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Constructions of Neoliberal Reason

Jamie Peck


Amongst intellectuals and activists, neoliberalism has become a potent signifier for the kind of free-market thinking that has dominated politics for the past three decades. Forever associated with the conviction politics of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, the free-market project has since become synonymous with the ‘Washington Consensus’ on international development policy and the phenomenon of corporate globalization, where it has come to mean privatization, deregulation, and the opening up of new markets. But beyond its utility as a protest slogan as a shorthand signifier for the polit ... More

Keywords: neoliberalism, Chicago School of Economics, free-market project, economic crisis, deregulation, Washington Consensus, Friedrich von Hayek, Milton Friedman

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199580576
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580576.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jamie Peck, author
Canada Research Chair in Urban and Regional Political Economy and Professor of Geography, University of British Columbia