Rethinking Neoliberalism in Social Policy
- Theory and Practice
This book is a collection of essays about neoliberalism as the governing ethic of our time. The focus is on neoliberalism's disciplinary regime that seeks to regiment subordinate populations into a market-centered society. Neoliberalism has been ascendant for some time as the default logic that prioritizes using market logic for all major decisions, in all spheres of society, at the collective level of state policymaking as well as the personal level of individual choice-making. Neoliberalism promotes a market-centered society and disciplines people to be compliant in adhering to its strictures, incentivizing market consistent behavior and punishing people when they fail to comply. The chapters in this volume were in most cases completed before Donald Trump was elected president but are likely to endure in relevance beyond his presidency. Neoliberalism remains hegemonic irrespective of what happens to Trump's corporate capitalist approach to governing. The essays use theory to interrogate neoliberalism critically and therefore can provide resources for political resistance in an age of neoliberalism.Some of the best-known and most respected authors in the field of neoliberalism studies bring to be bear a sophisticated synthesis of theoretical and empirical accounts of the rolling out of neoliberalism as a policy regime and use theory to interrogate neoliberalism as an ideology and as a practice. In developing this argument, the editors explore: * Theoretical debates vital for understanding modern social policy * Relationship between neoliberalism, the state and civil society * Neoliberalism and social policy to discipline citizens * Urban policy and how neoliberalism reshapes urban governance * What it will take politically to get beyond neoliberalism? Written in a clear and accessible style, Rethinking Neoliberalism offers a much-needed fresh perspective on neoliberalism as an ideology and as a practice.
- Kan forudbestilles
- kr. 928,20