Chapter

Conclusion

Rachel S. Turner

in Neo-Liberal Ideology

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print February 2008 | ISBN: 9780748632688
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652792 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632688.003.0009
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This chapter uncovers neo-liberalism's specific conceptual pattern from a pool of virtually unlimited possible combinations. It identifies neo-liberalism's conceptual configuration and its distinctive identity as an ideology. The book contends that neo-liberalism represents much more than a simple commitment to unfettered free markets; it is a complex ideology with many individual strands, which come together to form a coherent movement in opposition to collectivism.

Keywords: neo-liberalism; collectivism; conceptual pattern; free markets

Chapter.  3689 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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