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Toplisek, Alen (2018) Liberal Democracy in Crisis : Rethinking Resistance under Neoliberal Governmentality. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. (The Theories, Concepts and Practices of Democracy)

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This book rethinks resistance against neoliberalism in the context of the crisis of Western liberal democracy and the rise of new radical left parties in Europe. Drawing upon a wide range of methodological approaches in contemporary political and social theory, it explores how the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis represents the opening of possibilities for resistance and examines the structural hurdles facing radical politics in effectively challenging neoliberalism. The author challenges the dominant conceptions of democratic politics by critically interrogating the role of liberalism in the depoliticisation of governing and the neoliberal restructuring of the democratic role of the state. The trajectory of new radical left parties in Slovenia, Greece and Spain is used to demonstrate the need to overcome the binary divide between institutional politics and resistance in radical political theory and practice.

Item Type: Authored Books
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science
ISBN: 9783319979366
Copyright Statement: © The Author (s) 2019
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2019 09:14
Related URLs: https://qmro.qm ... 23844?show=full (Organisation URL)

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