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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 ...

Religious Neoliberalism
Religious Neoliberalism
Jason Hackworth
Introduction

This volume is devoted to explaining the various permutations and applications of neoliberalism. This chapter covers a small part of that larger picture – the importance and rise of what might be deemed ‘religious neoliberalism'. By that I mean the various attempts to weave together a religious justification for the largely secular project of neoliberalism. In many ways, religion has an awkward at least, countervailing at most, relationship with neoliberalism. All of the world's major religions are at least superficially devoted to themes that do not fit well with neoliberalism – e.g., cooperation, community, reciprocity, love. As a major influence on thought, religion could thus be deemed, and in fact has been deemed, a threat ...

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