against Authoritarianism and Fascism
on a Global Scale
About the Editor and Contributors
"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