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Week 17

Core reading

Advance preparation for seminar discussion

  1. Research and be ready to explain and discuss ‘neoliberalism’.
  2. Summarise Lazzarato's arguments in the passage. Where can you identify 'policing' (in figurative or more concrete senses) at work in this passage? *
  3. Discuss Lazzarato's argument in relation to Wacquant (2001).

Further reading

  • Dardot, Pierre and Laval, Christian, The New Way of the World: On Neo-liberal Society (London: Verso, 2013). See here.
  • Harvey, David, 'Neoliberalism as Creative Destruction', Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 610 (2007): 22-44. Available from the Library via JSTOR.
  • Houle, Jason, 'Young Adult Debt across Three Cohorts', Social Problems 61, 3 (2014): 448-65. Available from the Library via JSTOR.
  • Lazzarato, Maurizio, La Fabrique de l'homme endetté. Essai sur la condition néolibérale (Paris: Amsterdam, 2011).
  • Marx, Karl, 'Comments of James Mill, Éléments d'économie politique' [1844]. See here.
  • Wacquant, Loïc, Punishing the Poor: The Neoliberal Government of Social Insecurity (Durham: Duke, 2009). See here.
  • Wacquant, Loïc, 'The Penalisation of Poverty and the Rise of Neo-Liberalism', European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research 9, 4 (2001): 401-12. Available from the Library here.