Chapter 2: History and the crisis of liberal modernity: mass society and the crisis of the 1930s and 1940s
This chapter contextualises neoliberalism’s emergence as a set of ideas and a political movement in the 1930s, in part in response to the crises of that decade. In particular it focuses on conservative and liberal responses to what came to be called the mass society. It then moves on to consider one particular manifestation of mass society, that of the large, bureaucratic corporation. Much of the argument in this book is that while neoliberalism emerged as a critical response to mass society, its relationship with the large corporation was far more ambivalent and ambiguous, an argument considered in depth in later chapters.
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.
Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.
Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.