The Neoliberal Turn

In a characteristic historical irony, the term is gaining traction at the very moment when its explanatory power seems to be on the wane. Scholars who angled their longbows toward the present only a few years ago are now making the unpleasant discovery that their target has moved.

Lecture Description

Among scholars of political economy the term “neoliberalism” has become ubiquitous. But what does it mean, and how has it reshaped our understanding of political economy? This lecture revisits how the idea of “neoliberalism” developed, how it reshaped conversations in sociology, geography, and history, and how this history should inform our use of the concept in the future.

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Capitalism Intellectual

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