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Liberalism, Neo-Liberalism and Urban Governance: A State Theoretical Perspective.

Jessop, Bob (2002) Liberalism, Neo-Liberalism and Urban Governance: A State Theoretical Perspective. Antipode, 34 (3). pp. 452-472. ISSN 0066-4812

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    Abstract

    This paper discusses the recurrence and the recurrent limitations of liberalism as a general discourse, strategy, and regime. It then establishes a continuum of neoliberalism ranging from a project for radical system transformation from state socialism to market capitalism, through a basic regime shift within capitalism, to more limited policy adjustments intended to maintain another type of accumulation regime and its mode of regulation. These last two forms of neoliberalism are then related to a broader typology of approaches to the restructuring, rescaling, and reordering of accumulation and regulation in advanced capitalist societies: neoliberalism, neocorporatism, neostatism, and neocommunitarianism. These arguments are illustrated in the final part of the paper through a critique of the World Report on the Urban Future 21 (World Commission 2000), both as an explicit attempt to promote flanking and supporting measures to sustain the neoliberal project on the urban scale and as an implicit attempt to naturalize that project on a global scale.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Antipode
    Additional Information: The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com (c) Blackwell 2002.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Liberalism ; neo-liberalism ; urban governance ; state-theoretical perspective
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
    Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
    ID Code: 173
    Deposited By: Professor Bob Jessop
    Deposited On: 07 Jun 2006
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 16:16
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/173

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