A Brief History of Neoliberalism / Edition 1

A Brief History of Neoliberalism / Edition 1

by David Harvey
ISBN-10:
0199283273
ISBN-13:
9780199283279
Pub. Date:
01/18/2007
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA

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A Brief History of Neoliberalism / Edition 1


Neoliberalism--the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action--has become dominant in both thought and practice throughout much of the world since 1970 or so. Writing for a wide audience, David Harvey, author of The New Imperialism and The Condition of Postmodernity, here tells the political-economic story of where neoliberalization came from and how it proliferated on the world stage. Through critical engagement with this history, he constructs a framework, not only for analyzing the political and economic dangers that now surround us, but also for assessing the prospects for the more socially just alternatives being advocated by many oppositional movements.

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ISBN-13: 9780199283279
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/18/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 254
Sales rank: 190,315
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

David Harvey is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He formerly held professorial posts at Oxford University and Johns Hopkins University, and has written extensively on the political economy of globalization, urbanization, and cultural change.

AudioFile Earphones Award winner Clive Chafer is a professional actor, director, and producer, as well as a theater instructor. He is also the founder of TheatreFIRST, the San Francisco Bay Area's only internationally oriented theater.

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A Brief History of Neoliberalism 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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This is an essential, thought-provoking book for anyone engaged in international business, the media, corporate strategy and governance. It fills the gaps between what you see in the media and what you experience as a citizen and businessperson by very ably explaining the theory and practice of neoliberalism. This philosophy has largely replaced liberalism as a popular political doctrine. The results are not very impressive from a democratic perspective, according to this analysis by author David Harvey. Armed with a different perspective and interesting sources, he puts neoliberal political thought and practice into its modern context, in everything from foreign policy, to how the media (led by Fox News) presents events, to the emergence of the new super wealthy class built on huge profits raked in by select corporations. He dedicates a chapter to the way this policy has worked in China, and frequently cites its effects in other countries. We think this well-documented short book makes it easier for readers to understand contemporary events and recommends it to business strategists, media professionals and concerned world citizens.
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