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The new despotism, John Keane

Label
The new despotism
Title
The new despotism
Statement of responsibility
John Keane
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A disturbing in-depth exposé of the antidemocratic practices of despotic governments now sweeping the world. One day they'll be like us. That was once the West's complacent and self-regarding assumption about countries emerging from poverty, imperial rule, or communism. But many have hardened into something very different from liberal democracy: what the eminent political thinker John Keane describes as a new form of despotism. And one day, he warns, we may be more like them. Drawing on extensive travels, interviews, and a lifetime of thinking about democracy and its enemies, Keane shows how governments from Russia and China through Central Asia to the Middle East and Europe have mastered a formidable combination of political tools that threaten the established ideals and practices of power-sharing democracy. These governments mobilize the rhetoric of democracy and win public support for workable forms of administration based on patronage, dark money, steady economic growth, sophisticated media controls, strangled judiciaries, dragnet surveillance, and selective violence against their opponents. Casting doubt on such fashionable terms as dictatorship, autocracy, fascism, and authoritarianism, Keane makes a case for retrieving and refurbishing the older "despotism" to make sense of how these regimes function and endure. He shows how they cooperate regionally and globally and draw strength from each other's resources while breeding worldwide anxiety and threatening the values and institutions of democracy. Like Montesquieu in the eighteenth century, Keane stresses the willing complicity of comfortable citizens in all these trends. And, like Montesquieu, he worries that the practices of despotism are closer to home than we care to admit"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keane, John
Index
index present
LC call number
JC480
LC item number
.K43 2020eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authoritarianism
  • Democracy
  • Democratic centralism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Comparative Politics
  • Authoritarianism
  • Democracy
  • Democratic centralism
Label
The new despotism, John Keane
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dark times, again -- Wealth, money, power -- A phantom people -- Media power -- Velvet fists -- Why despotism? -- Democracy's future
Control code
1148884831
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (305 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674246713
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES NON-LINEAR PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1148884831
Label
The new despotism, John Keane
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dark times, again -- Wealth, money, power -- A phantom people -- Media power -- Velvet fists -- Why despotism? -- Democracy's future
Control code
1148884831
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (305 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674246713
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES NON-LINEAR PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1148884831

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