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Stepping Up to the Plate

Stepping Up to the Plate

America, and Australian Democracy

by Graham Maddox
Paperback
Publication Date: 17/10/2016
RRP  $49.99 $49.75
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Americans call themselves a democracy, but they are not. America has redefined democracy to make it conform to the capitalist economy and rule by wealth elites. When American leaders say they wish to make the world safe for democracy, they really mean that they want the world, including Australia, to subsume itself into this US project.



Any process resulting in Australia absorbing more of the United States' corporatist political culture will result in the serious erosion of our own democratic ideals. Australia should resist this, especially at a time when such corporatist politics is losing its legitimation. We are better served by our own robust system of democracy.
ISBN:
9780522870299
9780522870299
Category:
Political structures: democracy
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
17-10-2016
Publisher:
Melbourne University Press
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
347
Dimensions (mm):
209x135x21mm
Weight:
0.41kg

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