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The Resource Democracy for sale : dark money and dirty politics, Peter Geoghegan, (electronic resource)

Democracy for sale : dark money and dirty politics, Peter Geoghegan, (electronic resource)

Label
Democracy for sale : dark money and dirty politics
Title
Democracy for sale
Title remainder
dark money and dirty politics
Statement of responsibility
Peter Geoghegan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A compulsively readable, carefully researched account of how a malignant combination of rightwing ideology, secretive money (much of it from the US) and weaponisation of social media have shaped contemporary British (and to a limited extent, European) politics... Remarkable'Observer, Book of the Week. Democracy is in crisis, and unaccountable and untraceable flows of money are helping to destroy it. Politicians lie gleefully, making wild claims that can be shared instantly with millions of people on social media. Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Jair Bolsonaro and populists in many other countries are the beneficiaries. Peter Geoghegan is a diligent, brilliant guide through a shadowy world of dark money and digital disinformation stretching from Westminster to Washington, and far beyond. He shows how antiquated electoral laws are broken with impunity, how secretive lobbying bends our politics out of shape, and how Silicon Valley tech giants have colluded in selling out democracy. Geoghegan investigates politicians, fabulously well-funded partisan think tanks, propagandists who know how to game a rigged system, and the campaigners and regulators valiantly trying to stop them. Democracy for Sale is the story of how money, vested interests and digital skulduggery are eroding trust in democracy – and a powerful account of what must be done about it. Praise for Democracy for Sale:'Thorough, gripping and vitally important'Oliver Bullough'A brilliant description of the dark underbelly of modern democracy. Everyone should read it'Anne Applebaum'A compelling and very readable story of the ongoing corruption of our government and therefore ourselves'Anthony Barnett'As urgent as it is illuminating'Fintan O'Toole'This urgent, vital book is essential reading for anyone who wants to make sense of our politics'Carole Cadwalladr'This forensic and highly readable book shows how so many of our democratic processes have moved into the murky, unregulated spaces of globalisation and digital innovation'Peter Pomerantsev'A call to arms for all those who value democracy'Herald'Geoghegan's words are those of someone who is prepared to keep fighting to defend and revitalise what shadows of democracy still remain.--
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Geoghegan, Peter
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Ebsco eBook Collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Campaign funds
  • Political corruption
  • Democracy
Label
Democracy for sale : dark money and dirty politics, Peter Geoghegan, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ybp301242358
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781789546026
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1179969963
Label
Democracy for sale : dark money and dirty politics, Peter Geoghegan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=2359571
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ybp301242358
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781789546026
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1179969963

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