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Alienation

  • Erik Paul
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Abstract

Alienation provides an insight into the pathology of advanced capitalist societies, like Australia. Such societies are maldeveloped in the sense that they create a diversity of mental disorder. The prevalence of mental illness is a significant national health problem. Disempowerment of citizens, the commodification of human relations, and the politics of permanent war for permanent peace are likely linked to alienation and mental illness. Chapter ends with conclusions on structural violence.

Keywords

Social pathology Disempowerment Mental disorder Structural violence 

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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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