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Neoliberalism, a Class Project

  • Julien Mercille
  • Enda Murphy
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Abstract

Neoliberalism has become a relatively popular concept in critical scholarship, having been used in a variety of contexts while taking on a range of meanings (Boas and Gans-Morse, 2009; for surveys, see Saad-Filho and Johnston, 2005b; Roy et al., 2006; Steger and Roy, 2010). In this book, the word is used to refer to a set of ideas and practices whose objective is to restore, increase and maintain the power of economic elites relative to ordinary people. It is a class project that has developed as a response to the erosion of the corporate sector’s economic power during capitalism’s ‘golden age’ that lasted from the end of World War II until the late 1960s (Harvey, 2005a; Duménil and Lévy, 2004, 2011).

Keywords

European Union International Monetary Fund Class Project International Political Economy Liberal Market Economy 
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© Julien Mercille and Enda Murphy 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Julien Mercille
    • 1
  • Enda Murphy
    • 2
  1. 1.School of GeographyUniversity College DublinIreland
  2. 2.School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental PolicyUniversity College DublinIreland

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