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Topic: Neoliberalism

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  Blank Pages - Neoliberalism
Neoliberalism, like 'postmodernism' and 'globalization', is a contemporary term that is used regularly in regards to economics, politics, culture and society.
Within neoliberalism competitive markets are being valued as the primary solution to economic hardships and this market structure is finding its way into educational policy, art and culture as much as it is into economic and political policy.
Neoliberal structure parallels, or perhaps creates, the need to purchase material objects in order to achieve an adequate state of happiness, promoted through and by the visual culture around us, and supported by popular culture and media representation.
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  Neoliberalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term "neoliberalism" is used to describe a variety of movements away from state control or protection of the economy and toward corporate control of the market, particularly beginning in the 1970s.
Neoliberalism is not a version of the new liberalism of John Dewey, Woodrow Wilson, John Maynard Keynes, Franklin D. Roosevelt, or the British Liberal Democrats, which advocated limited intervention in the economy as a tool to benefit people.
Neoliberalism argued that protectionism and government programs produced economic inefficiencies, and that developing nations should open their markets to the outside, and focus on exporting.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Neoliberalism   (3677 words)

 Neoliberalism - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Neoliberalism is an economic ideology centered around the values of a global economy, or globalization --free market, free trade, and the unrestricted flow of capital.
"Neoliberalism" is often used as a pejorative; in this context it means not the economic theory, but the implementation of global capitalism and the power of multinational corporations, as well as the effects of free trade on wages and social structures.
To critics of neoliberalism, these two principles represent parts of the " trickle-down theory," i.e., that under free-market capitalism, economic growth and technological change benefit even the poorest countries and people, even if that process is dominated by multinational corporations, rich domestic elites, and organizations such as the IMF dominated by rich countries' financiers.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/n/e/o/Neoliberalism.html   (2587 words)

 Neoliberalism and Economic Globalization - STWR - Share The World's Resources
A critical analysis of 'neoliberalism' - which is the ideology of economic growth, privatization and free-market liberalisation behind the phenomenon of globalization.
Neoliberalism surfaced as a reaction by these wealthy elites to counteract post-war policies that favoured the working class and strengthened the welfare state.
Neoliberal policies have unarguably generated massive wealth for some people, but most crucially, they have been unable to benefit those living in extreme poverty who are most in need of financial aid.
www.stwr.org /globalization/neoliberalism-and-economic-globalization.html   (4868 words)

 Neoliberalism and education: the autonomous chooser
Neoliberalism and education: the autonomous chooser focuses on practices such as the infinite and strategically reversible relations of power that cannot be subsumed by neoclassical economics.
Neoliberal education is embroiled in the security of the state through choosing state-controlled institutional forms of organisation funded on assumptions of methodological individualism.
Neoliberal education is in the security of the state through choosing state controlled skills -based forms of knowledge.
radicalpedagogy.icaap.org /content/issue4_2/04_fitzsimons.html   (4137 words)

 Noam Chomsky and the Struggle Against Neoliberalism, by Robert W. McChesney
Neoliberalism is the defining political economic paradigm of our time - it refers to the policies and processes whereby a relative handful of private interests are permitted to control as much as possible of social life in order to maximize their personal profit.
Neoliberalism, on the other hand, is indeed "capitalism with the gloves off." It represents an era in which business forces are stronger and more aggressive, and face less organized opposition than ever before.
Neoliberalism works best when there is formal electoral democracy, but when the population is diverted from the information, access, and public forums necessary for meaningful participation in decision-making.
www.chomsky.info /onchomsky/19990401.htm   (3030 words)

 Brazil The Struggle Against Neoliberalism
The outpouring of anger at neoliberalism in 2000 suggested the beginning of a new period of fightback.
Neoliberalism's record on education, race, prisons, and the environment is equally damning.
Often rejecting neoliberalism with fiery rhetoric, they nonetheless understand socialism as the successful administration of capitalism "with a human face." A~ reformers, "they defend a Brazilian version of the social democratic 'third way' in Europe.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /South_America/Brazil_Neoliberalism.html   (4416 words)

 neoliberalism - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Neoliberalism, also called neoliberal institutionalism, emerged in the 1980s as a new liberal response to realism.
Stiglitz became an outspoken critic of the so-called Washington Consensus, also known as neoliberalism, which he found reflected in the monetary...
Neoliberalism is a political movement that espouses economic liberalism as a means of promoting economic development and securing political liberty
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 Neoliberalism | Workers' Liberty
Neoliberalism is the dominant ideology of the epoch and this book is the most comprehensive analysis of the subject by Marxist and radical political economists published to date.
Neoliberalism means the imposition of privatisation, deregulation, cuts in welfare spending and free trade by governments and by international financial institutions such as the IMF and the World Bank.
Neoliberalism was a response to the economic and political crisis that began in the 1970s, exemplified by the US government uncoupling the dollar from gold, by the oil price shock in 1973 and subsequent recession, and by the US defeat in the Vietnam War.
www.workersliberty.org /node/4288   (1046 words)

 Anup Mukherjee / Neoliberalism and Neoliberal Economics / i3pep.org * india point
Neoliberalism in many ways is a term used by critiques of liberal economics to portray all that is wrong with economic liberalisation and globalisation.
Neoliberalism can also be thought of as a label put up by the anti-capitalists and anti-globalists for those who are in favour of free market economics.
Neoliberal Theorists: The basis of Neoliberal thinking was propelled by the economic thought that was a confluence of neo-classical, libertarian and monetarist economics.
www.i3pep.org /archives/2003/10/11/neoliberalism   (2353 words)

 Neoliberalism Defined - Source for Political Terminology Analysis and Defintions
So nowadays, neoliberalism is generally seen as synonymous with the "Washington Consensus," the dominant policy view at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the U.S. Treasury Department at the end of the 20th century and the start of the 21st.
Neoliberals believe that greater economic and political interdependence will lead to progress and a reduction of international tensions or at least divert states from utilizing military means to resolve conflict.
Neoliberalism accepts macro-economic theory that assumes full employment and rational expectations, that is, it is a modern laissez-faire economic theory.
www.politicsdefined.com /content/neoliberalism.htm   (1702 words)

 Pierre Bourdieu, The Essence Of Neoliberalism
The movement toward the neoliberal utopia of a pure and perfect market is made possible by the politics of financial deregulation.
Neoliberalism tends on the whole to favour severing the economy from social realities and thereby constructing, in reality, an economic system conforming to its description in pure theory, that is a sort of logical machine that presents itself as a chain of constraints regulating economic agents.
For they sanctify the power of markets in the name of economic efficiency, which requires the elimination of administrative or political barriers capable of inconveniencing the owners of capital in their individual quest for the maximisation of individual profit, which has been turned into a model of rationality.
www.analitica.com /bitblioteca/bourdieu/neoliberalism.asp   (1567 words)

 Workers World Aug. 7, 1997: Neoliberalism
Neoliberalism is a form of the domination of finance capital--the IMF, World Bank, and all the bankers they represent.
Neoliberalism is the final destruction of this protective edifice created by bourgeois regimes under the protection of the socialist camp.
For that is where the authors of neoliberalism and the enemies of all humanity are headquartered.
www.workers.org /ww/neoliberalism.html   (2606 words)

 India Takes the Stage - Part II
The majority of the Indian population still lives in the countryside, where once upon a time, there was that kind of poverty that at least has access to adequate nutrition and water to sustain the body metabolisms of the people who lived there.
Neoliberalism fit itself atop the outcomes of the Green Revolution quite seamlessly, and not surprisingly.
I would argue that this is accurate to a degree, but that it was the failure of Keynesianism to permanently overcome the crisis tendencies within capitalism itself, as well as the exponential decline of per capita resources and its attendant ecological crisis.
www.fromthewilderness.com /free/ww3/080406_india_stage2.shtml   (2780 words)

 The Comic Strip of Neoliberalism
The title (in Spanish, "las historietas del neoliberalismo") is a phrase coined by the beetle Don Durito, himself a character coined by Subcomandante Marcos, spokesperson for the Zapatista movement in southern Mexico.
"Neoliberalism" refers to the constellation of economic policies, including privatization, free trade, and deregulation, which spread from Pinochet's Chile in the 'seventies, via Thatcher's UK and Reagan's USA in the 'eighties, to most of the world in the 'nineties, largely through the offices of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization.
But, of the two terms, "neoliberalism" is more precise, and it avoids the reactionary and xenophobic overtones that globalization, or rather anti-globalization, implies.
www.gis.net /~nthork/neolibintro.html   (406 words)

 ISR Issue 18 | Brazil: The struggle against neoliberalism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The outpouring of anger at neoliberalism in 2000 suggested the beginning of a new period of fightback.
Neoliberalism’s record on education, race, prisons, and the environment is equally damning.
Often rejecting neoliberalism with fiery rhetoric, they nonetheless understand socialism as the successful administration of capitalism "with a human face." As reformers, "they defend a Brazilian version of the social democratic ‘third way’; in Europe.
www.isreview.org /issues/18/Brazil.shtml   (4700 words)

 Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog » Neoliberalism in Anthropology
Rex’s recent post on “neoliberalism” sparked some good discussion, but much of it was focused on trying to define the term rather than understanding the phenomenon.
Asking whether “neoliberalism” has been adopted as a catch-phrase to grab attention at the conference book-stands verses whether it articulates something useful and of genuine interest to anthropologists is a worthwhile question.
People often use neoliberalism somewhat vaguely to talk about the ways in which politics and culture are shaped in an era in which political respectability and responsibility tend to mean respecting the liberalization of capital.
savageminds.org /2006/05/16/neoliberalism-in-anthropology   (4037 words)

 Pope John Paul II condemns neoliberalism in Ecclesia in Ameria, as social sin that cries to heaven
Neoliberalism is known in the United States as neoconservatism.
In neoliberalism the realization of social and ethical ideals is only in the response of the individual.
Neoliberalism is a cousin, maybe a first cousin of social Darwinism, where the fittest dictate all and take all.
www.cjd.org /paper/neolib.html   (637 words)

 Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog » Neoliberalism: the awakening   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Neoliberalism and neoliberal governance—which in the United States seemed to be closely aligned (confusingly enough) with neoconservatism.
Neoliberalism has the advantage of focusing attention on a more specific set of policies – the so-called “Washington Consensus.”; A particular vision of modernity that is hegemonically being forced upon the world.
“neoliberalism” may inform/structure/influence/construct/constrain/and so on rich and specific expressions of lived human experience—& it may be, for many contexts, absolutely necessary to describe the relevance of “neoliberal” policy annd ideology during the course of an ethnography.
savageminds.org /2006/05/16/neoliberalism-the-awakening   (5156 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Comment is free | How the neoliberals stitched up the wealth of nations for themselves
Neoliberalism claims that we are best served by maximum market freedom and minimum intervention by the state.
The first neoliberal programme of all was implemented in Chile following Pinochet's coup, with the backing of the US government and economists taught by Milton Friedman, one of the founding members of the Mont Pelerin Society.
Neoliberalism, if unchecked, will catalyse crisis after crisis, all of which can be solved only by greater intervention on the part of the state.
www.guardian.co.uk /commentisfree/story/0,,2157197,00.html   (1174 words)

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