Assembling Neoliberalism

Expertise, Practices, Subjects

Editors: Higgins, Vaughan, Larner, Wendy (Eds.)

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  • Examines how neoliberalism is constructed and defined across various disciplinesExplores how neoliberalism contains diverse and even incongruous elements
  • Utilizes 'assemblage thinking' to build on existing theories
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This book examines how neoliberalism is constituted from multiple, diverse elements; how these elements are brought together and made to cohere; and the challenges, contestations, and consequences of such. Informed by assemblage thinking, the collection builds on research that emphasizes the forms of experimentation, adaptation, and mutation through which neoliberalism is enacted and rendered workable across different spaces. Contributors provide original case studies on topics such as democratic administration, carbon markets, the sharing economy, behavioral economics, disease management, free trade, and youth volunteering.  They interrogate the forms of expertise through which neoliberalism is rendered knowable; the diverse socio-technical practices that make neoliberalism governable; and the practices, effects, and tensions involved in the assembling of neoliberal subjects.

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Vaughan Higgins is Associate Professor of Sociology at Charles Sturt University, Australia. His research encompasses the sociology of science and technology, and the sociology of agriculture and food. He is co-editor of Calculating the Social: Standards and the Reconfiguration of Governing with Wendy Larner.

Wendy Larner is Provost at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.  Her research sits in the interdisciplinary fields of globalization, governance, and gender. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and the Academy of Social Sciences, UK.    ​

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Assembling Neoliberalism
Book Subtitle
Expertise, Practices, Subjects
Editors
  • Vaughan Higgins
  • Wendy Larner
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58204-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58204-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58203-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 331
Number of Illustrations
7 illustrations in colour
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