Ethnographies Of Neoliberalism (Paperback)
From the Publisher:
In the context of the global economic crisis, world capitalism today may be on the verge of another restructuring. Neoliberalism?the dominant approach to government around the world since the 1980s?may be coming to an end, but its effect on social and political life will long be felt. Based on the premise that markets are more efficient than lawmakers and regulators at responding to popular demands, neoliberal reforms were pushed by powerful national and transnational organizations as conditions of lending and trade. Governments turned to the private sector for what were formerly state functions. But when citizens were refashioned as consumers, there were also unintended social consequences.