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What is Neoliberalism

  title={What is Neoliberalism},
  author={Dag Einar Thorsen and Amund Lie},
The concept of „neoliberalism‟ has, during the past twenty years or so, become quite widespread in some political and academic debates. Several authors have even suggested that neoliberalism is „the dominant ideology shaping our world today‟, and that we live in an „age of neoliberalism‟. The overshadowing importance accorded by some to the phenomenon of neoliberalism does not signify, however, that it is a clearly defined concept. We suggest in this article that while the concept itself has… 

He_rtland: The Violence of Neoliberalism

Perhaps, under the consciousness of today, “neoliberalism” has defined our world during the previous and current centuries more than any other socioeconomic system. But the evolution of this

Not Just Neoliberalism

Recent scholarship in science, technology, and society has emphasized the neoliberal character of science today. This article draws on the history of US science and technology (S&T) policy to argue

Labyrinths of neoliberalism: A brief review of the history of the term and the diversity of concepts

The paper analyzes one of the most used and most common terms today. Because of that ?familiarity? and general ?comprehensibility?, it often happens that the term neoliberalism as a commonplace

Neoliberalism and the Far-Right: A Contradictory Embrace

This article examines the contradictory relationship between neoliberalism and the politics of the far-right. It seeks to identify and explain the divergence of the ‘economic’ and the social/cultural

How Labour Made Neoliberalism

Critical explanations of neoliberalism regularly adhere to a dominant narrative as to the form and implementation of the neoliberal policy revolution, positing neoliberalism in its vanguard period as

Neoliberalism and the Biophysical Environment: A Synthesis and Evaluation of the Research

This article both synthesizes and critically evaluates a now large, multi-disciplinary body of published research that examines the neoliberalization of environmental regulation, management, and

Introduction To Themed Section: Neoliberalism’s Afterlives: States Of Neoliberalism, Power And Resistance In Post-Crisis Societies

Despite neoliberalism’s contested status, its ‘rascal’ character (Peck et al., 2010), and its shadowy existence (Mudge, 2014), there has been a further surge of interest in neoliberalism since the

Neoliberal Development and Struggle Against It: The Importance of Social Class, Mystification and Feasibility

ABSTRACTIn this article I introduce and develop neoliberalism through a discussion of Marxism and the way that classed mystification and feasibility are crucial concepts for understanding the

The future of the humanities in today’s neoliberal environment

This paper approaches the decline in the study and teaching of the humanities within the university context from a global financial perspective. As humanities departments are either closed down or

How can you be a Christian and an economist? The meaning of the Accra Declaration for today

The Accra Declaration offers a narrow ideological interpretation of the modern economy and proceeds to reject neoliberalism as the ideological foundation thereof. This article, in its comment on the



Is Liberalism Now an Essentially Contested Concept?

In contemporary English-language political theory, conversations between liberals and their critics have been largely superseded by arguments among those placing themselves under the liberal

The Political Thought of Neo-Liberalism

In the new, partly-developed theories it is the central prejudice that the state is a machine with a single spring which gives motion to the infinite remaining wheels. . . . The pedantic passion to


Professor Hayek has now developed more fully a system of political and social thought dedicated to liberty and based on the thesis that only through liberty can the spirit of civilization survive.

The Communitarian Critique of Liberalism

Intellectual fashions are notoriously short-lived, very much like fashions in popular music, art, or dress. But there are certain fashions that seem regularly to reappear. Like pleated trousers or

The theoretical foundations of liberalism

  • S. Mulhall
  • Philosophy
    European Journal of Sociology
  • 1987
The publication of John Rawls' A Theory of Justice in 1972 inaugurated a new era in Anglo-American political theory by providing a sophisticated and complex paradigm of liberal political diagnosis of

A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960.

Writing in the June 1965 issue of theEconomic Journal, Harry G. Johnson begins with a sentence seemingly calibrated to the scale of the book he set himself to review: "The long-awaited monetary

The Road to Serfdom

  • G. Catlin
  • History, Political Science
  • 1944
THERE are some who regard this War as liable to become economically a war against the middle class, as indeed the War of 1914ndash;18 was as touching the middle classes in Germany. Even were this the

The world is flat : the globalized world in the twenty-first century

The beginning of the twenty-first century will be remembered, Friedman argues, not for military conflicts or political events, but for a whole new age of globalization a flattening' of the world. The

America at the Crossroads . Democracy , Power and the Neoconservative Legacy

Also under review: The Good Fight: Why Liberals – and Only Liberals – Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again, Peter Beinart, HarperCollins, 2006, 304 pp; Anti-Totalitarianism: The

民主新论 = The theory of democracy revisited

Part 2 The classical issues: what is democracy? definition, proof, and preference - are definitions arbitrary?, a criticism of conventionalism, words as experience carriers, the search for proof, a