The New Authoritarianism

A Risk Analysis of the Alt-Right Phenomenon

Edited by Alan Waring

ibidem Press

The New Authoritarianism

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Pub Date: November 2018

ISBN: 9783838211534

458 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Pub Date: November 2018

ISBN: 9783838271538

458 Pages

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The New Authoritarianism

A Risk Analysis of the Alt-Right Phenomenon

Edited by Alan Waring

ibidem Press

This volume considers from a risk perspective the current phenomenon of the new alt-right authoritarianism and whether it represents ‘real’ democracy or an unacceptable hegemony potentially resulting in elected dictatorships and abuses as well as dysfunctional government. Contributing authors represent an eclectic range of disciplines, including cognitive, organizational, and political psychology, sociology, history, political science, international relations, linguistics and discourse analysis, and risk analysis. The alt-right threats and risk exposures, whether to democracy, human rights, law and order, social welfare, racial harmony, the economy, national security, the environment, and international relations, are identified and analyzed across a number of selected countries, including the U.S., UK, Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, and Russia. Potential strategies to limit the alt-right threat are proposed.
This looks to be a most timely examination of the nature and rise of the alt-right phenomenon. The fact that it deals with trends on both sides of the Atlantic, while offering political and psychological context, will doubtless help to ensure a wide readership. The chapters on the United States deal with highly topical and important issues, and as someone who teaches U.S. politics at undergraduate and postgraduate level, I can see how these topics would be very suitable for classroom use. I very much enjoyed reading the material and found it to be engaging and informative throughout.Clodagh Harrington, De Montfort University

About the Author

Alan Waring holds a PhD from Westminster University jointly with Aston Business School. He is an international risk management consultant on a range of corporate, strategic and operational risk issues to government departments, institutions and large corporations, with more than 80 assignments in 14 countries. He has held academic roles at Tsinghua University, Centre for Corporate Governance and Financial Policy, HK Baptist University, and European University Cyprus. His books include Managing Risk (1998), Corporate Risk and Governance (2013), and Practical Systems Thinking (1996) and he is a contributor to the Risk Watch column in Financial Mirror since 2004.