Neoliberalism in Action

  title={Neoliberalism in Action},
  author={Maurizio Lazzarato},
  journal={Theory, Culture \& Society},
  pages={109 - 133}
  • M. Lazzarato
  • Published 1 November 2009
  • Economics
  • Theory, Culture & Society
This paper draws from Foucault’s analysis of liberalism and neoliberalism to reconstruct the mechanisms and the means whereby neoliberalism has transformed society into an ‘enterprise society’ based on the market, competition, inequality, and the privilege of the individual. It highlights the role of financialization, neglected by Foucault, as a key apparatus in achieving this transformation. It elaborates the strategies of individualization, insecuritization and depoliticization used as part… 

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