chapter  7
Globalization and Mental Health: Neo-Colonialism, or Neo-Liberalism, and Mental Health
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Since the fall of the European colonial empires in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, a new regime has emerged that is called, variously and depending on one’s attitude toward it, globalization, global capitalism, neo-liberalism, and neo-colonialism. In this section, I will review the characteristics of this new world order, some political attitudes toward the system, some of its effects and manifestations-including its effect on mental health systems, public and private-around the world.