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Published: 04 August 2016

312 Pages


ISBN: 9780190600389

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Ruling Ideas

How Global Neoliberalism Goes Local

Cornel Ban

  • Challenges conventional explanations of the global diffusion of neoliberalism: emphasizes the agency of local translators
  • Theorizes and empirically tests for the first time the mechanisms that make neoliberal ideas become more radicalized in some countries and more moderate in others
  • Explains the local resilience of neoliberalism after the 2008 crisis
  • Specifies the conditions under which the local translations of neoliberal ideas can turn into actionable policy templates
  • Proposes a new definition of neoliberalism that lends itself to more objective empirical observation
  • Breaks new methodological ground in the existing political science scholarship on diffusion: embeds an unconventional mix of content and network analysis
  • Fills in important gaps in the existing literature on economic liberalization and post-2008 crisis management in Spain and Romania