BOOKS & WRITING PROJECTS
Currently In Development
DASCISM: Democracy in Decline 
Dascism is my new term for devolving political ideology, style of governance, political movement and set of mechanisms for acquiring and keeping power that are associated with neo-politics where leaders excite a core base of followers from which to source their support and authority from. Dascism can be seen as an American political variant forming on the far-right and derives from the national-populist and neo-nationalist sentiment seen in multiple nations worldwide from the late 2010s to the early 2020s.  While it is true that Dascism is comparable to fascism there are important distinctions deserving of using this new term while pointing out that while there are parallels, there are also important dissimilarities. The term can also be applied to conservative-nationalist and national-populist movements in other Western democracies.
Read the full DASCISM book proposal and mini-summary of chapters here

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