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State Power and Democracy

Before and During the Presidency of George W. Bush

Authors: Kolin, A.

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State Power and Democracy is the first book to show that the Bush police state didn't commence when Bush was inaugurated. It proves, instead, that the seeds of an American police state can be traced all the way back to the founding of the republic.

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ANDREW KOLIN is a Professor of Political Science at Hilbert College, USA.

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"Since the tragic events of 9/11, the United States has gutted its democratic ideals in the name of security while increasing its authoritarian tendencies as part of the war on terror. State Power and Democracy not only rigorously takes note of how the Bush administration (and increasingly the Obama government) undermined any promise of a democracy in the United States but also vividly illustrates the long trajectory of authoritarian practices and punishing policies that have been deeply ingrained in American history. Andrew Kolin provides both a powerful warning and a wake-up call about the death of democratic ideals in the United States." - Henry Giroux, Chair, English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University and author of Hearts of Darkness: Torturing Children in the War on Terror

"Andrew Kolin exposes the persistent efforts of autocrats to suppress popular democracy. His treatment is wide-ranging, historically informed, and most relevant to the police-state transgressions occurring in today's America." - Michael Parenti, author of God and His Demons and Contrary Notions

"This compelling book traces the assault on democracy and the rise of a police state that reached its zenith in the George W. Bush administration. From the war on communism to the war on terrorism, our government has used surveillance, preventive detention, torture, and a climate of fear to consolidate its power and neutralize dissent. Under the guise of nurturing democracy at home and abroad, the U.S. government has actually undermined it. Required reading for all who seek to recapture our democracy." - Marjorie Cohn, Professor, Firedoglake.com


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-13

    Kolin, Andrew

  • Growth of State Power and the Assault on Democracy

    Pages 15-28

    Kolin, Andrew

  • Eroding Democracy in a Time of Crisis

    Pages 29-46

    Kolin, Andrew

  • Accelerating the Assault on Mass Democracy

    Pages 47-87

    Kolin, Andrew

  • Absolute Power at the Expense of Democracy

    Pages 89-124

    Kolin, Andrew

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
State Power and Democracy
Book Subtitle
Before and During the Presidency of George W. Bush
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11638-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230116382
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10935-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29203-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-03561-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 251
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