Geographies of Neoliberalism

Prof Simon Springer; Prof Kean Birch (York University, Canada); Prof Julie MacLeavy (University of Bristol, UK).

Neoliberalism generally refers to the new political, economic, and social arrangements within society that emphasise market relations, re-tasking the role of the state, and individual responsibility. This ongoing work seeks to explore the geographies of neoliberalism in its mutated and mongrelised forms as it travels around our world, taking on contextually specific and often deleterious characteristics.



Birch, K, and Springer, S. Eds. 2019. Peak Neoliberalism? Revisiting and Rethinking Neoliberalism. Special issue of Ephemera.

Birch, K, and Springer, S. 2019. 'Peak neoliberalism? Revisiting and rethinking the concept of neoliberalism.' Ephemera. 19(3): 467-485.

Springer, S. 2018. 'No more room in hell: neoliberalism as living dead'. SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism. Eds. Cahill, D., Cooper, M., Konings, M., and Primrose, D. London: Sage.

Springer, S. 2017. 'Neoliberalism and antiestablishment movements'. The Age of Perplexity: Rethinking the World We Knew. Ed. GutiƩrrez, F. Madrid: BBVA Open Mind.

Springer, S., Birch, K., MacLeavy, J. 2016. 'An introduction to neoliberalism'. The Handbook of Neoliberalism. Eds. Springer, S., Birch, K., and MacLeavy, J. London: Routledge.

Springer, S., Birch, K., and MacLeavy, J. Eds. 2016. The Handbook of Neoliberalism. London: Routledge.

Springer, S. 2016. The Discourse of Neoliberalism: An Anatomy of a Powerful Idea. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

Springer, S. 2015. 'Postneoliberalism?' Review of Radical Political Economics. 47(1): 5-17.

Springer, S. 2014. 'Neoliberalism in denial.' Dialogues in Human Geography. 4(2): 154-160.

Springer, S. 2013. 'Neoliberalism'. The Ashgate Research Companion to Critical Geopolitics. Eds. Dodds, K., Kuus, M., and Sharp, J. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 147-164.

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