A new history of British neoliberalism that looks beyond right-wing actors.
The rise of British neoliberalism—a renewed emphasis on privatization and market-oriented economics—over the last fifty years is often characterized as the product of right-wing political economists, think tanks, and politicians. The Neoliberal Age? argues that this pat narrative ignores broader forces in British left-wing culture that collaborated to transform twentieth-century social life. Through a variety of case studies, the authors demonstrate that our austere, individualistic age emerged from more complex sociopolitical negotiations than typically described.
About the Author
Aled Davies is career development fellow in modern history at Jesus College, Oxford University.
Ben Jackson is associate professor of modern history at Oxford University.
Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite is associate professor of twentieth-century British history at University College London.