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Neoliberalism

Beyond the Free Market
Edited by Damien Cahill, University of Sydney and Lindy Edwards, University of New South Wales and Frank Stilwell, University of Sydney, Australia
In this timely book, leading scholars of neoliberalism, together with emerging researchers from a range of intellectual traditions, reflect upon the nature of neoliberalism in light of the recent and ongoing global financial crisis. What emerges is an enlightening picture of the diversity of neoliberalism. The complex relationships between theory and practice are highlighted as the contributors recognize the need to move beyond the commonplace notion that neoliberalism is simply a system of free markets. Topical chapters examine the implications of the current crisis for neoliberalism, the likelihood of alternatives and how these might arise.
Extent: 288 pp
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Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 978 1 78100 234 6
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Political Economy
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Political Economy
In this timely book, leading scholars of neoliberalism, together with emerging researchers from a range of intellectual traditions, reflect upon the nature of neoliberalism in light of the recent and ongoing global financial crisis. What emerges is an enlightening picture of the diversity of neoliberalism. The complex relationships between theory and practice are highlighted as the contributors recognize the need to move beyond the commonplace notion that neoliberalism is simply a system of free markets. Topical chapters examine the implications of the current crisis for neoliberalism, the likelihood of alternatives and how these might arise.

Presenting a range of different theoretical approaches to understanding neoliberalism, this book will appeal to academics in the fields of political economy, political science, public policy, human geography, international studies, sociology and regulation studies. Graduate and senior undergraduate students in these fields will also find much to interest them.
Contributors: N. Brenner, D. Cahill, L. Chester, M. Dean, G. Duménil, B. Dunn, L. Edwards, J.E. King, M. Konings, D. Lévy, J. Mikler, J. Paton, J. Peck, B. Spies-Butcher, F. Stilwell, N. Theodore, E. Thurbon
Contents:

1. Introduction: Understanding Neoliberalism Beyond the Free Market
Lindy Edwards, Damien Cahill and Frank Stilwell

PART I: INTERPRETING NEOLIBERALISM
2. Neoliberalism, Interrupted
Jamie Peck, Nik Theodore and Neil Brenner

3. The Crisis of Neoliberalism as a Stepwise Process: From the Great Contraction to the Crisis of Sovereign Debts
Gérard Duménil and Dominique Lévy

4. Neoliberalism and the State
Martijn Konings

PART II: EXAMINING (IN)COHERENCE
5. Free Economy, Strong State
Mitchell Dean

6. Neoliberalism through the Lens of ‘Embeddedness’
Joy Paton

7. The Embedded Neoliberal Economy
Damien Cahill

PART III: EXPLORING NEOLIBERAL PRACTICES
8. Still Stalled on the Road to Neoliberal Globalization? The Endurance of National Varieties of Capitalism
John Mikler

9. The Australian Variant of Neoliberal Capitalism
Lynne Chester

10. Ideas and Industrial Governance: Has the Influence of Neoliberalism been Overstated?
Elizabeth Thurbon

11. Markets with Equity? Lessons from Australia’s Third Way Response to Neoliberalism
Ben Spies-Butcher

PART IV: LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD
12. The Strange Death of Neoliberalism: The Case of the Missing Corpse
Bill Dunn

13. The Future of Neoliberalism
John E. King

Index