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New Spirits of Capitalism?: Crises, Justifications, and Dynamics

Paul du Gay and Glenn Morgan


After many years in which it appeared to be losing the pre-eminent position it once occupied in the lexicon of the social and human sciences, the term ‘capitalism’ has once again become a matter of critical concern both theoretically and substantively in a range of disciplinary fields. The global financial and environmental crises, and the shifting economic power geometry associated with the rise of the BRICS and the sovereign debt contagion in the Eurozone, for example, have all put the norms, practices and devices of capitalist conduct under the spotlight once again. In the social and human ... More

Keywords: capitalism, neoliberalism, critique, domination, justification, crisis, Weber, bureaucracy, office, person, new public management, State, freedom

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199595341
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595341.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul du Gay, editor
Professor of Organization Studies, Copenhagen Business School

Glenn Morgan, editor
Professor of International Management, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University

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Section 1 New Spirits of Capitalism: Developments and Critique

Section 2 Applications: The Changing Nature of Capitalism, Work, and Organizations in the Public and Private Sectors

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