Articles by: Al Stark

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Informit: ‘Push’em all’: Corroding the rule of law

We are no longer an open society At first glance, the combination of neoliberalism and authoritarianism might be puzzling. Wasn't the economic prosperity that neoliberalism promised premised precisely on a small state and individual freedom? Well, not exactly. The question of freedom must always be answered by another question - freedom for whom? Way back in 1978 and shortly before his untimely death, Nicos Poulantzas described the rise of an 'authoritarian statism' featuring untrammelled executive…