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Neoliberalism: New Directions Workshop

Our workshop on Neoliberalism: New Directions took place on Wednesday 11th January at the University of Exeter. It brought together academics from Exeter, Oxford, Kings and UCL.


Welcome drinks

James Mark (Exeter) & Ljubica Spaskovska (Exeter)

Historiography and Neoliberalism
Richard Toye (Exeter)

Neoliberalism and Ideology
Ben Jackson (Oxford)

Lunch – Woodbridge Dining Room, Reed Hall

Neoliberalism and Social Policy
Bernhard Rieger (University College London)

Anglo-American Neoliberalism and Neoliberal Subjectivities
Christina Scharff (King’s College London)


Neoliberalism in the Global Semi-Periphery
Tobias Rupprecht (Exeter)

Neoliberalism and the Periphery
David Priestland (Oxford)

Closing discussion: ‘New Directions’; Writing a Network Grant

Workshop closes

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