The Historicity of the Neoliberal State

  title={The Historicity of the Neoliberal State},
  author={Mathieu Hilgers},
  journal={Social Anthropology},
  • M. Hilgers
  • Published 1 February 2012
  • Political Science
  • Social Anthropology
Recent years have been marked by a proliferation of studies on neoliberalism. A considerable variety of topics has been investigated: health, education, labour, prisons, corporations, finance, history, cultural production and so on. But in spite of its diversity, most of this research bears in one way or another on the issue of the state in a neoliberal age. Some authors suggest that neoliberalism is characterised by the reduction of the state (Clarke and Newman 1997; Prassad 2006; Haque 2008… 
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