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Book review: The new despotism by John Keane

Dimova, Gergana (2020) Book review: The new despotism by John Keane. LSE Review of Books (30 Jun 2020). Blog Entry.

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In The New Despotism, John Keane revives this term to examine how the ‘new despotism’ functions today through qualitatively different characteristics and processes to its older forms. As the book skilfully identifies how the new despotism thrives on ambiguity above all, this is a perceptive study that will shift the analytical lens through which despotic regimes are viewed, writes Gergana Dimova, and offers a warning to the complacency of liberal democracies.

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Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2020 15:00
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:45

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