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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, the Knowledge-Based Economy and the Entrepreneur as Metaphor
Neoliberalism, the Knowledge-Based Economy and the Entrepreneur as Metaphor
Tomas Marttila
Introduction1

Even though neoliberalism is frequently described as an ideology that validates economic liberalization, unbound competition and the minimization of state power, it is inappropriate to reduce it to an economic doctrine (cf. Chopra, 2003; Foucault, 2008; Peters, 2001). Chopra (2003: 422) attributes the undisputable political success of neoliberalism ‘to the fact that … neoliberalism has managed to establish itself as a credible vision, at once universal and foundational, for describing social reality itself'. In other words, neoliberalism is not a strictly economic but rather a cultural phenomenon because it touches upon and transforms all social relations and identities without exception. Chopra ...

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