10. “Common-Sense” Neoliberalism: Progressive Conservative Urbanism in Toronto, Canada

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

Published Online: 22 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397499.ch10

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

Keil, R. (2002) “Common-Sense” Neoliberalism: Progressive Conservative Urbanism in Toronto, Canada, 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.ch10

Author Information

  1. York University, Toronto, Canada

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:

  • CSR, progressive conservative urbanism;
  • urban neoliberalism, as contradictory re-regulation of urban life;
  • shift, from Keynesian-Fordist-welfarist to post-Fordist-workfarist;
  • Toronto, Canada, neoliberal policies, provincial “Common-sense”;
  • “roll-back/roll-out neoliberalism” distinction;
  • neoliberalisms with globalization, as a reference point;
  • notion of neoliberalism as governmentality;
  • the urban, the everyday, and neoliberalism, and concept of social space;
  • neoliberal urbanism and changing set of technologies of power;
  • CSR in Ontario, through the six lenses

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Short Life and Times of Urban Neoliberalism

  • The Political Economy of Urban Neoliberalism

  • The Foucauldian Critique: Explaining Urban Neoliberalism With Changing Technologies of Power

  • The Urban, the Everyday, and Neoliberalism

  • The “Common-Sense Revolution” (CSR) in Ontario

  • Conclusion: From Defense to Resistance

  • Acknowledgments

  • References