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.

Corporate Power and Neoliberalism
Corporate Power and Neoliberalism
Joshua Barkan
Introduction

Neoliberalism has been variously described as a political ideology, a set of policy prescriptions, or a new form of governmental rationality. In each case, however, neoliberalism has been closely associated with attacks on the robust role of states and public rights in private markets. Given this definition, the corporation provides a unique lens on neoliberalism. On the one hand, neoliberalism and associated models of globalization have aggressively promoted the interests of corporations as part of economic liberalization. Because neoliberalism has been understood as extending market relations and economic forms of calculation into ostensibly non-economic domains of social life, the terms ‘neoliberalism’ and ‘corporatization’ have often been used synonymously. In fields such ...

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