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Over the last two decades, 'neoliberalism' has emerged as a key concept within a range of social science disciplines including sociology, political science, human geography, anthropology, political economy, and cultural studies. The SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism showcases the cutting edge of contemporary scholarship in this field by bringing together a team of global experts. Across seven key sections, the handbook explores the different ways in which neoliberalism has been understood and the key questions about the nature of neoliberalism: Part 1: Perspectives Part 2: Sources Part 3: Variations and Diffusions Part 4: The State Part 5: Social and Economic Restructuring Part 6: Cultural Dimensions Part 7: Neoliberalism and Beyond This handbook is the key reference text for scholars and graduate students engaged in the growing field of neoliberalism.

Embedding Neoliberalism: The Theoretical Practices of Hayek and Friedman
Embedding Neoliberalism: The Theoretical Practices of Hayek and Friedman
João Rodrigues
Introduction

Among students of neoliberalism influenced by Karl Polanyi's (2001 [1944]) work, a gulf has been diagnosed between neoliberals’ ‘utopian vision’ of a disembedded economy and the realities that they had historically to face in ‘the murky worlds of market-oriented “governance”', made of ‘repeated, prosaic, and often botched efforts to fix markets, to build quasi-markets, and to repair market failures', i.e., of efforts to embed the economy in particular ways (Peck, 2010: xiii). Mirowski (2009) has reinterpreted this gap as part of a ‘double-truth’ at the heart of the intellectual and political history of neoliberalism, whereby the myths are for the ideological ...

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