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The Resource The age of the strongman : how the cult of the leader threatens democracy around the world, Gideon Rachman

The age of the strongman : how the cult of the leader threatens democracy around the world, Gideon Rachman

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The age of the strongman : how the cult of the leader threatens democracy around the world
Title
The age of the strongman
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how the cult of the leader threatens democracy around the world
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Gideon Rachman
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Language
eng
Summary
"The author of Easternization, an award-winning journalist, offers an intimate look at the rise of strongman leaders around the globe, charting the most urgent political story of our era. We are in a new era: authoritarian leaders have become a central feature of global politics. Since 2000, self-styled strongmen have risen to power in capitals as diverse as Moscow, Beijing, Delhi, Brasilia, Budapest, Ankara, Riyadh and Washington. These leaders are nationalists and social conservatives, with little tolerance for minorities, dissent or the interests of foreigners. At home, they claim to be standing up for ordinary people against globalist elites; abroad, they posture as the embodiments of their nations. And everywhere they go, they encourage a cult of personality. What's more, these leaders are not just operating in authoritarian political systems but have begun to emerge in the heartlands of liberal democracy. From Trump, Putin and Bolsonaro to Erdogan, Xi and Modi, Gideon Rachman pays full attention to the strongman phenomenon around the world and uncovers the complex and often surprising interaction between these leaders. In the process, he finds the common themes in our local nightmares and offers a bold new paradigm for understanding our world, and finds global coherence in the chaos of the new nationalism, leadership cults and hostility to liberal democracy. While others have tried to understand the emergence of these new leaders individually, Age of the Strongman provides the first truly global treatment of the new nationalism, underpinned by an exceptional level of access to key actors in this drama: Gideon Rachman has been in the same room with most of these strongmen and reported from their countries over a long journalistic career"--
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Rachman, Gideon
Dewey number
320.53
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Authoritarianism
  • Heads of state
  • Charisma (Personality trait)
  • World politics
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The age of the strongman : how the cult of the leader threatens democracy around the world, Gideon Rachman
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Originally published: London : Bodley Head, 2022
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Putin : the archetype (2000) -- Erdogan : from liberal reformer to authoritarian strongman (2003) -- Xi Jinping : China and the return of the cult of personality (2012) -- Modi : strongman politics in the world's largest democracy (2014) -- Orbán, Kaczynski and the rise of illiberal Europe (2015) -- Boris Johnson and Brexit Britain (2016) -- Donald Trump : American strongman (2016) -- Rodrigo Duterte and the erosion of democracy in South East Asia (2016) -- The rise of MBS and the Netanyahu phenomenon (2017) -- Bolsonaro, Amlo and the return of the Latin American caudillo (2018) -- Abiy Ahmed and democratic disillusionment in Africa (2019) -- Merkel, Macron and Europe's struggle against the strongmen (2020) -- George Soros, Steve Bannon and the battle of ideas -- Epilogue : Biden in the age of the strongman
Control code
on1288422770
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 278 pages
Isbn
9781635422801
Lccn
2021052765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1288422770
Label
The age of the strongman : how the cult of the leader threatens democracy around the world, Gideon Rachman
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Bodley Head, 2022
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Putin : the archetype (2000) -- Erdogan : from liberal reformer to authoritarian strongman (2003) -- Xi Jinping : China and the return of the cult of personality (2012) -- Modi : strongman politics in the world's largest democracy (2014) -- Orbán, Kaczynski and the rise of illiberal Europe (2015) -- Boris Johnson and Brexit Britain (2016) -- Donald Trump : American strongman (2016) -- Rodrigo Duterte and the erosion of democracy in South East Asia (2016) -- The rise of MBS and the Netanyahu phenomenon (2017) -- Bolsonaro, Amlo and the return of the Latin American caudillo (2018) -- Abiy Ahmed and democratic disillusionment in Africa (2019) -- Merkel, Macron and Europe's struggle against the strongmen (2020) -- George Soros, Steve Bannon and the battle of ideas -- Epilogue : Biden in the age of the strongman
Control code
on1288422770
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 278 pages
Isbn
9781635422801
Lccn
2021052765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1288422770

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