Democracy as Death: The Moral Order of Anti-Liberal Politics by Jason Hickel

By Jason Hickel

The revolution that introduced the African nationwide Congress (ANC) to strength in South Africa used to be fractured through inner conflict.  Migrant staff from rural Zululand rejected a few of the egalitarian values and rules primary to the ANC’s liberal democratic platform and arranged themselves in an try and sabotage the flow. This anti-democracy stance, which persists this present day as a right away critique of "freedom" in neoliberal South Africa, hinges on an idealized imaginative and prescient of the agricultural domestic and a hierarchical social order crafted partly by way of the applied sciences of colonial governance over the last century. 

In studying this clash, Jason Hickel contributes to wide theoretical debates approximately liberalism and democratization within the postcolonial world. Democracy as Death interrogates the Western beliefs of person freedom and organisation from the viewpoint of these who oppose such beliefs, and questions the assumptions underpinning theories of anti-liberal activities. The e-book argues that either democracy and the political technological know-how that makes an attempt to give an explanation for resistance to it presuppose a version of personhood local to Western capitalism, which could now not function cross-culturally.

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