New Landscapes of Inequality: Neoliberalism and the Erosion of Democracy in America

New Landscapes of Inequality: Neoliberalism and the Erosion of Democracy in America

by Jane L. Collins, Micaela Di Leonardo, Amal Hassan Fadlalla, Roger N. Lancaster
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1934691011

ISBN-13: 9781934691014

Pub. Date: 04/01/2008

Publisher: School for Advanced Research Press

The twenty-first century opened with a rapidly growing array of markers of human misery: endemic warfare, natural disasters, global epidemics, climate change. Behind the dismal headlines are a series of closely connected, long-term political-economic processes, often glossed as the rise of neoliberal capitalism. This phenomenon rests on the presumption that

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The twenty-first century opened with a rapidly growing array of markers of human misery: endemic warfare, natural disasters, global epidemics, climate change. Behind the dismal headlines are a series of closely connected, long-term political-economic processes, often glossed as the rise of neoliberal capitalism. This phenomenon rests on the presumption that capitalist trade "liberalization" will lead inevitably to market growth and optimal social ends. But so far the results have not been positive. Focusing on the United States, the contributors to this volume analyze how the globalization of newly untrammeled capitalism has exacerbated preexisting inequalities, how the retreat of the benevolent state and the rise of the punitive, imperial state are related, how poorly privatized welfare institutions provide services, how neoliberal and neoconservative ideologies are melding, and how recurrent moral panics misrepresent class, race, gendered, and sexual realities on the ground.

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ISBN-13:
9781934691014
Publisher:
School for Advanced Research Press
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Series:
School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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