A Brief History of Neoliberalism

OUP Oxford, 4 janv. 2007 - 256 pages
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Neoliberalism - the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action - has become dominant in both thought and practice throughout much of the world since 1970 or so. Its spread has depended upon a reconstitution of state powers such that privatization, finance, and market processes are emphasized. State interventions in the economy are minimized, while the obligations of the state to provide for the welfare of its citizens are diminished. David Harvey, author of 'The New Imperialism' and 'The Condition of Postmodernity', here tells the political-economic story of where neoliberalization came from and how it proliferated on the world stage. While Thatcher and Reagan are often cited as primary authors of this neoliberal turn, Harvey shows how a complex of forces, from Chile to China and from New York City to Mexico City, have also played their part. In addition he explores the continuities and contrasts between neoliberalism of the Clinton sort and the recent turn towards neoconservative imperialism of George W. Bush. Finally, through critical engagement with this history, Harvey constructs a framework not only for analyzing the political and economic dangers that now surround us, but also for assessing the prospects for the more socially just alternatives being advocated by many oppositional movements.

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First and foremost, this is a great reference for the recent history of capitalism. I got the book only to browse through some of the themes I was wondering about, but ended up reading it twice ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: A Brief History of Neoliberalism

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This book is at its best when it's delivering on exactly what its title promises - a cursory recapitulation of the development and implementation of the neoliberal agenda. Of particular value is the ... Consulter l'avis complet

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1Freedoms Just Another Word
2The Construction of Consent
3The Neoliberal State
4Uneven Geographical Developments
5Neoliberalism with Chinese Characteristics
6Neoliberalism on Trial
7Freedoms Prospect
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