W(h)ither Democracy?

The Journal of Australian Political Economy has a massive special issue that should be of interest for JCA readers. It is free to download and includes a paper by JCA co-editor Richard Westra:


Complete issue

JAPE 86 complete


David Primrose: What’s Left of the ‘End of History’?

Conceptualising the relations between neoliberalism and democracy

Quinn Slobodian: Demos Veto and Demos Exit: The Neoliberals Who Embraced Referenda and Secession

Thomas Biebricher: Democracy, Neoliberalism and James Buchanan

Evan Jones: The Underbelly of Liberalism

Reshaping political economic configurations

Kyle Bailey: Stakeholder Capitalism Against Democracy: Relegitimising Global Neoliberalism

Elizabeth Humphrys, Simon Copland and Luke Mansillo: Anti-Politics in Australia: Hypotheses, Evidence and Trends

Philip Mendes: Neo-Liberalism and Welfare Conditionality in Australia: A Critical Analysis of the Aims and Outcomes of Compulsory Income Management Programs

Mia Shouha: Market Territories: Neoliberalism and Spatial Fragmentation in the South Caucasus

Authoritarian neoliberalism, militarism and far-right populism

Richard Westra: Capitalism, Democracy and the Neoliberal Authoritarian Trifecta

Alison J. Ayers and Alfredo Saad-Filho: The Twilight of Formal Democracy: Contradictions of Accumulation and the Political Crisis of Neoliberalism

William I. Robinson and César Rodríguez: Militarised Accumulation

Bengi Akbulut, Fikret Adaman and Murat Arsel: Turkey’s Authoritarian Regime of Accumulation: Development By Dislocation

Adam Fabry: From Poster Boys to Black Sheep: Authoritarian Neoliberalism in Hungary and Poland

Alternative futures

Geoff Dow: The Retreat From Statist Political Economy in Australia: Neoliberalism, Populism and Social Democracy

Samuel Alexander and Brendan Gleeson: Urban Social Movements and the Degrowth Transition: Towards a Grassroots Theory of Change

Alex Baumann, Samuel Alexander and Peter Burdon: Land Commodification as a Barrier to Political and Economic Agency: A Degrowth Perspective

Alex Waters: Will Neoliberal Capitalism Survive the Coronavirus Crash or is This the Beginning of Techno-Feudalism?

Book Reviews

Thomas Biebricher: The Political Theory of Neoliberalism, reviewed by Brent Toye; Michael Lind: The New Class War: Saving Democracy from the Metropolitan Elite, reviewed by Gábor Scheiring; Elizabeth Humphrys: How Labour Built Neoliberalism: Australia’s Accord, the Labour Movement and the Neoliberal Project, reviewed by Rob Watts; Wendy Brown: In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West, reviewed by Ryan Kelpin.

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