Book: Neoliberalism in Context

A book I’ve co-edited with Marc Lenormand has just been published:

Neoliberalism in Context: Governance, Subjectivity and Knowledge (Palgrave, 2019)


There are several links for some reason.




If you go to the SpringerLink site and download the ‘frontmatter’ and ‘backmatter’, there are some Easter Eggs for you: free access to the Introduction and an Interview with Jamie Peck.



Neoliberalism in Context adopts a processual, relational and contextual framework, bringing together contributions from diverse national and disciplinary contexts, and bridging theoretical and methodological approaches to critiquing neoliberalism.

The book presents arguments on the extent to which we are still living in neoliberal times, and illustrates examples of variation in the practice of neoliberalization and within neoliberal thought. The contributions also examine the mediation and significance of existing neoliberalism on subjectivity, and address the consequences of the neoliberalization of education for critical thinking generally, and for the critique of neoliberalism in particular.

This collection will be of interest to students and scholars across sociology, international relations urban studies, and media and cultural studies.


Table of Contents

Introduction, by Simon Dawes


Part I Neoliberalism Now

1 Lost in Transition: On the Failure to Name the Present Condition, by Thierry Labica

2 The Slow Retreat of Neoliberalism in Contemporary Britain, by Emma Bell and Gilles Christoph

3 Resisting the Zombie Economy: Finding the Right Metaphor for Neoliberal Crisis, by Johnna Montgomerie and Ruth Cain


Part II Neoliberal Governance

4 Different Routes Up the Same Mountain? Neoliberalism in Australia and New Zealand, by Guy Redden, Sean Phelan and Claire Baker

5 Have States Stopped Steering Markets? Rethinking Neoliberal Interventionism and Periodization in the United States and the United Kingdom, by Bradley Smith and Lucie de Carvalho

6 Towards a History of Neoliberal Urbanism in the United States, by Andrew J. Diamond

7 Free-Market Advocacy in the Social Sciences and in Economics: The Analysis of Human Behaviour Between Vienna and Chicago, by Jacopo Marchetti

8 From Market to Contract: What Do Corporate Governance and Contract Law Contribute to the Analysis of Neoliberalism, by Kean Birch


Part III Neoliberal Subjectivity

9 Racial Neoliberalism and the Fragmentation of One Neoliberal Order, by Gargi Bhattacharyya

10 Disability, Neoliberal Inclusionism and Non-normative Positivism, by David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder

11 The Affective Life of Neoliberalism: Constructing (Un)reasonableness on Mumsnet, by Yvonne Ehrstein, Rosalind Gill and Jo Littler

12 Media and the Neoliberal Swindle: From ‘Fake News’ to ‘Public Service’, by Des Freedman


Part IV Neoliberalism and Knowledge

13 Academic Freedom and the Disciplinary Regime in the Neoliberal University, by Liz Morrish

14 Questions of Value for Higher Education: The Case of Luxury Student Accommodation, by Karen Wilkes

15 Neoliberal Dis-imagination, Manufactured Ignorance and Civic Illiteracy, by Henry A. Giroux



Contextualizing Neoliberalism: An Interview with Jamie Peck, by Simon Dawes



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