History & Politics
My name is Shaanveer Diu; I am a third year Politics student at Coventry University. Through the past three years studying politics, in all discussion elitism has dominated as a key theme and has remained is at the centre of discussion, where there is an oppressor and the oppressed, for example through classism or colonialism.
When given the opportunity to construct a poster my immediate response was to look to money as the centre of American politics, beyond the obvious business force, Donald Trump, winning presidency in 2016. This poster looks at interest groups and the importance of money, not only to get a foot in the door but taking it a step further demonstrating that large corporations and businesses actually dominate over legislation and the political engineerings of Congress. The presentation looks to large corporations as the enemy of liberal democratic progress and values as such things have been dismissed in light of satisfying the corporate world.
"Congress' accountability to their constituents is tainted as corporations' interests take priority over constituents' (Raja 2020). Congress thus acts as a mere smokescreen as the corporate world dictates legislation."
"Interest groups that act as a channel of representation for the nation, in particular minority groups are denied access as a result of prioritising Wall Street demands and the economy above all else (Pahnke 2020)."