ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Fascism

The Anatomy of Crony Capitalism in India

Crony capitalism is the direct consequence of the liberal and neo-liberal policies embraced by the governments. Of course, the licence permit raj has also played a substantial role in the emergence of this monster but the way the neo-liberal policies vitalised it perhaps has no counterparts anywhere in the world. The emergence of the one-party majority rule opened up new vistas for the functioning of crony capitalism.

The Global Rise of Authoritarianism

Authoritarianism was the dominant political form in the pre-constitutional, pre-democratic societies present in the form of monarchy and autocracy. Amongst its proponents were Aristotle and Plato making it a prominent part of the foundational political thought. But what makes it persist amidst other political alternatives in the present times? This reading list explores the evolving trends of authoritarianism across the world.

Questions on the Technologies of Fascism

The phenomenal rise to power of Narendra Modi illustrates how his image—mediated by technology—was shaped and reshaped. Some facets of Modi’s fashioned persona are scrutinised in the article. The internet, particularly the social media, which was expected to revitalise the public sphere to bring about a new civic culture, has instead allowed for the selective return of the “written word” in support of fascist ideology. The cyberspace, along with the mass media, has enabled the coming together of many virtual “participants” to hurl masculinist abuse and silence their opponents.