The Rise of Post-Modern Conservatism

Neoliberalism, Post-Modern Culture, and Reactionary Politics
Palgrave Macmillan (Verlag)
  • erscheint ca. am 4. Oktober 2020
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  • Softcover
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  • XXVII, 255 Seiten
978-3-030-24684-6 (ISBN)
This book is designed as a timely analysis of the rise of post-modern conservatism in many Western countries across the globe. It provides a theoretical overview of post-modernism, why post-modern conservatism emerged, what distinguishes it from other variants of conservatism and differing political doctrines, and how post-modern conservatism governs in practice. First developing a unique genealogy of conservative thought, arguing that the historicist and irrationalist strains of conservatism were ripe for mutation into post-modern form under the right social and cultural conditions, then providing a new unique theoretical framework to describe the conditions for the emergence of post-modern conservatism, The Rise of Post-modern Conservatism applies its theoretical framework to a concrete analysis of the politics of the day. Ultimately, it aims to help us understand the emergence and rise of identity oriented alt right movements and their "populist" spokesmen particularly in the United States, the United Kingdom, Hungary, Poland, and now Italy.
1st ed. 2020
  • Englisch
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  • Schweiz
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Matthew Allan McManus received his PhD from the Socio-Legal Studies program at York University, Canada in 2017, after acquiring an LL.M in International Human Rights Law from the National University of Ireland. He is currently a Visiting Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of TEC de Monterrey, Mexico.

Table of Contents


Foreword by Dylan DeJong

Section One: Post-Modern Culture and Neoliberal Society

Preface-The Roots of Post-Modern Conservatism

· The Optimistic End of History

· The Rise of Post-Modern Conservatism

· Chapter Breakdown

Chapter One- Post-Modernism as Philosophy and Post-Modernism as Culture

· The End of Modernism

· The End of Grand Narratives: What is Post-Modernism?

· The Emergence of Post-Modern Philosophy

· Post-Modernism and Language

· Understanding Post-Modernism as a Culture

· Post-modernism as the Culture of Neoliberal Societies

Chapter Two- The Emergence of Post-Modern Culture in Neoliberal Society

· The Political Discourse of Neoliberalism

· Neoliberalism as the Governance of Society

· What Characterizes Neoliberal Societies? I: Socio-Political Transformations

· What Characterizes Neoliberal Societies? II: Economic Transformations

· What Characterizes Neoliberal Societies? III: Technological Transformations

· "Everything that is Solid Melts Into the Air": Post-Modern Culture, Spheres of Life,

· The Aesthetic Representation of Changing Experience of Time, Space, and Identity

· Post-Modern Culture and Changing Relationships to Space

· Post-Modern Culture and Changing Relationship to Time

· Post-Modern Culture and the Destabilization of Identity

· Conclusion: Post-Modern Politics

Section Two: Post-Modern Conservatism in Theory and in Practice

Chapter Three- Who are the Post-Modern Conservatives?

· The Genealogy of Post-Modern Conservatism

· The Early Modern Origins of Post-Modern Conservatism: Edmund Burke

· The Early Modern Origins of Post-Modern Conservatism: Joseph de Maistre

· The Modern Origins of Post-Modern Conservatism: Oakeshott, Lord Devlin, Bork

· Peter Lawler as the Apologist of Post-Modern Conservatism

· The Emergence of Post-Modern Conservatism

· The "Dissolution" of Traditionally Powerful Identities and the Formation of the Post-Modern Pastiche

· The Schmittian Enemies of Post-Modern Conservatism

Chapter Four- Brexit, Donald Trump, and the Rise of Post-Modern Conservatism Across the Globe

· The Political Mobilization of Post-Modern Conservatism Across the Globe

· The Rise of Post-Modern Conservatism in the United States

· Post-Modern Conservatism in the United Kingdom

· Post-Modern Conservatism in Poland

· The Long March of Fidesz in Hungary

· The Showbiz Conservatism of Italy

· Post-Modern Conservatism as Political Practice

Section Three: Conclusion

Chapter Five- An Egalitarian Agenda for the Future

· Contra-Fukuyama: Post-modern Conservatism and the Re-emergence of History

· The Challenges Facing Post-Modern Conservatism

· Conclusion: What Can be Done?-Modernizing Left Democracy for a Post-modern Epoch

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