From Liberalism to Neoliberalism

Kendall, Gavin P. (2003) From Liberalism to Neoliberalism. In Bradley, Rebecca, Lyddon, Jeff, & Buys, Laurie (Eds.) Social Change in the 21st Century, 21 November 2003, QUT, Brisbane. (Unpublished)


We must understand neoliberalism as a distinct form of government with political, economic and cultural components. In this paper, neoliberalism is defined in terms of the work of the Ordoliberalen and of the Chicago School. It is suggested that a definition of neoliberalism must dwell less the prioritisation of the market and the definition of all human activity in terms of economic criteria; it is more important to consider the degree of naturalness or artificiality of society, and the role of government in the generation and protection of society. It is suggested that as an economic practice, neoliberalism is not especially innovative, yet as a political practice, it is extremely inventive.

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ID Code: 134
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Neoliberalism
ISBN: 0646431056
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Social Theory (160806)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600) > Political Theory and Political Philosophy (160609)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Public Economics- Public Choice (140213)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Gavin P. Kendall
Deposited On: 10 Jun 2004 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:03

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