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, collage of Lancaster
"In an international that turns out to lurch from one monetary trouble to the following, this ebook questions either the sovereignty of markets and the foundations of festival and competitiveness that lie on the middle of the neoliberal project."
- Professor Nicholas Gane, collage of Warwick
on account that its highbrow inception within the Nineteen Thirties and its political emergence within the Nineteen Seventies, neo-liberalism has sought to disenchant politics by means of exchanging 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 size, and to re-model society and nation by way of pageant. particularly, it explores the sensible use of monetary recommendations and conventions through 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 publication asks: to what volume can economics offer executive legitimacy?