Bringing the Market Back In: The Political Revitalization of Market Liberalism

Bringing the Market Back In: The Political Revitalization of Market Liberalism

by John L. Kelley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814746888

ISBN-13: 9780814746882

Pub. Date: 06/01/1997

Publisher: New York University Press

The current political trend toward a drastically reduced government role in the economy and civil society begs a thorough discussion of the recent history of the free market movement in the United States. By providing a history of the political revitalization of classical liberalism since the 1960s, Bringing the Market Back In makes a significant step in

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The current political trend toward a drastically reduced government role in the economy and civil society begs a thorough discussion of the recent history of the free market movement in the United States. By providing a history of the political revitalization of classical liberalism since the 1960s, Bringing the Market Back In makes a significant step in understanding this discussion. When the market liberals came to power with the election of Ronald Reagan, they failed to translate their economic theories into dramatic political change. Although market liberals had developed remarkable intellectual strengths by 1980, the political movement to roll back the state was still in its infancy. The Gingrich Revolution of 1994 suggests that a better test of market liberalism's political feasibility may come in the last half of the 1990's.

Moving beyond the political polemics so common in the arena of contemporary economic policy, Kelley grounds his study in the little-known archival materials from the Libertarian Party and personal collections from the Hoover Institution Archives.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814746882
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1997
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
lThe Triumph and Crisis of Vital-Center Liberalism1
2The Revitalization of Market Liberalism31
3Market Liberal Visions: The Libertarian Movement81
4The Anti-politics of Market Liberalism: The Libertarian Party, 1972-84109
5The Politics of Market Liberalism in the Eighties: Blue Smoke and Mirrors?145
6The Future Politics of Market Liberalism: "Are We a Permanent Minority?"185
Notes217
Index262

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