The Limits of Neoliberalism: Authority, Sovereignty & The Logic of Competition

Davies, Will. 2014. The Limits of Neoliberalism: Authority, Sovereignty & The Logic of Competition. London: SAGE Publications. ISBN 9781446270684 [Book]

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Since its intellectual inception in the 1930s and its political emergence in the 1970s, neo-liberalism has sought to disenchant politics by replacing it with economics.
This agenda-setting text examines the efforts and failures of economic experts to make government and public life amenable to measurement, and to re-model society and state in terms of competition. In particular, it explores the practical use of economic techniques and conventions by policy-makers, politicians, regulators and judges and how these practices are being adapted to the perceived failings of the neoliberal model.
By picking apart the defining contradiction that arises from the conflation of economics and politics, this book asks: to what extent can economics provide government legitimacy?

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