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Title:
The road from Mont Pèlerin : the making of the neoliberal thought collective
Author:
Mirowski, Philip, 1951-
ISBN:
9780674033184
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009.
Physical Description:
vi, 469 p. ; 25 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Contents:
French neoliberalism and its divisions : from the Colloque Walter Lippmann to the Fifth Republic / François Denord -- Liberalism and neoliberalism in Britain, 1930-1980 / Keith Tribe -- Neoliberalism in Germany : revisiting the ordoliberal foundations of the social market economy / Ralf Ptak -- The rise of the Chicago School of Economics and the birth of neoliberalism / Philip Mirowski and Rob van Horn -- The neoliberals confront the trades unions / Yves Steiner -- Reinventing monopoly and the role of corporations : Chicago School of Law and Economics / Rob van Horn -- The origins of neoliberal economic development discourse / Dieter Plehwe -- Business conservatives and the Mont Pèlerin Society / Kim Phillips-Fein -- The influence of neoliberals in Chile before, during, and after Pinochet / Karin Fischer -- Taking aim at the new international economic order / Jennifer Bair -- How neoliberalism makes a world : the urban property project in Peru / Jim Mitchell -- Postface : defining neoliberalism / Philip Mirowski.
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What exactly is neoliberalism, and where did it come from? This volume attempts to answer these questions by exploring neoliberalism's origins and growth as a political and economic movement.

Although modern neoliberalism was born at the "Colloque Walter Lippmann" in 1938, it only came into its own with the founding of the Mont Pèlerin Society, a partisan "thought collective," in Vevey, Switzerland, in 1947. Its original membership was made up of transnational economists and intellectuals, including Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, George Stigler, Karl Popper, Michael Polanyi, and Luigi Einaudi. From this small beginning, their ideas spread throughout the world, fostering, among other things, the political platforms of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan and the Washington Consensus.

The Road from Mont Pèlerin presents the key debates and conflicts that occurred among neoliberal scholars and their political and corporate allies regarding trade unions, development economics, antitrust policies, and the influence of philanthropy. The book captures the depth and complexity of the neoliberal "thought collective" while examining the numerous ways that neoliberal discourse has come to shape the global economy.


Table of Contents

Dieter PlehweFran&ccidle;ois DenordKeith TribeRalf PtakRob Van Horn and Philip MirowskiYves SteinerRob Van HornDieter PlehweKim Phillips-FeinKarin FischerJennifer BairTimothy MitchellPhilip Mirowski
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 Origins of National Traditions
1 French Neoliberalism and Its Divisions: From the Colloque Walter Lippmann to the Fifth Republicp. 45
2 Liberalism and Neoliberalism in Britain, 1930-1980p. 68
3 Neoliberalism in Germany: Revisiting the Ordoliberal Foundations of the Social Market Economyp. 98
4 The Rise of the Chicago School of Economics and the Birth of Neoliberalismp. 139
Part 2 Arguing Out Strategies on Targeted Topics
5 The Neoliberals Confront the Trade Unionsp. 181
6 Reinventing Monopoly and the Role of Corporations: The Roots of Chicago Law and Economicsp. 204
7 The Origins of the Neoliberal Economic Development Discoursep. 238
8 Business Conservatives and the Mont Pèlerin Societyp. 280
Part 3 Mobilization for Action
9 The Influence of Neoliberals in Chile before, during, and after Pinochetp. 305
10 Taking Aim at the New International Economic Orderp. 347
11 How Neoliberalism Makes Its World: The Urban Property Rights Project in Perup. 386
Postface: Defining Neoliberalismp. 417
List of Contributorsp. 457
Indexp. 459