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The Long Crisis: New York City and the Path to Neoliberalism

Benjamin Holtzman


The Long Crisis explores the origins and implications of one of the most significant developments across the globe over the last fifty years: the diminished faith in government as capable of solving public problems. Conventional accounts of the shift toward market and private sector governing solutions have focused on the rising influence of conservatives, libertarians, and the business sector. The Long Crisis, however, locates the origins of this transformation in the efforts of city-dwellers to preserve liberal commitments of the postwar period. New York faced an economic crisis beginning in ... More

Keywords: New York City, neoliberalism, liberalism, Democratic Party, cities, housing, parks, urban crisis, 1970s, 1980s

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190843700
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190843700.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin Holtzman, author
Assistant Professor of History, Lehman College, CUNY