1. Cities and the Geographies of “Actually Existing Neoliberalism”

  1. Neil Brenner and
  2. Nik Theodore
  1. Neil Brenner and
  2. Nik Theodore

Published Online: 22 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397499.ch1

Spaces of Neoliberalism: Urban Restructuring in North America and Western Europe

Spaces of Neoliberalism: Urban Restructuring in North America and Western Europe

How to Cite

Brenner, N. and Theodore, N. (2002) Cities and the Geographies of “Actually Existing Neoliberalism”, in Spaces of Neoliberalism: Urban Restructuring in North America and Western Europe (eds N. Brenner and N. Theodore), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444397499.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 DEC 2002

Book Series:

  1. The Antipode Book Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Noel Castree,
  2. Jamie Peck and
  3. Jane Wills

Series Editor Information

  1. School of Geography, University of Manchester, Manchester, MI 3 9PL, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405101059

Online ISBN: 9781444397499

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Keywords:

  • critical geography perspective on neoliberalism;
  • contextual embeddedness of neoliberal restructuring projects;
  • crises of Keynesian welfare policies, national and local states;
  • contemporary neoliberalization conceptualized as catalysts;
  • neoliberalism and “utopia” of free markets;
  • dysfunctional effects, neoliberal to capitalistic restructuring;
  • neoliberal doctrine “one size fits all”;
  • uneven geographical development and regulation;
  • spaces of neoliberalization, path-dependent interactions;
  • challenging, hegemonic dynamics of capitalistic accumulation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Towards a Political Economy of Actually Existing Neoliberalism

  • Spaces of Neoliberalization (1): Path-Dependency

  • Spaces of Neoliberalization (2): Creative Destruction

  • Spaces of Neoliberalization (3): Cities

  • Conclusion: From Neoliberalized Cities to the Urbanization of Neoliberalism?

  • Acknowledgments

  • References