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Struggle for Democracy

  • Erik Paul
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Abstract

Australian progressive movements and formations are engaged in a major struggle against the country’s neoliberal hegemonic power but their forces are fragmented, lacking a unified and coherent front to challenge the neoliberal corporate and security project. The existing hegemonic order is on the ascendancy, with no alternative to endless economic growth, regardless of the cost to the social fabric of society and the poisoning of the human habitat. Under what circumstances are progressive movements likely to grow and join forces in Australia and successfully challenge the hegemony of the neoliberal corporate security state? It requires the emergence of universal junctures and points of convergence which can weld progressive movements in a common cause, such as the existential threat of climate change.

Keywords

Struggle for a radical democracy Fragmentation Economic growth Climate change Existential threat Human survival 

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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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