- What Kind of Thing is ‘Neoliberalism’?
- new formations: a journal of culture/theory/politics
- Lawrence & Wishart
- Volume 80-81, 2013
- pp. 7-22
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This essay introduces the special double issue (80/81) of New Formations, Neoliberal Culture. It situates the eleven other contributions to the volume in the context of the wider field of debate over the existence and nature of ‘neoliberalism’ as a specifiable and analysable phenomenon. In particular it considers the conceptual status of neoliberalism as a discursive formation, a governmental programme, an ideology, a hegemonic project, a technical assemblage, and an abstract machine.