Mutant Neoliberalism and the Politics of Culture

Mutant Neoliberalism and the Politics of Culture

This post is part of our symposium on Mutant Neoliberalism. You can find the full symposium here.  As other contributors to this symposium have noted, Mutant Neoliberalism effectively illustrates that neoliberalism cannot be reduced to neoclassical economics or the Washington Consensus, but instead must be understood as a constantly mutating cultural and political formation. What I want to…

Nationalism and Neoliberal Governance

Nationalism and Neoliberal Governance

This post is part of our symposium on Mutant Neoliberalism. You can find the full symposium here.  In my 2014 book The Limits of Neoliberalism, I offered a largely Weberian account of how the principle of competition provides the metaphysical ideas on which the authority of the neoliberal state depends. Crucially, I suggested, competition doesn’t just offer a…

The Bourgeois Internationale, Part II

The Bourgeois Internationale, Part II

This post is Part II of David Grewal’s response to Mutant Neoliberalism, Part I is available here. You can find the full symposium here.  As I noted in my first post, it is possible that the COVID-19 pandemic will force a reckoning with the democratic deficit in the European Union and prompt a renewal of left-wing…

Up or Out: Migration and Rated Governance

Up or Out: Migration and Rated Governance

This post is part of our symposium on Mutant Neoliberalism. You can find the full symposium here.  Atossa Araxia Abrahamian – Ken Loach’s 2016 film I Am Daniel Blake (2016) depicts post-crash austerity in all of its bleak barbarity. The plot revolves around the film’s protagonist, a middle-aged carpenter, who attempts to navigate the British welfare system after…

The Bourgeois Internationale, Part I

The Bourgeois Internationale, Part I

This post is part of our symposium on Mutant Neoliberalism. You can find the full symposium here.  Mutant Neoliberalism is an excellent collection of essays canvassing what editors William Callison and Zachary Manfredi rightly diagnose as the changing face of neoliberalism – really, the multiplicity of national, transnational and post-national neoliberalisms – evolving in the aftermath…

Dead Again? Mutant Neoliberalism and Crisis Reinvention

Dead Again? Mutant Neoliberalism and Crisis Reinvention

Editor’s note: Will the rise of new political forces and the explosion of global crises sound neoliberalism’s death knell? Or will ostensible challenges to existing political and economic orders instead catalyze new mutations in neoliberalism’s dynamic development? Mutant Neoliberalism, a recent edited collection, brings together leading scholars of neoliberalism—political theorists, historians, philosophers, anthropologists and sociologists—to…