Neoliberalism: a critical reader

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Pluto Press, 2005 - Business & Economics - 268 pages
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Neoliberalism is the dominant ideology shaping our world today. It dictates the policies of governments, and shapes the actions of key institutions such as the WTO, IMF, World Bank and European Central Bank. Its political and economic implications can hardly be overstated. Yet there are obvious problems with the neoliberal project. This book is a perfect introduction to neoliberalism that is ideal for anyone seeking a critical perspective. It explains the nature, history, strengths, weaknesses and implications of neoliberalism from the point of view of radical political economics. Short, self-contained chapters are written by leading experts in each field. The books is organised in three parts: the first section outlining neoliberal theory, the second exploring how neoliberalism has affected various policy areas, and a third looking at how neoliberal policies have played out in particular regions of the world. Using a broad range of left economic perspectives, from post-Keynesian to Marxist, this is a great resource for students of politics and economics, and anyone looking for a grounded critical approach to this broad subject.

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Contents

The Neoliberal CounterRevolution
9
Shifting Paradigms
20
Mainstream Economics in the Neoliberal Era
30
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Saad-Filho is Senior Lecturer in Political Economy of Development, also at SOAS.

Johnston is currently working as an economist in the Land and Agriculture Policy Centre in Johannesburg.