The SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism

The SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism

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Over the last two decades, 'neoliberalism' has emerged as a key concept within a range of social science disciplines including sociology, political science, human geography, anthropology, political economy, and cultural studies.

The SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism showcases the cutting edge of contemporary scholarship in this field by bringing together a team of global experts. Across seven key sections, the handbook explores the different ways in which neoliberalism has been understood and the key questions about the nature of neoliberalism:

Part 1: Perspectives

Part 2: Sources

Part 3: Variations and Diffusions

Part 4: The State

Part 5: Social and Economic Restructuring

Part 6: Cultural Dimensions

Part 7: Neoliberalism and Beyond

This handbook is the key reference text for scholars and graduate students engaged in the growing field of neoliberalism.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 720 pages
  • 184 x 246 x 38.1mm | 1,410g
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • First Edition
  • 1412961726
  • 9781412961721
  • 1,634,023

Table of contents

Part 01: Perspectives
Chapter 1: Actually Existing Neoliberalism - Jamie Peck, Neil Brenner and Nik Theodore
Chapter 2: International Financial Institutions as Agents of Neoliberalism - Sarah Babb and Alexander Kentikelenis
Chapter 3: Neoliberalism in World Perspective: Southern Origins and Southern Dynamics - Nour Dados and Raewyn Connell
Chapter 4: Foucault and the Neoliberalism Controversy - Mitchell Dean
Chapter 5: Neoliberalism as a Class-Based Project - Neil Davidson
Chapter 6: Ideas and the Rise of Neoliberalism in Europe - Vivien A. Schmidt
Part 02: Sources
Chapter 7: Neoliberal Thought Collectives: Integrating Social Science and Intellectual History - Dieter Plehwe
Chapter 8: Planning the 'Free' Market: The Genesis and Rise of Chicago Neoliberalism - Robert Van Horn and Edward Nik-Khah
Chapter 9: Neoliberal Turn in the Discipline of Economics: Depoliticization Through Economization - Yahya M. Madra and Fikret Adaman
Chapter 10: Embedding Neoliberalism: The Theoretical Practices of Hayek and Friedman - Joao Rodrigues
Chapter 11: Neoliberalism: Rise, Decline and Future Prospects - John Quiggin
Chapter 12: Gary Becker: Neoliberalism's Economic Imperialist - June Carbone
Chapter 13: The Neoliberal Origins of the Third Way: How Chicago, Virginia and Bloomington Shaped Clinton and Blair - Daniel Stedman Jones
Chapter 14: Contemporary Anglo-Saxon Neoliberalism is Not German Ordoliberalism - Brigitte Young
Part 03: Variations and Diffusions
Chapter 15: Foucault, Neoliberalism and Europe - Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval, Translated by Melinda Cooper
Chapter 16: The Rise and Fall (and Rise Again?) of Neoliberalism in Latin America - Peter Kingstone
Chapter 17: China and Neoliberalism: Moving Beyond the China is/is not Neoliberal Dichotomy - Isabella M. Weber
Chapter 18: Neoliberalism in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union - Gareth Dale and Adam Fabry
Chapter 19: Neoliberalisation of European Social Democracy: Transmissions and Dispositions - Magnus Ryner
Chapter 20: Neoliberalism and Supra-National Institutions - Nitsan Chorev
Part 04: The State
Chapter 21: The Neoliberal State: Power Against 'Politics' - William Davies
Chapter 22: Neoliberalism, Crime and Criminal Justice - Pat O'Malley
Chapter 23: CO2 as Neoliberal Fetish: The Love of Crisis and the Depoliticized Immuno-Biopolitics of Climate Change Governance - Erik Swyngedouw
Chapter 24: Neoliberalizing the Welfare State: Marketizing Social Policy/Disciplining Clients - Sanford F. Schram
Chapter 25: Religious Neoliberalism - Jason Hackworth
Chapter 26: Monetary Policy and Neoliberalism - Alfredo Saad-Filho
Chapter 27: Neoliberalism and Workfare: Schumpeterian or Ricardian? - Bob Jessop
Chapter 28: Progressive Politics Under Neoliberalism - David Coates
Chapter 29: Neoliberalism and Republicanism: Economic Rule of Law and Law as Concrete Order (Nomos) - Miguel Vatter
Chapter 30: Neoliberalism and Democracy: A Foucauldian Perspective on Public Choice Theory, Ordoliberalism, and the Concept of the Public Good - Mark Olssen
Part 05: Social and Economic Restructuring
Chapter 31: The Neoliberal Remaking of the Working Class - Kim Moody
Chapter 32: Governing the System: Risk, Finance and Neoliberal Reason - Martijn Konings
Chapter 33: Neoliberalism, Inequality, and Capital Accumulation - David M. Kotz
Chapter 34: Corporate Power and Neoliberalism - Joshua Barkan
Chapter 35: Disciplinary Neoliberalism, the Tyranny of Debt and the 1% - Tim Di Muzio
Chapter 36: Neoliberalism's Gender Order - Lisa Adkins
Chapter 37: Neoliberalism and the Urban - Margit Mayer
Chapter 38: Austerity as Tragedy? From Neoliberal Governmentality to the Critique of Late Capitalist Control - Nicholas Kiersey
Chapter 39: Neoliberalism and Global Health - Aaron Shakow, Robert Yates and Salmaan Keshavjee
Part 06: Cultural Dimensions
Chapter 40: Neoliberalism and Media - Sean Phelan
Chapter 41: Neoliberalism and the University - Michael A. Peters and Petar Jandric
Chapter 42: Neoliberalism, the Knowledge-Based Economy and the Entrepreneur as Metaphor - Tomas Marttila
Chapter 43: The Emotional Logic of Neoliberalism: Reflexivity and Instrumentality in Three Theoretical Traditions - Sam Binkley
Chapter 44: From Neoliberalizing Research to Researching Neoliberalism: STS, Rentiership and the Emergence of Commons 2.0 - Kean Birch, David Tyfield and Margaret Chiappetta
Part 07: Neoliberalism and Beyond
Chapter 45: Resistance to Neoliberalism Before and Since the Global Financial Crisis - Owen Worth
Chapter 46: No More Room in Hell: Neoliberalism as Living Dead - Simon Springer
Chapter 47: Neoliberalism and the Left: Before and After the Crisis - David J. Bailey
Chapter 48: Neoliberalism, Development and Resilience - Julian Reid
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Review quote

Amidst the waves of socio-economic troubles roiling the world, neoliberalism has often been identified as an explanatory cause. Yet dissecting the neoliberal body - along the lines of its historical gestation, behaviour, convulsions, and adaptability - is a very difficult enquiry. Organised around a stellar cast of perceptive writers, this SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism is the go-to volume for understanding these problems. Not only does it shed fresh light on many established topics, but the book pushes the study of neoliberalism into new territory, in the process adding further complexity to the neoliberal condition. -- Matthew Eagleton-Pierce From the analyses of globalisation in the 1990s onwards, neoliberalism has become a widely studied phenomenon. And yet, its meaning has often been more assumed than closely defined and there has been little agreement on what it actually constitutes. Bringing together scholars from different disciplines and critically engaging with neoliberalism in a range of varied contexts, this Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of, and engagement with, this concept. This is a welcome, state-of-the-art volume, which will become essential reading across the Social Sciences and Humanities for staff and students alike. -- Andreas Bieler Comprehensive in coverage and elegantly organized, this collection of thoughtful essays probes the history, varieties, political economy and socio-cultural logic of neoliberalism - the signature paradigm of our time. An indispensable resource for researchers and students interested in grasping the dynamics of crisis and change in contemporary capitalism. -- William K. Carroll This is easily the most comprehensive survey of neoliberalism available, covering the contested meanings of the term, its political and intellectual origins, institutional shape, geographic diffusion, and implications across a wide range of domains. The editors have assembled a formidable set of contributors, including many who themselves played a central role in defining and debating how best to understand neoliberalism. Also welcome in this volume is a recognition of the limits to neoliberalism and the ways in which resistance to it has reshaped the terrain of contemporary capitalism. -- Chris Howell
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About Damien Cahill

Melinda Cooper graduated from the University of Paris VIII in 2001and is now Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Sydney. Her research focuses on the broad areas of social studies of finance, biomedical economies, neoliberalism and new social conservatisms. She has published two books on the political economy of the life sciences - Life as Surplus: Biotechnology and Capitalism in the Neoliberal Era (University of Washington Press 2008) and Clinical Labor: Tissue Donors and Research Subjects in the Global Bioeconomy (Duke University Press 2014), cowritten with Catherine Waldby. Her more recent work returns to questions of political theory and political economy and is specifically interested in the alliance between neoliberal and new conservative political currents that crystallized in mid-1970s America. She has recently completed a manuscript Family Values: Between Neoliberalism and the New Social Conservatism, which attempts to explain this alliance and its political manifestations from the Reagan revolution onwards. The book is due to be published in Zone Book(1)s Near Futures series in late 2016 or early 2017. She is one of the editors of the Journal of Cultural Economy and (with Martijn Konings) of the Duke University Press book series Transactions: Critical Studies in Finance, Economy and Theory.
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