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Democracy for sale : dark money and dirty politics / Peter Geoghegan.

By: Geoghegan, Peter.
Publisher: London : Head of Zeus, 2021Description: 374 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781789546033; 9781789546040.Subject(s): Campaign funds | Democracy | Political corruptionAdditional physical formats: ebook version :: No titleDDC classification: 324.78
Contents:
1. Introduction -- 2. Democracy on leave? -- 3. The bad boys of Brexit -- 4. The DUP's dark money -- 5. The party within a party -- 6. The Atlantic Bridge to Global Britain -- 7. The Brexit influencing game -- 8. Digital gangsters -- 9. The dead cat -- 10. Making Europe great again -- 11. Democracy going dark -- 12. Cronyism in the time of Covid-19.
Summary: Democracy is in crisis, and unaccountable and untraceable flows of money are helping to destroy it. This is the story of how money, vested interests and digital skulduggery are eroding trust in democracy. Antiquated electoral laws are broken with impunity, secretive lobbying is bending our politics out of shape and Silicon Valley tech giants collude in selling out democracy. Politicians lie gleefully, making wild claims on social media.
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions June 2021
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Irish Collection 324.78 GEO (Browse shelf) Available 000417934

First published in 2020.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Introduction -- 2. Democracy on leave? -- 3. The bad boys of Brexit -- 4. The DUP's dark money -- 5. The party within a party -- 6. The Atlantic Bridge to Global Britain -- 7. The Brexit influencing game -- 8. Digital gangsters -- 9. The dead cat -- 10. Making Europe great again -- 11. Democracy going dark -- 12. Cronyism in the time of Covid-19.

Democracy is in crisis, and unaccountable and untraceable flows of money are helping to destroy it.
This is the story of how money, vested interests and digital skulduggery are eroding trust in democracy. Antiquated electoral laws are broken with impunity, secretive lobbying is bending our politics out of shape and Silicon Valley tech giants collude in selling out democracy. Politicians lie gleefully, making wild claims on social media.

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