DESTROYING DEMOCRACY: NEOLIBERAL CAPITALISM AND THE RISE OF AUTHORITARIAN POLITICS
Dr Vishwas Satgar, academic
This lecture will discuss the crisis of the third wave of democracy which originated in the mid 1970s and which has faltered since the early 2000s. The lecture will also focus on the making of a particular form of democracy – market democracies, their problems and the rise of eco-fascism. It will conclude with what we can learn from such a critical analysis for the renewal of democracy as a political form ‘with and for the people’.