• Erik Paul


Progressive non-violent formations challenge and present alternative forms of governmentality to the neoliberal corporate security state. Each formation demands a profound transformation of the existing power relation and the establishment of a new hegemonic order. The question is whether there exists sufficient commonality in their demand for change to succeed in displacing the existing power paradigm towards a new, non-violent political economy. Convergence is a major issue for progressive movements in their need to find a political voice and to mobilize an alternative hegemonic order to the neoliberal project because the Australian Labor Party (ALP) no longer stands for principles that once gave the left a sense of purpose.


Convergence Counter-hegemonic order Fissiparous Political mobilization Australian Labor Party (ALP) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erik Paul
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  1. 1.Centre for Peace and Conflict StudiesUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

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