Ideal as an introduction and as a quick reference, Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies explores the essential concepts used within the field today. Specially edited and written by a range of international experts, key ideas are succinctly explained and illustrated beyond a simple definition. Further reading suggestions and cross-referencing provide the reader with means to develop their knowledge further.

With over 50 entries, from Actor Network Theory to Utopianism, readers have instant access and explanation of the most influential concepts in CMS literature. Clear and engaging, this will provide strong support for all courses involving critical management and is a perfect resource for anyone with an interest in this field.

Neoliberalism

Neoliberalism
JoGrady and DavidHarvie

Definition: Neoliberalism is both an ideological and a practical or political project. It holds that human welfare and the social good will be maximised by extending market and property relations into every sphere of human interaction.

September 11, 1973. Santiago, Chile. Fighter jets strafe the presidential palace, whilst the democratically elected government hunkers down inside. Faced with limited choices President Salvadore Allende takes his own life. Allende's cabinet is arrested at gunpoint. Thousands of communists, socialists, trade unionists and other ‘subversives’ are rounded up in Santiago's football stadiums. Many are tortured and/or executed. Over the next few years at least 3,200 Chileans are executed or ‘disappeared’, more than 80,000 are imprisoned and 200,000 are exiled (Klein, 2007: 77).

To help undo Chile's three-year experiment with ...

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