Title

Neoliberalism’s Effect on Society: An Analysis of the Internalization of Neoliberalism on Freedoms and Democracy

Faculty Mentor

Thomas Hawley

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

10-5-2023 11:10 AM

End Date

10-5-2023 11:30 AM

Location

PUB 321

Department

International Affairs

Abstract

Not much is more heavily debated in the realm of social sciences than the phenomenon of Neoliberalism. Philosophers and academics alike, from the lectures by Michel Foucault in the latter half of the 20th century, to the publications of David Harvey and Wendy Brown today, the only constant is that Neoliberalism is a complex and nuanced system of governmentality. This paper seeks to both analyze the phenomenon of Neoliberalism in terms of both its creation and perpetuation, but also how the ideology of Neoliberalism pervades the paradigms of thought in society. This paper argues that the systems of governmentality we call Neoliberalism is an intentional action of the ruling class that is affecting society in ways that will result in the transformation of our current conceptions of freedom, and the eradication of Democracy itself.

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Neoliberalism’s Effect on Society: An Analysis of the Internalization of Neoliberalism on Freedoms and Democracy

PUB 321

Not much is more heavily debated in the realm of social sciences than the phenomenon of Neoliberalism. Philosophers and academics alike, from the lectures by Michel Foucault in the latter half of the 20th century, to the publications of David Harvey and Wendy Brown today, the only constant is that Neoliberalism is a complex and nuanced system of governmentality. This paper seeks to both analyze the phenomenon of Neoliberalism in terms of both its creation and perpetuation, but also how the ideology of Neoliberalism pervades the paradigms of thought in society. This paper argues that the systems of governmentality we call Neoliberalism is an intentional action of the ruling class that is affecting society in ways that will result in the transformation of our current conceptions of freedom, and the eradication of Democracy itself.