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Book Launch on Neoliberalism: Key Concepts

by Damien Cahill on October 15, 2017
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Damien Cahill and Martijn Konings, Neoliberalism: Key Concepts

‘For over three decades neoliberalism has been the dominant economic ideology. While it may have emerged relatively unscathed from the global financial crisis of 2007-8, neoliberalism is now – more than ever – under scrutiny from critics who argue that it has failed to live up to its promises, creating instead an increasingly unequal and insecure world.

This book offers a nuanced and probing analysis of the meaning and practical application of neoliberalism today, separating myth from reality. Drawing on examples such as the growth of finance, the role of corporate power and the rise of workfare, the book advances a balanced but distinctive perspective on neoliberalism as involving the interaction of ideas, material economic change and political transformations. It interrogates claims about the impending death of neoliberalism and considers the sources of its resilience in the current climate of political disenchantment and economic austerity.

Clearly and accessibly written, this book will be a valuable resource for students and scholars across the social sciences.’

Date and time: Thursday 23 November, 6:00pm

Where: Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, Sydney, NSW 2037

RSVP: http://www.gleebooks.com.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=292499

To be launched by Senator Lee Rhiannon

Damien Cahill

Damien Cahill is an academic and trade union activist based at the University of Sydney. His main area of research examines neoliberalism, in all its manifestations: theory, practice, history and contemporary debates. He also writes about capitalism as a social system (as distinct from orthodox economics which views the economy as separate from the state and other social institutions). Before entering academia, Damien worked variously as a shop assistant, labourer and political adviser, and spent several periods of time on the dole. He lives in Sydney with his partner and two daughters. In his free time, he runs.

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