Neoliberalism : A Critical Reader

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Neoliberalism is the dominant ideology shaping our world today. It dictates the policies of governments, and shapes the actions of key institutions such as the WTO, IMF, World Bank and European Central Bank. Its political and economic implications can hardly be overstated.Yet there are obvious problems with the neoliberal project. This book is a perfect introduction to neoliberalism that is ideal for anyone seeking a critical perspective. It explains the nature, history, strengths, weaknesses and implications of neoliberalism from the point of view of radical political economics. Short, self-contained chapters are written by leading experts in each field. The books is organised in three parts: the first section outlining neoliberal theory, the second exploring how neoliberalism has affected various policy areas, and a third looking at how neoliberal policies have played out in particular regions of the world. Using a broad range of left economic perspectives, from post-Keynesian to Marxist, this is a great resource for students of politics and economics, and anyone looking for a grounded critical approach to this broad more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 20mm | 358.34g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745322980
  • 9780745322988
  • 397,161

About Alfredo Saad-Filho

Alfredo Saad-Filho is Professor of Political Economy at SOAS, University of London. He is the author of The Value of Marx: Political Economy for Contemporary Capitalism (Routledge, 2002), co-author of Marx's 'Capital' (Pluto, 2016), Neoliberalism: A Critical Reader (Pluto, 2005) and the Elgar Companion to Marxist Economics (Elgar, 2012) Deborah Johnston is a Lecturer in Development Economics at SOAS. She has worked on labour markets and poverty, and has undertaken consultancy work in the UK, Russia and in a number of countries in more

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'This scholarly yet deeply engaged book will do much to to put the record straight on what neo-liberalism is and what its actual effects have been on those who have gained from it and the much larger numbers who have been afflicted by it' -- Professor Leslie Sklair, London School of Economics 'Some of the most incisive students of neoliberalism gather together to present a stunning indictment of the destructiveness of the already discredited right-wing economic regime' -- Professor Michael Perelman, California State Universityshow more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Contributors Introduction by Alfredo Saad-Filho and Deborah Johnston Part 1: Theoretical Perspectives 1. The Neoliberal (Counter-)Revolution by Gerard Dumenil and Dominique Levy 2. From Keynesianism to Neoliberalism. Shifting Paradigms in Economics by Thomas I. Palley 3. Mainstream Economics in the Neoliberal Era by Costas Lapavitsas 4. The Economic Mythology of Neoliberalism by Anwar Shaikh 5. The Neoliberal Theory of Society by Simon Clarke 6. Neoliberalism and Politics, and the Politics of Neoliberalism by Ronaldo Munck 7. Neoliberalism, Globalisation and International Relations by Alejandro Colas Part 2: Surveying the Landscape 8. Neoliberalism and Primitive Accumulation in LDCs by Terence J. Byres 9. Neoliberal Globalization. Imperialism without Empires? by Hugo Radice 10. Neoliberalism in International Trade. Sound Economics or a Question of Faith? by Sonali Deranyiagala 11. `A Haven of Familiar Monetary Practice' The Neoliberal Dream in International Money and Finance by Jan Toporowski 12. From Washington to Post-Washington Consensus. Neoliberal Agendas for Economic Development by Alfredo Saad-Filho 13. Foreign Aid, Neoliberalism and US Imperialism by Henry Veltmeyer and James Petras 14. Sticks and Carrots for Farmers in Developing Countries. Agrarian Neoliberal in Theory and Practice by Carlos Oya 15. Poverty and Distribution. Back on the Neoliberal Agenda? by Deborah Johnston 16. The Welfare State and Neoliberalism by Susanne MacGregor 17. Neoliberalism, the New Right and Sexual Politics by Lesley Hoggart 18. Neoliberal Agendas for Higher Education by Les Levidow 19. Neoliberalism and Civil Society. Project and Possibilities by Subir Sinha 20. Neoliberalism and Democracy. Market Power versus Democratic Power by Arthur MacEwan 21. Neoliberalism and the Third Way by Philip Arestis and Malcom Sawyer Part 3: Neoliberal Experiences 22. The Birth of Neoliberalism in the US. A Reorganisation of Capitalism by Al Campbell 23. The Neoliberal Experience of the UK - Philip Arestis and Malcom Sawyer 24. European Integration as a Vehicle of Neoliberal Hegemony by John Milios 25. Neoliberalism. The Eastern European Frontier by Jan Toporowski 26. The Political Economy of Neoliberalism in Latin America by Alfredo Saad-Filho 27. Neoliberalism in Sub-Saharan Africa. From Structural Adjustment to NEPAD by Patrick Bond 28. Neoliberalism and South Asia. The Case of a Narrowing Discourse by Matthew McCartney 29. Assessing Neoliberalism in Japan by Makoto Itoh 30. Neoliberal Restructuring of Capital Relations in East and Southeast Asia by Dae-oup Changshow more

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