Login

Babones, Salvatore

The New Authoritarianism: Trump, Populism, and the Tyranny of Experts

Babones, Salvatore - The New Authoritarianism: Trump, Populism, and the Tyranny of Experts, ebook

14,00€

Ebook, ePUB with Adobe DRM
ISBN: 9781509533114
DRM Restrictions

Printing36 pages with an additional page accrued every 21 hours, capped at 36 pages
Copy to clipboard5 excerpts

The election of Donald Trump and the Brexit vote in the UK have caused fear and panic among liberals worldwide. They argue that the populist backlash represents a dangerous new authoritarianism. But what if the really dangerous authoritarianism is in fact their own?

In this provocative and highly original book, Salvatore Babones argues that democracy has been undermined by a quiet but devastating power grab conducted by a class of liberal experts. They have advanced a global rights-based agenda which has tilted the balance away from the lively and vibrant unpredictability of democratic decision-making toward the creeping technocratic authority of liberal consensus. Populism represents, contends Babones, an imperfect but reinvigorating political flood that has the potential to sweep away decades of institutional detritus and rejuvenate democracy across the West.

Babones’ bracing attack on the insidious “new authoritarianism” of the expert class and call for an end to liberal mission creep will stimulate and challenge all readers trying to make sense of the political tumult of the recent past.

Keywords: Experts, expertise, Trump, Brexit, democracy, populism, authoritarianism, Political Issues & Behavior, Global Politics, Political Issues & Behavior, Global Politics

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2018
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
120 pages
Category
Society
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781509533114
Printed ISBN
9781509533091

Similar titles