The shock doctrine

the rise of disaster capitalism

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The shock doctrine

the rise of disaster capitalism

  • 4.53 ·
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  • 23 Have read

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism is a 2007 book by the Canadian author and social activist Naomi Klein. In the book, Klein argues that neoliberal free market policies (as advocated by the economist Milton Friedman) have risen to prominence in some developed countries because of a deliberate strategy of "shock therapy". This centers on the exploitation of national crises (disasters or upheavals) to establish controversial and questionable policies, while citizens are too distracted (emotionally and physically) to engage and develop an adequate response, and resist effectively. The book advances the idea that some man-made events, such as the Iraq War, were undertaken with the intention of pushing through such unpopular policies in their wake.

Some reviewers criticized the book for making what they viewed as simplifications of political phenomena, while others lauded it as a compelling and important work. The book served as the main source of a 2009 documentary feature film with the same title directed by Michael Winterbottom.

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Publisher
A.A. Knopf Canada
Language
English
Pages
662

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Cover of: Doktryna szoku
Doktryna szoku: jak współczesny kapitalizm wykorzystuje klęski żywiołowe i kryzysy społeczne
2017, Warszawskie Wydawnictwo Literackie MUZA
in Polish
Cover of: La stratégie du choc
La stratégie du choc: la montée d'un capitalisme du désastre
2008, Leméac, Actes Sud, ACTES SUD
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The shock doctrine
2008, Penguin
in English
Cover of: The shock doctrine
The shock doctrine: the rise of disaster capitalism
2008, A.A. Knopf Canada
in English
Cover of: The shock doctrine
The shock doctrine: the rise of disaster capitalism
2008, Picador
in English
Cover of: Die Schock-Strategie
Die Schock-Strategie: Der Aufstieg des Katastrophen-Kapitalismus
2007, S. Fischer Verlag
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The shock doctrine: the rise of disaster capitalism
2007, Metropolitan Books, Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Chockdoktrinen
Chockdoktrinen: katastrofkapitalismens genombrott
2007, Ordfront
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Cover of: De la autora de NO LOGO La Doctrina del Shock

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Toronto, ON

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Library of Congress
HC, HB95 .K54 2007

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662 p. ;
Number of pages
662

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OL19302680M
Internet Archive
shockdoctrineris0000klei_f6e9
ISBN 13
9780676978001
OCLC/WorldCat
74556458
Library Thing
2808230
Goodreads
2051433

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