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the rise of disaster capitalism

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The shock doctrine

the rise of disaster capitalism

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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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Doktryna szoku: jak współczesny kapitalizm wykorzystuje klęski żywiołowe i kryzysy społeczne
2017, Warszawskie Wydawnictwo Literackie MUZA
in Polish
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The shock doctrine: the rise of disaster capitalism
2008, Picador
in English
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The shock doctrine
2008, Penguin
in English
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The shock doctrine: the rise of disaster capitalism
2008, A.A. Knopf Canada
in English
Cover of: Die Schock-Strategie
Die Schock-Strategie: Der Aufstieg des Katastrophen-Kapitalismus
2007, S. Fischer Verlag
Hardcover in German
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Chockdoktrinen: katastrofkapitalismens genombrott
2007, Ordfront
in Swedish
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The shock doctrine: the rise of disaster capitalism
2007, Metropolitan Books
Hardcover in English

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D856, HB95 .K54 2007

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OL24604777M
Internet Archive
shockdoctriner00unse
ISBN 10
0312427999
LCCN
2007018652

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