However, many populist parties represent a real threat to democracy. Even if at first impact populist movements embody the values of democracy, as they address the most disadvantaged and the most affected population by the economic crisis and the immigration; in fact, it is not. Populist parties exploit social and economic problems to gain people’s trust and to obtain a seat in the government; they achieve it by relying on people’s sensitivity and invoking the national values in which the real people identifies. In my opinion, populist parties represent a threat to democracy as they do not depict the problems as they are. Instead, they rely on the injustices and accuse the EU of being the source which causes the adoption of austere policies damaging the large part of the population while favouring elite groups.
Living in a democratic country is a privilege considering, we are not controlled by one, rather the members of a state have a say. Without unity, democracy may be at risk because citizens may opt out of democratic engagement. “Isolation Bad for Democracy” written by Tom Sandborn, covers topics on how this dilemma has various solutions. During these modern times, our economy is constantly fluctuating causing people to move, following their work. Socially, we may feel connected to our peers, but when it comes to reality there is a strong disconnection between human interactions.
Karl Marx and Max Weber both agreed that capitalism generates alienation in modern societies, but the cause for it were both different. For Marx it is due to economic inequality in where the capitalist thinks that the workers worth nothing more than a source of labour, that can be employed and dismissed at will. This causes the workers to be dehumanised by their jobs (in the past, routine factory work and in the present-day, managing demands on a computer), which leads to the workers finding slight satisfaction and feeling incapable of improving their situation. It was noted by Marx four methods on how capitalism alienates workers. The first, is alienation from the function of working.
Locke would not be in favor of wealth redistribution because he does not believe the government should have the power to take another’s property. Locke would be in favor of the idea that it is, in fact, possible to work your way up in society, through hard work and determination. Locke does not think things have to be equal and fair when it comes to private property. He would tell these people to find an area that they excel and work very hard in order to achieve economic
Thus, religion would create sloth and indolence in modern commercial society by cutting productive which can hinder the national economy as well as technological developments. This would negatively impact the economic interest of the individual and of the
North Americans and Europeans obviously frustrate Kincaid with their habits of tourism and how they act in their society. “Wealth and power are in the hands of very few, all of whom, in Kincaids view are corrupt and indifferent to the welfare of the people”(Byerman 93), Kincaid shows how the Europeans how so much more power than Antiguans but instead of using that power and wealth to help the ones in need they use it to help themselves and behave however they like. The Marxist lens also analyzes how the government doesn 't care about the welfare of the people same as the Europeans. “If you were to ask why you would be told
Alienation is the separation of an individual from others and the feeling of lack of involvement and pointlessness (Marsh, 1996). According to Marsh (1996), Marx saw alienation as a central feature of capitalism. Workers are alienated from their work because their activity is competitive rather than cooperative and above all, it is controlled by someone else (Marsh, 1996). Human alienation’s increase reaches its height in a capitalistic society when the gain of capital and the demand for profit dominate all other requirements (Haralambos and Holborn, 2008). This is where we see that capitalism is based on the exploitation of the proletariat workers by the bourgeoisie (Mandel, 1976).
As we open Weber’s theory there were three areas of importance within the stratification of society. He looks at economic power, similar to Marx, but also adds in social status and party to this determination. With the three of these determinants, there becomes multiple possible positions within society in contrast to Marx and his ‘bipolar model’ (Giddens, 2013:486). Weber found more than the mere economic. He found this to be,”” naked” money power” and felt it did not recognise a basis to people’s social honour in society.
The biggest challenge which these countries faced was that their political-economic structure was how their underdeveloped economies were made to facilitate growth to the global capitalist (this sentence is confusing) These economies were now competing with each other with already developed countries(this too) These first world countries used their Multinational Corporations to further exploit the resources of the third world countries today. Today there is something called neo-imperialism which is mainly about structures of control. These structures are the World Bank, International Monetary Fund or multinational corporations that exert neo-imperialism around the world. Some suggest that neo-liberalism and free trade is about imperialism. Many make the argument that we are still living in a world characterized by
These principles allow the bourgeoisie to exploit the proletariat by paying them a wage that is less than the market value of the goods and services that they produce. Marxists see TNCs as contributing to the exploitation and oppression of the working class. Followers of this theory argue the centralisation and concentration of capital visible in the form of TNCs is a key feature of imperialism, whereby dominance is expressed in the global economy. In this case, the state is seen as the representative of class interests rather than the expression of the harmony of communal interests posited by economic