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Brown, Wendy

In the Ruins of Neoliberalism

The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West

Series:The Wellek Library Lectures

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS

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    Publication Date:
    2019
    Copyright year:
    2019
    To be published:
    July 2019
    ISBN
    978-0-231-55053-6
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    Wendy Brown explains the hard-right turn in Western politics. She argues that neoliberalism’s intensification of nihilism coupled with its accidental wounding of white male supremacy generates an apocalyptic populism willing to destroy the world rather than endure a future in which this supremacy disappears.

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    COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Language:
    English
    Readership:
    Professional and scholarly;

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    BrownWendy:

    Wendy Brown (PhD, Political Philosophy, Princeton) is Class of 1936 First Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. She is the author of Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism's Stealth Revolution (Zone, 2015), Walled States, Waning Sovereignty (Zone, 2010), and Regulating Aversion: Tolerance in the Age of Empire and Identity (Princeton, 2006) and coauthor (with Rainer Forst) of The Power of Tolerance (Columbia, 2014), among a number of other titles. Her interests include political theory, critical theory, continental philosophy, psychoanalysis, democratic theory, capitalism, and neoliberalism.Wendy Brown is Class of 1936 First Chair at the University of California, Berkeley, where she teaches political theory. Her recent books include Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism’s Stealth Revolution (2015) and Walled States, Waning Sovereignty (2010).

    Reviews

    Nicholas Xenos, Director of the Amherst Program in Critical Theory:
    Brown attends to the perceived puzzles of neoliberalism that have baffled other analysts and solves them outright. In the Ruins of Neoliberalism offers a complete rethinking of our current political reality.

    Étienne Balibar, author of Secularism and Cosmopolitanism:
    In her fascinating book, Wendy Brown demonstrates that neoliberal rationality, more than merely economistic in spirit, also contains a reactionary moralism. The two elements dovetail in curtailing every form of equality. This has devastating effects, as we can observe in the world from Trump to Bolsonaro to Erdogan.

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