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Neoliberalization: States, Networks, Peoples

Kim England (Editor), Kevin Ward (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-3432-3
320 pages
July 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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The book is an analysis of cultural, social as well as political economic expressions of neoliberalization and argues for an appreciation of the relational geographies of neoliberalization.
  • In-depth empirical research spanning a variety of world regions
  • A range of topics including homelessness, comparative politics, economic development and social policy
  • Reviews how neoliberalism is enacted as a way to highlight the complexity and contingency of this economic model
  • Engages in debates within anthropology, gender studies, geography, health studies, international studies, planning, political science and sociology
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List of Figures.

List of Plates.

List of Tables.

List of Contributors.

Preface.

1. Introduction: Reading Neoliberalizations (Kevin Ward and Kim England).

Part I: "Mainstream" Economic Development and its Alternatives.

Introduction to Part I.

2. Competing Capitalisms and Neoliberalism: the Dynamics of, and Limits to, Economic Reform in the Asia-Pacific (Mark Beeson).

3. Neoliberalizing the Grassroots? Microfinance and the Politics of Development in Nepal (Katherine N. Rankin and Yogendra B. Shakya).

Part II: Within and between State and Markets: the Role of Intermediaries.

Introduction to Part II.

4. Learning to Compete: Communities of Investment Promotion Practice in the Spread of Global Neoliberalism (Nicholas A. Phelps, Marcus Power, and Roseline Wanjiru).

5. Temporary Staffing, "Geographies of Circulation," and the Business of Delivering Neoliberalization (Kevin Ward).

6. Neoliberalizing Argentina? (Pete North).

Part III: States and Subjectivities.

Introduction to Part III.

7. Neoliberalizing Home Care: Managed Competition and Restructuring Home Care in Ontario (Kim England, Joan Eakin, Denise Gastaldo, and Patricia McKeever).

8. Spatializing Neoliberalism: Articulations, Recapitulations, and (a Very Few) Alternatives (Catherine Kingfisher).

9. Co-constituting "After Neo-liberalism": Political Projects and Globalizing Governmentalities in Aotearoa, New Zealand (Wendy Larner, Richard Le Heron, and Nicholas Lewis).

10. Conclusion: Reflections on Neoliberalizations (Kim England and Kevin Ward).

Bibliography.

Index.

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Kim England is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Washington.

Kevin Ward is Reader in Geography in the School of Environment and Development at the University of Manchester.

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  • A full analysis of cultural, social and political economic expressions of
    neoliberalization
  • In-depth empirical research spanning a variety of world regions
  • A range of topics including homelessness, comparative politics, economic development and social policy
  • Reviews how neoliberalism is enacted as a way to highlight the complexity and contingency of this economic model
  • Engages in debates within anthropology, gender studies, geography, health studies, international studies, planning, political science and sociology
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“Neoliberalism is a word that can easily come to mean everything and so nothing. And yet the process and relations of ‘neoliberalization’ are far more significant than either of these meanings. By focusing on places in which neoliberalization is shaped and experienced, and on critical analyses of the processes and relations of which it is constituted, this book reveals its profound importance.”
Roger Lee, Queen Mary, University of London <!--end-->

“This excellent collection of essays brings substance to processes of neoliberalization and their impacts in different parts of the globe, from Argentina to Canada, Nepal to China, and New Zealand to Japan. It illuminates, from diverse intellectual and disciplinary traditions, the complexity and contingency of neoliberalisms through a detailed analysis of economic and political institutions, people, places, and networks involved in their (re)production and dissemination. This needs to be understood if we are to gain a better theorized account of concrete historical realities and gain leverage for alternative political directions.”
Helga Leitner, University of Minnesota

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