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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 ...

Neoliberalism and Workfare: Schumpeterian or Ricardian?
Neoliberalism and Workfare: Schumpeterian or Ricardian?
Bob Jessop
Introduction

This contribution explores the implications of the neoliberal economic imaginary and the wider neoliberal project for economic and social policy. It builds on my earlier work on capitalism and state restructuring but updates them in four main ways. First, it grounds this analysis in the contradictions of the capital relation and uses this account to explore the effects of neoliberalism on capital accumulation and welfare regimes. Second, it offers a baseline definition of neoliberalism and distinguishes its four main forms. Third, starting from my earlier discussion of ‘Offe's paradox’ (see below) and its reflection in the Keynesian welfare national state associated with the heyday of Atlantic Fordism, ...

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