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Masters of the universe : Hayek, Friedman, and the birth of neoliberal politics

Author: Daniel Stedman Jones
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New editionView all editions and formats
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"How did American and British policymakers become so enamored with free markets, deregulation, and limited government? This book--the first comprehensive transatlantic history of the rise of neoliberal politics--presents a surprising answer. Based on archival research and interviews with leading participants in the movement, Masters of the Universe traces the ascendancy of neoliberalism from the academy of interwar  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Stedman Jones
ISBN: 9780691161013 0691161011
OCLC Number: 972871695
Notes: Previous edition: 2012.
Awards: Short-listed for Royal Historical Society Gladstone History Book Prize 2012
Description: xvi, 418 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The postwar settlement --
The 1940s : the emergence of the neoliberal critique --
The rising tide : neoliberal ideas in the postwar period --
A transatlantic network : think tanks and the ideological entrepreneurs --
Keynesianism and the emergence of monetarism, 1945-71 --
Economic strategy : the neoliberal breakthrough, 1971-84 --
Neoliberalism applied? The transformation of affordable housing and urban policy in the United States and Britain, 1945-2000 --
Conclusion : the legacy of transatlantic neoliberalism : faith-based policy.
Responsibility: Daniel Stedman Jones.

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Finalist for the 2014 Presidents' Book Award, Western Social Science Association Shortlisted for the 2012 Gladstone Prize, Royal Historical Society "[I]ntelligent."--Kenneth Minogue, Wall Street Read more...

 
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