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Neoliberalism is easily one of the most powerful concepts to emerge within the social sciences in the last two decades, and the number of scholars who write about this dynamic and unfolding process of socio-spatial transformation is astonishing. Even more surprising though is that there has, until now, not been an attempt to provide a wide-ranging volume that engages with the multiple registers in which neoliberalism has evolved. The Handbook of Neoliberalism seeks to offer a wide-ranging overview of the phenomenon of neoliberalism by examining a number of ways that it has been theorized, promoted, critiqued, and put into practice in a variety of geographical locations and institutional frameworks. With contributions from over 50 leading authors working at institutions around the world, the volume's seven sections provide a systematic overview of neoliberalism's origins, political implications, social tensions, knowledge productions, spaces, natures and environments, and aftermaths in addressing ongoing and emerging debates. The volume aims to provide the first comprehensive overview of the field and to advance the established and emergent debates in a field that has grown exponentially over the past two decades, coinciding with the meteoric rise of neoliberalism as a hegemonic ideology, state form, policy and program, and governmentality. It includes a substantive introductory chapter and will serve as an invaluable resource for undergraduates, graduate students, and professional scholars alike.show more

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  • Hardback | 666 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 38.1mm | 1,270g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 14 black & white illustrations, 12 black & white tables, 7 black & white halftones, 7 black & white line drawings
  • 1138844004
  • 9781138844001
  • 1,757,497

About Simon Springer

Simon Springer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at University of Victoria, Canada. Kean Birch is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Science at York University, Canada. Julie MacLeavy is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Bristol, UK.show more

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'This extraordinary collection offers a comprehensive review of neoliberalism. It answers all questions you may have about neoliberalization including those you might be afraid to pose. A must read for all those who believe that a different world must be possible.' Erik Swyngedouw, MAE, Professor of Geography, School of Education, Environment and Development, Manchester University, UK 'Providing a comprehensive introduction to one of the most contentious terms in contemporary social science, this multi-disciplinary handbook draws together established scholars and new contributors. Collectively these authors offer an extraordinarily wide range of debates and perspectives, making this a landmark contribution to the field.' Wendy Larner, Provost and Professor of Human Geography, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand 'This is the most wide-ranging and multi-perspectival overview of neoliberalism available. The book is a true treasure trove where graduate students can find countless ideas for designing original research projects.' Henk Overbeek, Professor Emeritus of International Relations, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlandsshow more

Table of contents

Table of Contents List of Figures Acknowledgements List of Contributors Introduction: An Introduction to Neoliberalism Simon Springer, Kean Birch, Julie MacLeavy Part 1 - Origins Chapter 1: Historicising the Neoliberal Spirit of Capitalism Matthew Eagleton-Pierce Chapter 2: The Ascendency of Chicago Neoliberalism Edward Nik-Khah and Robert Van Horn Chapter 3: Neoliberalism and the Transnational Capitalist Class * William K. Carroll and J.P. Sapinski Chapter 4: Theorising Neoliberalization Kim England and Kevin Ward Chapter 5: Neoliberal Hegemony Dieter Plehwe Chapter 6: Governmentality at Work in Shaping a Critical Geographical Politics Nick Lewis Chapter 7: Neoliberalism in Question Phillip O'Neill and Sally Weller Chapter 8: Neoliberalism, Accomplished and Ongoing Stephanie L. Mudge Part 2 - Political Implications Chapter 9: Neoliberalism and Authoritarianism Ian Bruff Chapter 10: Neoliberalism and Citizenship Katharyne Mitchell Chapter 11: Development and Neoliberalism Doug Hill, Nave Wald, and Tess Guiney Chapter 12: Neoliberalism and the End of Democracy Jason Hickel Chapter 13: The Violence of Neoliberalism Simon Springer Chapter 14: Neoliberalism and the Biopolitical Imagination Nicholas Kiersey Chapter 15: Neoliberalism, Surveillance and Media Convergence Julie Cupples and Kevin Glynn Chapter 16: Resilience: A Right-Winger's Ploy? Vlad Mykhnenko Part 3 - Social Tensions Chapter 17: Race and Neoliberalism David J. Roberts Chapter 18: Gender and Neoliberalism: Young Women as Ideal Neoliberal Subjects Christina Scharff Chapter 19: Neoliberalizing Sex, Normativizing Love Sealing Cheng Chapter 20: Health and the Embodiment of Neoliberalism: Pathologies of Political-Economy from Climate Change and Austerity to Personal Responsibility Matthew Sparke Chapter 21: Neoliberalism and Welfare: The Deepening of a Market-Based Approach to Social Policy in the Age of Austerity Julie MacLeavy Chapter 22 Neoliberalism, labour and trade unionism Ben Jackson Chapter 23: The Commons Against Neoliberalism, the Commons of Neoliberalism, the Commons Beyond Neoliberalism Max Haiven Chapter 24: Retooling Social Reproduction for Neoliberal Times: The Example of the Social Economy Peter Graefe Part 4 - Knowledge Productions Chapter 25: Education, Neoliberalism, and Human Capital: Homo Economicus as "Entrepreneur of Himself" Michael A. Peters Chapter 26: Pedagogies of Neoliberalism Sheila L. Macrine Chapter 27: Financial Economics and Business Schools: Legitimating Corporate Monopoly, Reproducing Neoliberalism? Kean Birch Chapter 28: Neoliberalism Everywhere: Mobile Neoliberal Policy Russell Prince Chapter 29: Science, Innovation and Neoliberalism David Tyfield Chapter 30: Performing Neoliberalism: Practices, Power and Subject Formation Michael R. Glass Chapter 31: Neoliberalism as Austerity: The Theory, Practice, and Purpose of Fiscal Restraint Since the 1970s Heather Whiteside Chapter 32: The Housing Crisis in Neoliberal Britain: Free Market Think Tanks and the Production of Ignorance Tom Slater Part 5 - Spaces Chapter 33: Urban Neoliberalism: Rolling with the Changes in a Globalizing World Roger Keil Chapter 34: Neoliberalism and Rural Change: Land and Capital Concentration, and the Precariousness of Labour Cristobal Kay Chapter 35: The Heartlands of Neoliberalism and the Rise of the Austerity State Bob Jessop Chapter 36: Peripheries of Neoliberalism: Impacts, Resistance and Retroliberalism as Reincarnation Warwick E. Murray and John Overton Chapter 37: Neoliberal Geopolitics Susan M. Roberts Chapter 38: In the Spirit of Whiteness: Neoliberal Re-regulation, and the Simultaneous Opening and Hardening of National Territorial Boundaries Joseph Nevins Chapter 39: Housing and Home: Objects and Technologies of Neoliberal Governmentalities Rae Dufty-Jones Part 6 - Natures and Environments Chapter 40: Re-Regulating Socioecologies Under Neoliberalism Rosemary-Claire Collard, Jessica Dempsey, and James Rowe Chapter 41: Neoliberalism's Climate Larry Lohmann Chapter 42: Neoliberal Energies: Crisis, Governance and Hegemony Matthew Huber Chapter 43: Neoliberalizing Water Alex Loftus and Jessica Budds Chapter 44: The Neoliberalization of Agriculture: Regimes, Resistance, and Resilience Jamey Essex Chapter 45: Making Bodily Commodities: Transformations of Property, Object and Labour in the Neoliberal Bioeconomy Maria Fannin Chapter 46: Rethinking the Extractive/Productive Binary Under Neoliberalism Sonja Killoran-McKibbin and Anna Zalik Part 7 - Aftermaths Chapter 47: The Crisis of Neoliberalism Gerard Dumenil and Dominique Levy Chapter 48: Regulated Deregulation Manuel B. Aalbers Chapter 49: Neoliberalism Version 3+ James D. Sidaway and Reijer P Hendrikse Chapter 50: Postneoliberalism Ulrich Brand Chapter 51: Neoliberal Gothic Japhy Wilson Chapter 52: Everyday Contestations to Neoliberalism: Valuing and Harnessing Alternative Work Practices in a Neoliberal Society Richard J. White and Colin C. Williams Chapter 53: Our New Arms Mark Purcellshow more