Neoliberalism

Neoliberalism

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For over three decades neoliberalism has remained the dominant economic ideology. Whilst it may have emerged relatively unscathed from the global financial crisis in 2008, neoliberalism is now - more than ever - the focus of intense scrutiny and debate from critics who argue that it has failed to live up to its many promises delivering instead an increasingly unequal and unhappy world. This book offers a nuanced and probing analysis of the meaning and practical application of neoliberalism in the contemporary world. It guides readers through the current debates around the definition and character of neoliberalism, separating myth from reality and outlining competing approaches to this pervasive doctrine. Drawing on examples such as the growth of finance, the role of corporate power and the rise of workfare and inequality, the book advances a balanced but distinctive perspective on neoliberalism as involving the interaction of political economic ideas, processes of material economic change and a series of political transformations.
It also considers the resilience of neoliberalism in the current climate of political disenchantment and economic austerity and explores what some proclaim as the impending death of neoliberalism and what can be done about it. Clearly and accessibly written, this book will be a valuable resource for students and scholars across the social sciences
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 141 x 215 x 15mm | 254g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0745695531
  • 9780745695532
  • 56,458

Table of contents

CONTENTS
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Neoliberalism in Historical Perspective
2. Neoliberal Finance
3. Work and Welfare
4. Corporate Power
5. Power, Inequality and Democracy
6. Crisis and Resilience
References
Index
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"This is a first-class text from two expert authors who make difficult ideas and arcane concepts highly accessible to the general reader without sacrificing the quality of the analysis or original contributions."
Colin Crouch, Professor Emeritus of the University of Warwick and an external scientific member of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne

"If you are looking for an accessible guide to the complexities of neoliberalism, or for a comprehensive introduction to dominant trends in advanced capitalism, look no further."
David Coates, Wake Forest University
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"This is a first-class text from two authors highly expert on this topic. Some difficult ideas and arcane concepts are made highly accessible to the general reader without sacrificing the quality of the analysis, while they also make some original contributions particularly in the chapter on financialization." Colin Crouch, University of Warwick "If you are looking for an accessible guide to the complexities of neoliberalism, or for a comprehensive introduction to dominant trends in advanced capitalism, you need look no further. This superb introduction is here" David Coates, Wake Forest University
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About Damien Cahill

Damien Cahill is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. Martijn Konings is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney.
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