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Globalists : The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism, Paperback / softback Book

Globalists : The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism Paperback / softback


A Guardian "Best Summer Books" SelectionA Marginal Revolution Best Non-Fiction Book of the YearWallace K.

Ferguson Prize Finalist"Slobodian's lucidly written intellectual history traces the ideas of a group of Western thinkers who sought to create, against a backdrop of anarchy, globally applicable economic rules.

Their attempt, it turns out, succeeded all too well."-Pankaj Mishra, Bloomberg Opinion"A groundbreaking contribution.

Unlike standard accounts, which cast neoliberals as champions of markets against governments and states, Slobodian argues that neoliberals embraced governance...Intellectual history at its best."-Stephen Wertheim, Foreign Affairs"Fascinating, innovative...Slobodian has underlined the profound conservatism of the first generation of neoliberals and their fundamental hostility to democracy."-Adam Tooze, DissentNeoliberals hate the state. Or do they? In the first intellectual history of neoliberal globalism, Quinn Slobodian follows a group of thinkers from the ashes of the Habsburg Empire to the creation of the World Trade Organization to show that neoliberalism emerged less to shrink government and abolish regulations than to redeploy them at a global level.

It was a project that changed the world, but was also undermined time and again by the relentless change and social injustice that accompanied it.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 400 pages, 3 photos, 2 illus., 2 graphs
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
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  • Category: 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
  • ISBN: 9780674244849

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