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The Resource The return of ordinary capitalism : neoliberalism, precarity, occupy, Sanford F. Schram

The return of ordinary capitalism : neoliberalism, precarity, occupy, Sanford F. Schram

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The return of ordinary capitalism : neoliberalism, precarity, occupy
Title
The return of ordinary capitalism
Title remainder
neoliberalism, precarity, occupy
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Sanford F. Schram
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "As Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward argued in the early seventies, in a capitalist economy, social welfare policies alternatingly serve political and economic ends as circumstances dictate. In moments of political stability, governments emphasize a capitalistic work ethic (even if it means working a job that will leave one impoverished); when times are less politically stable, states liberalize welfare policies to recreate the conditions for political acquiescence. Sanford Schram has argued that each swing of this cycle can be seen as producing its own path dependency of diminishing returns for the poor, even while people increasingly become dependent upon public assistance. This produces a new normal in which economic inequality increases with each cycle: political discourse shifts to a focus on national debt while the poor and working class are disciplined to be market-compliant actors. As Schram points out, recent economic downturns have accelerated these shifts. He calls this a return to "ordinary capitalism," or a return to destabilizing conditions that increase political gridlock on issues of social welfare and forestall any momentum to address problems brought about by the changing economy. In this book, Schram, building on a lifetime of writings on public welfare, looks at the ways in which this shift affects social policymaking across a range of policy areas, including welfare policy, drug treatment programs, and education. Drawing on a number of cases, he proposes ways to better account for these shifts toward ordinary capitalism and highlights instances of programs that work well in order to suggest paths toward a more progressive politics"--
  • "Combining political theory, historical investigation, and empirical analysis of contemporary politics and public policymaking, this volume plumbs the depths of neoliberalism as the prevailing political-economic logic of the current era of increasing inequality. Chapters address how neoliberalization contributes to the growing economic insecurity of ordinary people in recent decades, the concomitant hollowing out of the welfare state, the ongoing marketization of social welfare programs, the increasing reliance on the private sector for developing, implementing and even the financing of social programs, and resultant political responses on both the Left and the Right (Occupy and the Tea Party in particular). Neoliberalism's effects on politics as well as social and economic policy are examined. Special attention is given to the role of protest politics for keeping alive the possibilities for political action in an age of neoliberal constraints on the ability of ordinary people to exercise political agency. The book concludes with consideration of political strategizing for working through rather than around neoliberalism via a radical, rather than status-quo reinforcing, incrementalism"--
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Schram, Sanford,
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non fiction
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  • Neoliberalism
  • Economic policy
  • Equality
  • Public welfare
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare
  • Economic policy
  • Equality
  • Neoliberalism
  • Public welfare
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The return of ordinary capitalism : neoliberalism, precarity, occupy, Sanford F. Schram
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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Contents
Preface -- 1. The Return of Ordinary Capitalism: Neoliberalism as the New Normal -- 2. Middle-Class Melancholia: Self-Sufficiency after the Demise of Christianized Capitalism (U.S. Style) -- 3. Occupy Precarity: Resisting the Limits of Collective Agency under Neoliberalism -- 4. The Deep Semiotic Structure of Deservingness: Discourse and Identity in Neoliberal Welfare Policy -- 5. The End of Social Work: Implementing a Neoliberal Paternalism (with Basha Silverman) -- 6. Schooling the Corporatized Citizen: From Grade School through College -- 7. The Next Neoliberal Thing: Social Impact Bonds -- 8. Getting Beyond Neoliberalism: The Road to Radical Incrementalism
Control code
903811581
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780190253011
Lccn
2014046018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)903811581
Label
The return of ordinary capitalism : neoliberalism, precarity, occupy, Sanford F. Schram
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- 1. The Return of Ordinary Capitalism: Neoliberalism as the New Normal -- 2. Middle-Class Melancholia: Self-Sufficiency after the Demise of Christianized Capitalism (U.S. Style) -- 3. Occupy Precarity: Resisting the Limits of Collective Agency under Neoliberalism -- 4. The Deep Semiotic Structure of Deservingness: Discourse and Identity in Neoliberal Welfare Policy -- 5. The End of Social Work: Implementing a Neoliberal Paternalism (with Basha Silverman) -- 6. Schooling the Corporatized Citizen: From Grade School through College -- 7. The Next Neoliberal Thing: Social Impact Bonds -- 8. Getting Beyond Neoliberalism: The Road to Radical Incrementalism
Control code
903811581
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780190253011
Lccn
2014046018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)903811581

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