By William Davies
"A gleaming, unique, and provocative research of neoliberalism... a particular account of the varied, occasionally contradictory, conventions and justifications that lend authority to the extension of the spirit of competitiveness to all spheres of social life."
- Professor Bob Jessop, college of Lancaster
"In a global that turns out to lurch from one monetary predicament to the following, this e-book questions either the sovereignty of markets and the rules of pageant and competitiveness that lie on the center of the neoliberal project."
- Professor Nicholas Gane, college of Warwick
considering that its highbrow inception within the Nineteen Thirties and its political emergence within the Nineteen Seventies, neo-liberalism has sought to disenchant politics through changing it with economics.
This agenda-setting textual content examines the efforts and screw ups of monetary specialists to make govt and public lifestyles amenable to dimension, and to re-model society and nation by way of festival. particularly, it explores the sensible use of monetary innovations and conventions by means of policy-makers, politicians, regulators and judges and the way those practices are being tailored to the perceived failings of the neoliberal version.
through deciding upon aside the defining contradiction that arises from the conflation of economics and politics, this ebook asks: to what quantity can economics supply executive legitimacy?