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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 ...

Disciplinary Neoliberalism, the Tyranny of Debt and the 1%
Disciplinary Neoliberalism, the Tyranny of Debt and the 1%
Tim Di Muzio
Introduction

At least since the Global Financial Crisis (2007/08) and the Occupy Movement, if not before, more and more people are waking up to the fact that global income and wealth inequality have been worsening both between and within nations. Indeed, the financial services holding company Credit Suisse reported that ‘the top percentile now own half of all household assets in the world’ (2015: 19). If we consider the top decile, the top 10% of wealth holders now own 87.7% of all outstanding global wealth (2015: 24). In the political economy literature, there is a recognition that this period of ...

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