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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.2304/pfie.2007.5.2.239|
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This article addresses the question: what is not neoliberal? It explores the problem of treating neoliberalism's universalising ambitions as having come true and argues that this obscures both the uneven and partial impact of neoliberalism and the forms of political cultural work that are needed to make it come true. Focussing on one quintessential neoliberal development - the transformation of citizens into consumers - the article uses evidence from a recent study of public service reform in the United Kingdomn to suggest that beoliberal subjects have not (yet) materialised in this specific context. It considers how New Labour and neoliberal discourses 'tell the time' of other social imaginaries, attempting to residualise them as leftovers from earlier ways of thinking.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2007 Symposium Journals|
|Keywords:||citizens; consumers; public service reform; New Labour; neoliberalism; subjects; time;|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)|
|Depositing User:||John Clarke|
|Date Deposited:||02 Sep 2009 13:05|
|Last Modified:||26 Feb 2016 02:39|
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