Interview: William Davies and Nicholas Gane on Neoliberalism (2013)

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Interview: William Davies and Nicholas Gane on Neoliberalism

Neoliberalism and the Ethos of Competition:
William Davies and Nicholas Gane in discussion

In this interview for the TCS Website (18 December 2013), William Davies and Nicholas Gane discuss competition, monopoly, markets, neoliberalism and Foucault.

NG: You have a forthcoming book in the TCS book series called The Limits of Neoliberalism. Could you tell us what this book is about?

WD: Initially my interest which led to the book came from when I was working in a policy think-tank – the Institute for Public Policy Research – about nine years ago now. I became very interested in the notion of competitiveness as a concept within public policy discourse because it struck me that nearly any policy could be justified on the basis that it was good for national or urban competitiveness or the competitiveness of communities or regions. One of the…

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