By Rachel S. Turner
Neo-liberalism is likely one of the so much influential ideologies because the moment global conflict, but little examine has been dedicated to the move of principles that represent its major physique of notion. This ebook fills the void, supplying an unique account of neo-liberalism's highbrow foundations, improvement, and conceptual configuration as an ideology.
It offers a comparative examine of the advance and the character of neo-liberal principles within the nationwide contexts of Germany, Britain and the U.S. because the 20th century, addressing the next questions:
What are neo-liberalism's highbrow origins?
What impact did neo-liberalism have on public coverage debates?
What are neo-liberalism's middle recommendations and the way have they been interpreted in several nationwide contexts that make it a particular ideology?
In answering those questions, the ebook offers a deeper perception into the ancient and highbrow origins and conceptual configuration of an ideology that reshaped politics and societies the world over.
Explores the highbrow and old genesis of neo-liberalism
Presents a case learn of ideological development and formation
Concentrates at the 4 center recommendations on the centre of neo-liberal ideology: the industry, welfare, the structure and property
Written in a transparent and available style
Offers a complete research of neo-liberalism as either an ideology and a political movement
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For neo-liberals, the left incorporated not just the new or progressive liberalism of Britain and the United States, but also the fascism of Nazi Germany. Their clear-cut ideological confrontation between ‘true’ liberalism and collectivist socialism makes little or no distinction between socialism and social democracy, communism and fascism. As the next chapter will demonstrate, however, old liberal ideas did not disappear completely from the conceptual map. Neo-liberalism as a new political phenomenon arose during the second half of the twentieth century from the liberal traditions of the past, born out of frustrations of political exile since the beginning of the century.
Like Bentham, Mill opposed, in a liberal manner, all forms of government interference, yet his belief in representative government and his desire to see an educated democracy pushed him irrevocably towards a form of liberal interventionism. 13 While the state, according to Mill, had no right to interfere within the inner sphere of any individual’s life, it may have a conditional right to interfere in social affairs involving interactions between several persons where the principle of utility is the guiding principle.
64 As part of a progressive tradition, the new liberalism also became the guiding ideology behind the achievements of the post-war Labour government. Indeed, the Beveridge Report and its recommendation to share responsibility between the public and private sphere clearly ‘echoed no “essential sociability” doctrine of human nature’. Rather, the report was based on traditional liberal notions of contract and obligation. 65 Liberal notions had become central components of socialist ideas. 66 By 1880 this vision had slipped from view.
Neo-Liberal Ideology: History, Concepts, and Policies by Rachel S. Turner