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Universalisation of liberal democracy, American exceptionalism and racism

Author(s): Mariela Cuadro

Journal: Transcience : a Journal of Global Studies
ISSN 2191-1150

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 30;
Date: 2011;
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The hegemonic idea of liberal democracy was one of the axes of the most recent interventionist policies of the United States and has its roots in American exceptionalism, understood as a fervent nationalism. Indeed, an idea of superiority underlies it. The paper affirms that it becomes a form of racism that we will label cultural racism utilizing the toolbox of Foucauldian thinking.

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