chapter  5
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Everywhere?: the present juncture

The paradigmatic subjects of global neo-liberalism are defined not by their pos-

ition in the colonial arrangement of space, but by their functionality in the building

of a world-wide market society. They are not enclosed in reform clubs, penned up

in penal colonies, or staged in street displays; but rather brought together in organi-

zations, acting purposefully, in the name of an ever-abstract humanity, ‘to bring

more orderly and reliable responses to social and political issues that go beyond the

capacities of states to address individually’ (Gordenker and Weiss, 1996: 17).