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The Resource Undoing the demos : neoliberalism's stealth revolution, by Wendy Brown

Undoing the demos : neoliberalism's stealth revolution, by Wendy Brown

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Undoing the demos : neoliberalism's stealth revolution
Title
Undoing the demos
Title remainder
neoliberalism's stealth revolution
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by Wendy Brown
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Language
eng
Summary
Neoliberal rationality <U+0127> � ubiquitous today in statecraft and the workplace, in jurisprudence, education, and culture <U+0127> � remakes everything and everyone in the image of homo oeconomicus. What happens when this rationality transposes the constituent elements of democracy into an economic register? In vivid detail, Wendy Brown explains how democracy itself is imperiled. The demos disintegrates into bits of human capital; concerns with justice cede to the mandates of growth rates, credit ratings, and investment climates; liberty submits to the imperative of human capital appreciation; equality dissolves into market competition; and popular sovereignty grows incoherent. Liberal democratic practices may not survive these transformations. Radical democratic dreams may not either. In an original and compelling theoretical argument, Brown explains how and why neoliberal reason undoes the political form and political imaginary it falsely promises to secure and reinvigorate. Through meticulous analyses of neoliberalized law, political practices, governance, and education, she charts the new common sense. Undoing the Demos makes clear that, far from being the lodestar of the twenty-first century, a future for democracy depends upon it becoming an object of struggle and rethinking.--
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Brown, Wendy
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Foucault, Michel
  • Neoliberalism
  • Democracy
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Undoing the demos : neoliberalism's stealth revolution, by Wendy Brown
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Undoing democracy : neoliberalism's remaking of state and subject -- Foucault's birth of biopolitics lectures : the distinctiveness of neoliberal rationality -- Revising Foucault : homo politicus and homo oeconomicus -- Disseminating neoliberal rationality I : governance, benchmarks and best practices -- Disseminating neoliberal rationality II : law and legal reason -- Disseminating neoliberal rationality III : higher education and the abandonment of citizenship -- Losing bare democracy and the inversion of freedom into sacrifice
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FIEb17678079
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
292 pages :
Isbn
9781935408536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)904319358
Label
Undoing the demos : neoliberalism's stealth revolution, by Wendy Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Undoing democracy : neoliberalism's remaking of state and subject -- Foucault's birth of biopolitics lectures : the distinctiveness of neoliberal rationality -- Revising Foucault : homo politicus and homo oeconomicus -- Disseminating neoliberal rationality I : governance, benchmarks and best practices -- Disseminating neoliberal rationality II : law and legal reason -- Disseminating neoliberal rationality III : higher education and the abandonment of citizenship -- Losing bare democracy and the inversion of freedom into sacrifice
Control code
FIEb17678079
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
292 pages :
Isbn
9781935408536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)904319358

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