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Mont Neoliberal Periodization: The Mexican “Democratic Transition,” from Austrian Libertarianism to the “War on Drugs”

  • Ignacio M. Sánchez PradoEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter is an approach to the periodization of neoliberalism, based on the concrete experience of Mexico as a privileged site in the historical arch of neoliberalism. The chapter proposes a cartography based on two axes: Mexico as a site of different ideas of development from Austrian libertarianism to democratic transitionism, and the development of crisis and precarization around the so-called War on Drugs. This cartography points to the reconfiguration of the fields of culture, politics, and economics in their relationship to each other as a fundamental trait of neoliberalization. The article seeks to create an understanding of the ways in which the materiality of those fields permits the thinking of neoliberalism in its periodization.

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  1. 1.St. LouisUSA

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