State Crimes Against Democracy: Political Forensics in Public Affairs

Hardcover | December 15, 2012

EditorAlexander Kouzmin, Matthew T. Witt, Andrew Kakabadse

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Notions that democracy is imperilled do not elicit much gainsaying these days. Diminished civil liberties chill dissent, from town hall meetings to full throated Occupy protests. Massive downsizing of state commitments to social wellbeing usher draconian austerity across continents, not to mention the "inside jobs" of banking scandals keyed to global financial collapse. World problems like population growth, species extinction and global warming now defy the very best our current institutions can muster on a competent day. Meanwhile, in synch with Henry David Thoreau, "There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is hacking at the root." This volume is intended for the curious and judicious hackers at evil wishing to know how global institutions have been rigged to divest democracy of its demos, and what current global circumstances now beckon of the 99% who need to pay attention.

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Notions that democracy is imperilled do not elicit much gainsaying these days. Diminished civil liberties chill dissent, from town hall meetings to full throated Occupy protests. Massive downsizing of state commitments to social wellbeing usher draconian austerity across continents, not to mention the "inside jobs" of banking scandals keyed to global financial collapse. World problems like popula...

ALEXANDER KOUZMIN was a professor of Management in the Southern Cross Business School (2010 - 2011); Adjunct Professor of Management in the School of Management at the University of South Australia (2007 - 2010); and Honorary Professor in the College of Social Sciences at the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (2009 - 2011). He held a Chair in Management in the Graduate College of M...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 10.78 × 5.69 × 1.08 inPublished:December 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgements
List of Contributors
Introduction; M.T.Witt & A.P.Kakabadse
State Crimes Against Democracy: A Clarification of Connotations; J.Dixon, S.Spehr & J.Burke
Normalizing the SCAD Heuristic; C.Hinson
From a Fabric of Suspicion: The U.S. Constitution and Other Founding Dilemmas; L.deHaven-Smith
Auditing Moral Hazards for the Post-Global Financial Crisis (GFC) Leadership; A.Kakabadse, A.Kouzmin, N.K.Kakabadse & N.Mouraviev
Ideal Typing (in)visible Power in the Context of Oligarchic Isomorphisms; A.Kouzmin
The Social Construction of Race, Inequality and the Invisible Role of the State; C.Jensen
Unlimited & Unchecked Power: The Use of Secret Evidence Law; M.G.Alkadry
American Military-Education Convergence: Designing the Failure of Public Education; R.Simnjanovski

Privatising Vulnerability: The Downside to Shareholder-Value Maximization; N.K.Kakabadse & A.Kakabadse
The Determination of Behavioural Patterns in Tourism Destinations through Terrorism: Lessons from Crete, Greece; N.V.Pappas
Cultural Narratives, Early Occupy Movement, and the TEA Party: Are revolts against E-SCAD and SCAD; D.S Kuku-Siemons, J.Johannesson & H.Siemons
SCAD Alert: Occupy Wall Street is to Capitalism what Labor Unions were to Communism – a Systemic Contradiction that can be neither Swallowed nor Spit Out; M.Witt
Index