Social Resilience in the Neoliberal Era Paperback – June 27, 2013
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
George A. Akerlof, Nobel Laureate in Economics, 2001
"Social Resilience provides a powerful new theoretical and operational foundation for the analysis of neoliberalism and its implications for individuals, nations, and organizations. Hall and Lamont, together with the volume's distinguished contributing authors, seamlessly interconnect individual well-being with macro-level societal development, offering readers a wealth of fascinating findings. A must-read for social scientists in several disciplines, indeed for all those concerned to understand the contemporary era and its possibilities for human well-being - under often challenging conditions."
Robert M. Fishman, University of Notre Dame
"Social Resilience in the Neoliberal Era gives a comprehensive and original account of neoliberalism as an idea, together with its social effects and productive provocations for social scientists. The editors' introduction makes the key terms, issues, and stakes completely accessible, even for novice readers, leading the way to the contributors' analyses of diverse policy regimes and their challenges for individuals, communities, and societies. The "resilience" in the book's title reflects the other side of neoliberalism's consolidation of social security around market principles. The book neither assures nor laments; rather, it opens a conversation that invites an engaged continuation."
Carol Greenhouse, Princeton University
"In response to the gospel of markets, political and commercial elites have unleashed profound new forces of disruption into an already unsettled economic world. How well have societies adapted to these fundamental changes and with what consequences for health, happiness, social cohesion, and economic security and equality? Building on ten years of unique interdisciplinary collaboration, this volume offers a sweeping yet ordered vision of the transformation of advanced societies over the past generation. The perspectives are rich, diverse, and deeply informative."
Jacob S. Hacker, Stanley Resor Professor of Political Science, and Director, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University, Connecticut
"This is a creative, insightful, and scholarly book, articulating the impact of neoliberalism and the sources of social resilience in unusually wide-ranging terms. It is pioneering in two ways. First, it carefully captures how market-oriented values and policies transformed and structured our social lives as neoliberalism unfolded on the global stage. Second, it elegantly frames the concept of social resilience, our strategic capacity to respond to cultural, political, and economic challenges through the interplay of culture and institutions. The result is a major contribution on social resilience and cultural frameworks in action."
Catherine Panter-Brick, Yale University, Connecticut
"The problematic of Social Resilience in the Neo-Liberal Era is nothing less than understanding the effects of neoliberalism on individuals, groups, communities, policies, and societies to uncover the sources of resilience in difficult times. This is a risky enterprise. Social scientists are often willing to salute the noble flag of interdisciplinarity in faculty meetings, but they are rarely willing to move outside their disciplinary comfort zones actually to engage in it. The results, when they are as probing as those in this book, prove that the risk is worth taking. Readers are left with sharply motivating ideas and new projects about how fundamental social issues can be better understood and explored."
George Ross, University of Montreal
"Well cited and researched, each chapter explores the socially disruptive effects of neoliberal policies and unpredictable, grassroots-level responses to such policies in countries across the world. The book's interdisciplinary nature gives it a fresh perspective. A worthwhile read for students of international, social, and economic policy. Summing up: highly recommended."
R. Price, Choice
- Item Weight : 1.26 pounds
- Paperback : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1107659841
- ISBN-13 : 978-1107659841
- Publisher : Cambridge University Press (June 27, 2013)
- Product Dimensions : 6.14 x 1.04 x 9.21 inches
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #994,429 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)