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Reassessing the State of Neoliberalism
- Time Slot:
- Wednesday 23rd March 09:00 - 10:30
- Panel Chair:
- Professor Adam Morton (University of Sydney)
- Panel Members:
- Dr Julian Germann (University of Sussex)
- Dr Cemal Tansel (University of Sheffield)
- Dr Sydney Calkin (Durham University)
- Dr Matthew Eagleton-Pierce (SOAS, University of London)
- Dr Simon Choat (Kingston University)
This panel considers the relationship between neoliberalism and Marxism from various perspectives.
In the aftermath of the global economic crisis of 2007–8 many scholars, critics and commentators expected neoliberalism to lose its hegemonic position over national/international policy-making circles. Almost a decade into the crisis, the anticipation that an alternative economic governance model would dethrone the seemingly crisis-prone neoliberalism has largely dissipated but the resilience of neoliberalism itself remains a question of persistent inquiry. This panel aims to draw on and contribute to the debates on neoliberalism’s resilience and adaptability in the face of crises. Bringing together four papers that conceptually and empirically investigate the sources of neoliberalism’s seemingly effortless post-crisis renewal, the panel focuses on the question of the ‘state’ and its role in maintaining/enforcing neoliberalism as well as the consolidation of neoliberalism outside its supposedly ‘Anglo-American heartland’.