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I would like to thank the Transforming Capitalism series editors Ian Bruff, Julie Cupples, Gemma Edwards, Laura Horn, Simon Springer and Jacqui True for the extremely helpful editorial input they provided throughout the preparation of this volume. At Rowman & Littlefield International, Dhara Patel, Anna Reeve and Michael Watson showed...
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For a brief period in the aftermath of the political and financial turmoil of the 2007–2008 economic crisis, the established patterns of global economic governance seemed exceptionally vulnerable to increased critical scrutiny. The crisis seemed to have undermined the legitimacy of the policies that are grouped under the rubric of ‘neoliberalism’ as the ultimate...
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~The rise of authoritarian forms of neoliberalism is now well documented in the political economy literature even though the focus has been on various reforms that remove key decision-making arenas from democratic control.1 As Ian Bruff (2014) skilfully highlights, this is not a new process but rather the continuation of a key...
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This chapter discusses the dialectical deepening of market relations within and around the most important pacifying organization of the state apparatus, the police, and its corporate counterpart, the commercial security industry. We start by introducing our theoretical approach to commodified pacification. It is widely agreed that policing today is a crucial part of authoritarian neoliberalism....
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Gender politics under authoritarian neoliberalism is complex—it is often silent, often undercover, as making it visible through public resistance can lead to violent reprisals. Nevertheless, feminist research is working to ensure that women’s knowledge, voices and actions are not erased from conversations around authoritarian neoliberalism, even if it has to be done in...
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Hunger is at the core of capitalist social relations. It constitutes a key disciplinary moment in a system of exploitation based on the separation of direct producers from their means of subsistence. Labour struggles and social democratic parties have historically worked to reduce poverty, health inequalities and food insecurity by building up increasingly comprehensive welfare states designed to...
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Every crisis produces its own city. From ‘austerity urbanism’ in North America (Peck 2012) to ‘asset-priced urbanism’ in Ireland (Byrne 2016) passing by the ‘New London Vernacular’ (Hatherley 2016), the aftermath of the 2008 crash has affected how we afford a roof upon our head; where it is going to be located; who will be our neighbour; what will our outside...
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The study of migration cannot be limited to the analysis of merely objective parameters and metrics, such as the number of migrants, their countries of origin and their tangible and/or perceived economic impact. Migration processes comprise a series of symbolic elements related to both the migrants and to their perception in the host country and the analysis of these elements...
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The ongoing and seemingly unending crises of the Eurozone, and of the European integration project more broadly, have dominated the headlines over the last decade. More recently, these have begun to have notable consequences for not just ‘economic’ questions related to budget deficits, sovereign debt and a possible lost decade in terms of economic stagnation but, increasingly, the...
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Since 2010 Greece has been synonymous with economic crisis, recession, unemployment and monumental debt. It has been regarded as either the bête noire of the European Union, a country that is not in a position to comply with the norms of the European integration project, or the victim of the aggressive neoliberal policies and the lack of solidarity coming from the other...
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The complex relationship between globalization and authoritarianism has been much debated. Nicos Poulantzas, who offered one explanation for this relationship, warned us about the usage of his own conceptualization of authoritarian statism: ‘Given the deepening division between dominant and dominated countries of the imperialist chain—a result of the internationalization of capitalist...
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The notion of ‘authoritarian neoliberalism’ indicates a loss of neoliberalism’s ‘hegemonic “aura”’ and a shift towards ‘extraordinary’ modes of governance (Bruff 2014: 115). Recent developments of securitization, debt discipline, constitutionalization of austerity and coercive policies towards migrants, trade unions and other social actors...
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In response to the financial crisis of the 1970s the Wall Street–Treasury nexus, in concert with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, sought to reconstruct the global power (im)balance by attempting to eliminate any inklings of collectivism in the global South through the imposition of brutal forms of economic discipline. For some this represents the heart of neoliberalism,...
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When the former US Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, proposed to his G20 counterparts in a November 2010 meeting that their respective governments adopt current account deficit or surplus targets of less than 4 per cent of GDP, it drew an intriguing response from the then Vice-Foreign Minister of China, Cui Tiankai: ‘The artificial setting of a numerical target...
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CCTV cameras have become part of the urban landscape—they are features of neighbourhood street corners—yet privatized security guards patrol the supermarket. State intelligence agencies are expanding, yet the state is outsourcing the management of the local water supply. Each is among the most common of contemporary markers of civic life. As Cemal Burak Tansel and his contributors have...
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İsmet Akça is a member of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Yıldız Technical University. His research areas include the political sociology of Turkey, military and politics, military and economy, theories of state and neoliberalism. He most recently edited with Ahmet Bekmen and Barış Alp Özden Turkey...
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This book series provides an open platform for the publication of path-breaking and interdisciplinary scholarship which seeks to understand and critique capitalism along four key lines: crisis, development, inequality, and resistance. At its core lies the assumption that the world is in various states of transformation, and that these transformations may build upon earlier paths of change and...
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