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Ruling Ideas: How Global Neoliberalism Goes Local

Cornel Ban


Economic ideas with global reach are powerful because their domestic translators make them go local, hybridizing global scripts with local ideas, with intellectual legacies, transnational expert networks and resources shaping the form of the local hybrid. This does not mean that all local translations shape policy, however. External constraints and translators’ access to cohesive policy institutions filter what kind of hybrids become policy reality. By comparing the moderate neoliberalism that prevails in Spain with the more radical one that shapes policy thinking in Romania, the book explains ... More

Keywords: neoliberalism, Keynesianism, Ordoliberalism, (dis)embedded neoliberalism, economist, Spain, Romania, IMF, euro, Great Recession

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190600389
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600389.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cornel Ban, author
Professor of International Relations, Boston University

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