Neoliberalism as exception

@inproceedings{Ong2006NeoliberalismAE,
  title={Neoliberalism as exception},
  author={Aihwa Ong},
  year={2006}
}
Neoliberalism is commonly viewed as an economic doctrine that seeks to limit the scope of government. Some consider it a form of predatory capitalism with adverse effects on the Global South. In this groundbreaking work, Aihwa Ong offers an alternative view of neoliberalism as an extraordinarily malleable technology of governing that is taken up in different ways by different regimes, be they authoritarian, democratic, or communist. Ong shows how East and Southeast Asian states are making… 

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