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Populism now! The case for progressive populism
Populism now! The case for progressive populism
McKnight, David2018
Trump and Brexit give populism a bad name but this book shows how it can be a positive, progressive force. Populism can be a dirty word. Brexit and Donald Trump's election have certainly given it a bad name. But rather than associating it with demagoguery and exclusion, might we better see it as a backlash against free market globalisation? Might it be harnessed as a positive force? This timely and persuasive book exposes the failures of globalisation: greedy banks, predatory privatisation, corporate tax avoidance and a growing underclass of temporary overseas workers. McKnight argues that a progressive populism could address the genuine economic grievances of everyday people, without scapegoating immigrants or ethnic minorities. In fact, a progressive form of populism may be the best way of defeating the racist backlash of right-wing populism. It may also be the best way to save the planet. Here David McKnight gives progressive populism its voice.
Sydney, NSW : NewSouth Publishing, 2018.
200 pages ; 22 cm.
includes index and bibliography
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Brighton LibrarySociety and Beliefs320.5662 MACKAvailable
Sandringham LibrarySociety and Beliefs320.5662 MACKIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)