Australian Political Economy of Violence and Non-Violence by Erik Paul

By Erik Paul

This booklet is the 1st to set up the character and explanations of violence as key positive aspects within the political financial system of Australia as a complicated capitalist society. Australia’s neoliberal company safeguard kingdom in obvious to symbolize the emergence of a post-democratic order, wherein minds and our bodies are disciplined to the dominant ideology of marketplace kinfolk. finding questions of the democracy and of the country’s financial system on the center of Australia’s political fight, the writer elaborates how violence in Australia is outfitted right into a hegemonic order, characterised via the focus of personal strength and wealth. making a choice on the commodification of individuals and nature, the development and manipulation of antagonisms and enemies, and the politics of worry as good points of a brand new authoritarianism and one-party-political kingdom, Erik Paul explores possible choices to the present neoliberal hegemonic order. Positing that democratization calls for a sincerely outlined counter-culture, in accordance with the political economic system of social, monetary and political equality, the ebook attracts out the aptitude in non-violent innovative social routine for a brand new political economy.

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The rise of student debt in Australia with the corporatization of public universities is a prime example of the role of ‘illegitimate, unelected, opaque agents of organizations’ in ‘the production of the new models of disciplining and labor extraction’ (Federici, 2014:241). Student indebtedness in Australia was initiated by the 1983 Hawke government following the recommendation of abolishing ‘the policy of free education’ by the Wran Committee and implemented in the Higher Education Act 1988 (Stokes & Wright, 2010:5–6).

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