Regimes of Extreme Permission? State-corporate repression and the realization of neocolonial accumulation in SE Asia Joe Greener and Pablo Ciocchini, University of Liverpool in Singapore
Agency in the Periphery: the controversy between Marini and Cardoso in Geopolitical terms Rafael Alexandre Mello, University of Brasília Pedro Salgado, Federal University of Bahia and University of Brasília
Conceptualising institutional disobedience in a context of authoritarian neoliberalism: The Catalan case Monica Clua-Losada, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA Clara Camps Calvet, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain Shaun McCrory, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA
Morbid symptoms: The political economy of authoritarian neoliberalism
Adam Fabry, Universidad Nacional de Chilecito, Argentina
‘The Crisis of Neoliberal Globalization and the Global Rise of Authoritarianism in the 21st Century’ Berch Berberoglu, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
‘A Model State of Authoritarian Neoliberalism? An Analysis of the Orbán Regime in Hungary’ Attila Antal, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. Hungary
‘Authoritarian Neoliberalisms, Social Reproduction and Social Policy in Croatia, Hungary and Poland’ Noemi Lendvai-Bainton, University of Bristol, UK Paul Stubbs, The Institute of Economics, Zagreb , Croatia
Neoliberalism and Authoritarianism: A Long-term Perspective from the Southern Cone of Latin America
Hernán Ramírez, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brasil
Berberoglu, B. (2020). The Global Rise of Authoritarianism in the 21st Century: Crisis of Neoliberal Globalization and the Nationalist Response, London: Routledge. Available on: https://www.routledge.com/The-Global-….
Ramirez, H. (2019). Neoliberalismo e (neo)autoritarismo: Uma perspectiva de longo prazo a partir de casos do Cone Sul da América Latina. Available on: https://www.researchgate.net/publicat… ——————————————————————————————
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Authoritarianism in China? A place that nipped Covid in six weeks and ended poverty in 2020? Let’s turn the camera, shall we? And let’s fix it on the Western/capitalist bloc. Do you see any recrudescence of BOURGEOIS AUTHORITARIANISM in examples from recent times?
1. Slovakia: passes law on 1 Dec 2020 designating Czech and Slovak Communist parties “criminal organizations.”
2. Poland: the anti-communist hysteria is well established in the persistent “witch hunt” against the communists that for decades has characterized the Polish bourgeois authorities on a dangerous undemocratic and reactionary ridge, with the complacency and encouragement of the EU. In fact, the persecutions, restrictions and criminal proceedings that have been conducted for years against the Communist Party of Poland (KPP), its daily “Bzrask” and their members are known “for the promotion of totalitarian regimes”. Furthermore, among other things, we remember the interruption of scientific conferences on Karl Marx organized by universities, the use of public institutions such as the National Memory Institute (IPN) for the dissemination of anti-communist propaganda and the establishment of a dangerous legal framework for communist persecution which includes the 2017 “decommunization law”
The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan appointed his son-in-law Berat Albayrak as the Treasury and Finance Minister shortly after he retained his office in the general elections in June 2018. On 10th August 2018, Albayrak held a press meeting with the heads of the prominent industrialist and capitalist groups as he revealed the ‘new economic model’ which will employ cooperation with ‘all national and international stakeholders’ and will bring a ‘decisive’ approach for maintaining the Central Bank’s independence. Perhaps it was because of Erdogan’s unorthodox views on interest rates and his increasing authoritarianism, the financial markets did not take this promise seriously as on the very same day, the value of Turkish Lira fell 10 percent against foreign currencies, marking the US Dollar six times more valuable than Turkish Lira, for the first time in history. Almost one year later, following an epic defeat in the local elections and the losing of Istanbul with a greater margin in the re-run of the mayoral elections, Erdogan sacked the head of the Central Bank over the dispute on interest rates which raised concerns over Central Bank independence once again. The violation of Central Bank independence illustrates an ongoing pattern that led to the crisis in the first place (Akcay and Güngen 2019). The currency and debt crisis of 2018 and recent developments in the finance and banking sector in 2019 brought the political economy of Islamic-neoliberalism in Turkey under scrutiny as the country represents one of the most dynamic emerging economies in the periphery in the age of global capitalism.Read More »
With the end of the cold war, the independence of Namibia in 1990 and the fall of the apartheid regime in South Africa in 1994, the Southern African region entered an era of relative political stability and competitive multi-party politics. But the peace dividend proved unable to finance the hopes and promises, and more and more political analysts point to the “mixed bag” of democratisation processes.
Venezuelan opposition protesters burn a National Bolivarian Police motorcycle at an anti-government barricade in the affluent eastern Caracas municipality of Chacao. (AVN)
Venezuela is once again dominating international headlines as violent opposition protests bent on toppling the elected Maduro government enter their seventh week. The demonstrations have claimed to date at least 54 lives since April 4, surpassing the previous wave of violent anti-government protests in 2014, known as “the Exit”. However, this time around, the unrest coincides with a severe economic downturn and a transformed geopolitical landscape defined by the return of the right in Brazil and Argentina as well as an even more bellicose regime in Washington.
Meanwhile, the international outcry at this latest violent effort to oust the Chavista government has been far more muffled than the last time.