The Rise of the Market

The Rise of the Market

Critical Essays on the Political Economy of Neo-Liberalism

Edited by Philip Arestis and Malcolm Sawyer

The growth of neo-liberalism has been the dominant political force in the past two decades. This volume concentrates on understanding the political economy of neo-liberalism. It focuses on a number of the most critical issues and examines the essence of neo-liberalism, namely, the dominance of the market.

Preface

Edited by Philip Arestis and Malcolm Sawyer

Subjects: economics and finance, post-keynesian economics

Extract

This book of essays, which are revised and updated versions of contributions which have already appeared in the International Papers in Political Economy, seek to contribute to a development of political economy and the analysis of neo-liberalism. We wish to thank all the contributors to this volume and to the issues of International Papers in Political Economy. Without their support this and a companion volume, also based on International Papers in Political Economy, would not have been possible. Edward Elgar and Dymphna Evans have been supportive publishers in this and other ventures, and we are grateful to them and their staff for their support. vii