Neoliberalism has become the world's most predominant political-economic paradigm. It features continual implementation of policy focused on capital creation and accumulation, within an increasing amount of states in our capitalist world, in an effort to maintain permanent economic growth of which is an impossible feat. This effort has similarly generated many deleterious externalities in our social organizations and our collective but individualized psychology. The combination of both the impossibility of permanent economic growth and those externalities that neoliberalism provides inevitably leads to authoritarian means of governance. I illuminate these concepts with considerations of our historical and contemporary political-economic organizations, its sociological mechanisms, and the effect it has on our psychology. Finally, I offer a glimpse of what our future holds as we become increasingly entrenched in a neoliberal world order.
|Advisor:||Thompson, Michael J.|
|Commitee:||Mason, John, Principe, Michael|
|School:||The William Paterson University of New Jersey|
|Department:||Public Policy and International Affairs|
|School Location:||United States -- New Jersey|
|Source:||MAI 58/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Critical theory, Neoliberalism|
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