THE NEW WAVE OF AUTHORITARIAN POPULISM: THE CRISIS OF LIBERAL DEMOCRACY IN CONTEMPORARY INDIA
PhD, Aligarh Muslim University
The crisis of liberal democracy is not new to us. It has been facing multiple crises during different phases of history. In the neo-liberal global order, liberal democracy has been facing several new challenges such as, unequal distribution of economic resources, widening income gap, authoritarianism, cynicism, and neo-liberal governability coupled with rising unemployment and militant attacks that has provided space to the rise of right-wing populism and authoritarianism across the globe and India as well. The crisis of liberal democracy is a global phenomenon in the sense that the Strongmen of 21st century are undermining it across the globe. Against this backdrop this paper try to decipher what are the factors which play pivotal role in the emergence of authoritarian populism across the world in general and India in particular.
Keywords: Crisis, Democracy, Cynicism, Authoritarianism, Strongmen.
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR)
Published on : 2021-09-25