The SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism
- Damien Cahill - University of Sydney
- Melinda Cooper - University of Sydney
- Martijn Konings - University of Sydney
- David Primrose - University of Sydney
Over the last two decades, ‘neoliberalism’ has emerged as a key concept within a range of social science disciplines including sociology, political science, human geography, anthropology, political economy, and cultural studies.
The SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism showcases the cutting edge of contemporary scholarship in this field by bringing together a team of global experts. Across seven key sections, the handbook explores the different ways in which neoliberalism has been understood and the key questions about the nature of neoliberalism:
Part 1: Perspectives
Part 2: Sources
Part 3: Variations and Diffusions
Part 4: The State
Part 5: Social and Economic Restructuring
Part 6: Cultural Dimensions
Part 7: Neoliberalism and Beyond
This handbook is the key reference text for scholars and graduate students engaged in the growing field of neoliberalism.
This is easily the most comprehensive survey of neoliberalism available, covering the contested meanings of the term, its political and intellectual origins, institutional shape, geographic diffusion, and implications across a wide range of domains. The editors have assembled a formidable set of contributors, including many who themselves played a central role in defining and debating how best to understand neoliberalism. Also welcome in this volume is a recognition of the limits to neoliberalism and the ways in which resistance to it has reshaped the terrain of contemporary capitalism.
Comprehensive in coverage and elegantly organized, this collection of thoughtful essays probes the history, varieties, political economy and socio-cultural logic of neoliberalism – the signature paradigm of our time. An indispensable resource for researchers and students interested in grasping the dynamics of crisis and change in contemporary capitalism.
From the analyses of globalisation in the 1990s onwards, neoliberalism has become a widely studied phenomenon. And yet, its meaning has often been more assumed than closely defined and there has been little agreement on what it actually constitutes. Bringing together scholars from different disciplines and critically engaging with neoliberalism in a range of varied contexts, this Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of, and engagement with, this concept. This is a welcome, state-of-the-art volume, which will become essential reading across the Social Sciences and Humanities for staff and students alike.
Amidst the waves of socio-economic troubles roiling the world, neoliberalism has often been identified as an explanatory cause. Yet dissecting the neoliberal body – along the lines of its historical gestation, behaviour, convulsions, and adaptability – is a very difficult enquiry. Organised around a stellar cast of perceptive writers, this SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism is the go-to volume for understanding these problems. Not only does it shed fresh light on many established topics, but the book pushes the study of neoliberalism into new territory, in the process adding further complexity to the neoliberal condition.