Honor Brabazon (ed): Neoliberal Legality: Understanding the Role of Law in the Neoliberal Project
Since the global financial crisis of 2008, neoliberalism has not only come to be at the centre of public debate, but has also become a distinct field of academic study (entire handbooks are now devoted to the subject, see e.g. Cahill et al. 2018). What for some remains an inherently contested concept (e.g. Venugopal 2015) has produced sustained analyses across the social sciences and the humanities. Whilst these endeavours have variously pointed to the legal dimensions of neoliberalism, the relationship between neoliberalism and law, and more specifically, the role of law in the neoliberal project, has received comparatively little attention. Neoliberal Legality: Understanding the Role of Law in the Neoliberal Project, edited by Honor Brabazon and bringing together eight other young and promising scholars, is among the first books to think through that relationship in a more systematic fashion (see also Golder and McLoughlin 2017; Grewal and Purdy 2014).
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