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Yahya M. Madra & Fikret Adaman

In: The SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism

Chapter 9: Neoliberal Turn in the Discipline of Economics: Depoliticization Through Economization1

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Neoliberal Turn in the Discipline of Economics: Depoliticization Through Economization1
Neoliberal Turn in the Discipline of Economics: Depoliticization Through Economization
Yahya M. Madra Fikret Adaman
Introduction

This chapter traces the genealogy of the neoliberal turn in the discipline of economics around four enduring theoretical controversies that traverse the entire field from the beginning of the twentieth century into the twenty-first. This historical sketch of a theoretical genealogy grounds a ‘thinner’ definition of neoliberalism that allows us to cast the net more widely than the commonly and traditionally deployed definition that limits it to a set of marketization, privatization, and (financial and trade) liberalization policies. Viewing the contemporary state of the discipline of economics from the perspective of ...

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