Neoliberalism, the Left and the Rise of the Far Right

  title={Neoliberalism, the Left and the Rise of the Far Right},
  author={Costas Panayotakis},
  journal={Democratic Theory},
  • C. Panayotakis
  • Published 1 June 2020
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Democratic Theory
After analyzing the tension between capitalism and liberal democracy, this article explores two ways that the political left has tried to navigate this tension. Both these strategies prevent parties of the left and the center-left from exposing capitalism’s undemocratic implications, while also helping to discredit political democracy. Unable to unify working people and ordinary citizens against the suffering that capitalism inflicts on them, the left inadvertently makes it possible for the far… 

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