Capitalism, Hegemony and Violence in the Age of Drones Hardback
This book offers a critical analysis of the rise of the US to global hegemony against a background of increased erosion of democracy and rule of law, and a rising linear pattern of near-absolute capitalist development.
The author argues that the significant shrinkage of the ideological spectrum globally, as a result of worrisome levels of business and government interpenetration, has created a dangerous 'prefascist configuration' whereby unthinkable levels of violence have been normalized through the use of technologies such as drones, increasingly condoned even by 'liberal' groups and the so-called political left.
Using the example of the Obama administration and its increased reliance on drone assassinations, the volume makes a case for the dangers that lie in today's unique convergence of lack of transparency in government, business-government interpenetration, informal social regimentation, and militarization of capitalism.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 483 pages, X, 483 p.
- Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
- Publication Date: 25/01/2018
- Category: Social & political philosophy
- ISBN: 9783319648873
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