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Weeks, John (2018) 'Free Markets and the Decline of Democracy.' Review of Radical Political Economics, 50 (4). pp. 637-648.

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Well into the twenty-first century, it is difficult to find a major country in which democratic institutions are not under stress, in many cases under aggressive attack. In the United States, the government has fallen under the control of a profoundly antidemocratic regime. In Europe, long-standing authoritarian tendencies have enjoyed a quantum leap under the neoliberal austerity regime fostered by the German government with the cover of the European Commission. This paper discusses the source of this near universal twenty-first-century tendency to authoritarianism.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: David Gordon Memorial Lecture
Keywords: political economics, neoliberalism, democracy
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Economics
ISSN: 04866134
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Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2021 10:11

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