Neoliberalism: From New Liberal Philosophy to Anti-Liberal Slogan

@article{Boas2009NeoliberalismFN,
  title={Neoliberalism: From New Liberal Philosophy to Anti-Liberal Slogan},
  author={Taylor C. Boas and Jordan Gans-Morse},
  journal={Studies in Comparative International Development},
  year={2009},
  volume={44},
  pages={137-161}
}
In recent years, neoliberalism has become an academic catchphrase. Yet, in contrast to other prominent social science concepts such as democracy, the meaning and proper usage of neoliberalism curiously have elicited little scholarly debate. Based on a content analysis of 148 journal articles published from 1990 to 2004, we document three potentially problematic aspects of neoliberalism’s use: the term is often undefined; it is employed unevenly across ideological divides; and it is used to… 

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