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Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction 1st Edition

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This book is a timely and relevant contribution to this urgent contemporary topic. I. K. Gujral, Former Prime Minister of India

About the Author

Manfred B. Steger is Professor of Global Studies and Director, Globalism Research Centre, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and Senior Research Fellow, Globalization Research Center, University of Hawai'i-Manoa.

Ravi K. Roy is Lecturer of Global Studies, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.


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  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (February 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019956051X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199560516
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.2 x 4.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By ewomack VINE VOICE on March 27, 2010
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Neoliberalism doesn't appear much in everyday conversation, but the concept and its policy implications have affected all of our everyday lives, sometimes ominously. Whether people realize it or not, this once mere intellectual doctrine has spread, since the 1980s, like thick paste over most of the globe. Despite its leftish sounding name, both the political Right and Left have embraced and utilized many of its tenets. Suspicious eyebrows may raise with the fact that both Reagan and Clinton were economic neoliberals. Though their respective implementations differed, both presidents romanced the free market, free trade, welfare reform, deregulation and privatization. Both believed these principles would bring peace and prosperity to a troubled globe. Once the dominant, almost unquestionable, economic theory, neoliberalism has only recently come under fire following the global economic meltdown of 2008 - 2009. But was it to blame for our current financial malaise? In "Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction," authors Steger and Roy highly suggest that the answer is a resounding yes. Nonetheless, they provide a very balanced and sober view of this highly glorified and fervently derided doctrine. No potboiling or sardonic platitudes here. This diminutive book, fresh off the press, may stand as the best introduction to neoliberalism available.

A hint as to the book's ultimate destination arrives with a dramatic photo of President Obama delivering his inagural address. Similar foreshadowing appears on page one with a quote from this speech: "...this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control." Many heard the vibrations of neoliberalism's swan song in those words.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By BookwormX on December 15, 2011
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Neoliberalism became the dominant economic orthodoxy (ideology) by the 1990s, and, by design, most Americans have never heard of it since journalists never use the term in the popular media, nor is "neoliberalism" commonly used in U.S. academia. This book is one of a very small number of trustworthy sources of information explicitly about neoliberalism; David Harvey's excellent "A Brief History of Neoliberalism" is recommended in this book, and the similarity of neoliberalism and fascist corporatism based on the collusion of government, business and trade unions is cited from Naomi Klein's book "The Shock Doctrine." Fundamentally, neoliberalism is a formal, structured opposition, implemented by global power elites, against Keynesian economic ideology which dominated economic thinking from the New Deal of the 1930s through the post-WWII economic period to the 1970s. Since Keynesian ideology is behind most of the government social programs which benefit the majority, such as Social Security and veterans' programs, neoliberals strive to inculcate free-market, anti-Keynesian values across the majority of the population, i.e. to create anti-government consensus, mainly by means of the media, including journalists, celebrities, corporate lobbyists, and public relations specialists, as well as politicians and bureaucrats. Since neoliberalism is an ideology, or mythos, understanding neoliberalism, which is synomous with "Washington Consensus", requires knowing what "ideology" means, so the book begins with a helpful definition of ideology.Read more ›
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I think the author did a good job of trying to not make the subject political, pointing out that both liberals and conservatives have embraced principles of neoliberalism. Although the author may ultimately disagree with neoliberalism, I felt I was getting some direct information that I could decide for myself which was exactly what I was hoping for.
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