Despite claims that free market fundamentalism had been found wanting and the subsequent announcements of the era of post-neoliberalism, which followed the onset of the economic crisis in 2008, neo-liberalism seems to continue as the dominant model of capitalism. Austerity agendas compete for public support with conclusions that economy cannot be jump-started without more comprehensive state intervention in the economy. The revived idea of state intervention has shifted away from its classic Keynesian forms into hybrid forms of recommodification. The crisis of neoliberalism seems to coincide with the crisis of its opposition. The power of labour in a globalized economy built on a neo-liberal model remains low. Political upsurges remain short-lived or fragmented, as in Greece or Spain, or contribute – as in the case of Arab Spring – to the inclusion of new areas into the global political and economic system.This session invites both theoretical and research papers that contribute to the understanding of the current state and perspectives of the neo-liberal project. Topics of interest may include economy, politics, social policies and their political origins, and forms of resistance to the neo-liberal project.
This session is cross listed with the Society for Socialist Studies.
Session Organizer: Ivanka Knezevic, PhD Student, University of Toronto Scarborough, email@example.com
This session has been divided into two sub-sessions.
Is there post-neoliberalism? Economy, politics and public policy in a globalized world I
Session Code: PJM2-A
Chair and Discussant: Kate Bezanson
Is there post-neoliberalism? Economy, politics and public policy in a globalized world II
Session Code: PJM2-B
Chair and Discussant: Ivanka Knezevic