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Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism's Stealth Revolution

@inproceedings{Brown2015UndoingTD,
  title={Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism's Stealth Revolution},
  author={Wendy Brown},
  year={2015}
}
  • W. Brown
  • Published 6 February 2015
  • Political Science
Neoliberal rationality -- ubiquitous today in statecraft and the workplace, in jurisprudence, education, and culture -- remakes everything and everyone in the image of homo oeconomicus. What happens when this rationality transposes the constituent elements of democracy into an economic register? In Undoing the Demos, Wendy Brown explains how democracy itself is imperiled. The demos disintegrates into bits of human capital; concerns with justice bow to the mandates of growth rates, credit… 
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