Economic Transitions To Neoliberalism In Middle-income Countries: Policy Dilemmas, Economic Crises, Forms Of Resistance by Alfredo Saad-FilhoEconomic Transitions To Neoliberalism In Middle-income Countries: Policy Dilemmas, Economic Crises, Forms Of Resistance by Alfredo Saad-Filho

Economic Transitions To Neoliberalism In Middle-income Countries: Policy Dilemmas, Economic Crises…

EditorAlfredo Saad-Filho, Galip L. Yalman

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Neoliberalism is based on the systematic use of state power to impose, under the veil of ¿non-intervention¿, a hegemonic project of recomposition of capitalist rule in most areas of social life. The tensions and displacements embedded within global neoliberalism are nowhere more evident than in the middle-income countries. At the domestic level, the neoliberal transitions have transformed significantly the material basis of social reproduction in these countries. These transformations include, but they are not limited to, shifts in economic and social policy. They also encompass the structure of property, the modality of insertion of the country into the international economy, and the domestic forms of exploitation and social domination. The political counterpart of these processes is the limitation of the domestic political sphere through the insulation of ¿markets¿ and investors from social accountability and the imposition of a stronger imperative of labour control, allegedly in order to secure international competitiveness.

These economic and political shifts have reduced the scope for universal welfare provision and led to regressive distributive shifts and higher unemployment and job insecurity in most countries. They have also created an income-concentrating dynamics of accumulation that has proven immune to Keynesian and reformist interventions. This book examines these challenges and dilemmas analytically, and empirically in different national contexts.

This edited collection offers a theoretical critique of neoliberalism and a review of the contrasting experiences of eight middle-income countries (Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey and Venezuela). The studies included are interdisciplinary, ranging across economics, sociology, anthropology, international relations, political science and related social sciences. The book focuses on a materialist understanding of the workings of neoliberalism as a modality of social and economic reproduction, and its everyday practices of dispossession and exploitation. It will therefore be of particular interest to scholars in industrial policy, neoliberalism and development strategy.

Alfredo Saad Filhois Professor of Political Economy and Head of the Department of Development Studies at SOAS, University of London, UK. Galip L.Yalmanis an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Chairman of the European Studies Graduate Programme at the Middle Eastern Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.
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Title:Economic Transitions To Neoliberalism In Middle-income Countries: Policy Dilemmas, Economic Crises…Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 8, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionAlfredo Saad¿Filho and Galip L. Yalman Part 1: Neoliberalism and Globalisation1. Neoliberalism as FinancialisationBen Fine2. The Continuing Ecological Dominance of Neoliberalism in the CrisisBob Jessop3.Globalisation as a Crisis FormErgin Yildizoglu4. Cultural Political Economy of Neoliberalism: The Production and Negotiations of ¿Competitiveness¿ as Hegemonic Logic(s)Ngai-Ling Sum5. Socially Responsible Investment and Neoliberal Discipline in Emerging MarketsSusanne Soederberg6.Global Unions and Global Capitalism: Contest or Accommodation?Seyhan Erdogdu7. Neoliberalism and the Politics of War: The Case of IraqFiliz Zab¿Part 2: Country Experiences8.Neoliberal Transformation in Turkey: State, Class and DiscoursePinar Bedirhanoglu and Galip L. Yalman9. Neoliberalism, Industrial Restructuring and Labour: Lessons from the Delhi Garment IndustryAlessandra Mezzadri10. The Developmental State and the Neoliberal Transition in South KoreaHae-Yung Song11. Korean Left Debates on Alternatives to NeoliberalismSeongjin Jeong12. China and the Quest for Alternatives to NeoliberalismDic Lo and Yu Zhang13. Globalisation, Neoliberalism, Labour, with Reference to South AfricaHenry Bernstein14. Social Class and Politics in Brazil: From Cardoso to LulaArmando Boito15. Is There an Acceptable Future for Workers in Capitalism? The Case of Latin AmericaAlejandro Valle Baeza16. Progressive Third World Central Banking and the Case of VenezuelaAl Campbell and Hasan C¿mert17.Transition to Neoliberalism and Decentralisation Policies in MexicoAylin Topal

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"While presenting a powerful analysis of the global structural transformations involved in the transition to neoliberalism, this volume avoids the trap of seeing this transformation as a primarily homogenising force. On the contrary global neoliberalism has reconstituted the economic and social institutions of capitalism differently in each country and region. It is precisely these differences that constitute one of the strengths of neoliberalism. This book is the definitive exploration of neoliberal transitions in a range of the most important middle income countries." Terrence McDonough Professor of Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway