This volume addresses the relationship between law and neoliberalism. Assembling work from established and emerging legal scholars, political theorists, philosophers, historians, and sociologists from around the world – including the Americas, Australia, Europe, and the United Kingdom – it addresses the conceptual, legal, and political relationships between liberal legality and neoliberal economics. More specifically, the book analyses the role that legality plays in the dominant economic force of our time, offering both a legal corrective to scholarship in economics and political economy that has paid insufficient attention to legal ideas, and, at the same time, a political economic corrective to legal scholarship that has only recently turned to theorizing neoliberalism. It will be of enormous interest to those working at the intersection of law and politics in our neoliberal age.

chapter |15 pages

An introduction to the politics of legality in a neoliberal age

ByBen Golder, Daniel McLoughlin

part I|67 pages

The law and legality of neoliberalism

chapter 1|27 pages

Transformations of the rule of law

Legal, liberal, and neo-
ByMartin Krygier

chapter 2|20 pages

Thatcherism as an extension of consensus

ByMichael Gardiner

chapter 3|19 pages

Foucault and Becker

A biopolitical approach to human capital and the stability of preferences
ByMiguel Vatter

part II|51 pages

Constituting neoliberalism

chapter 4|13 pages

Constructing ‘privatopia’

The role of constitutional law in Chile’s radical neoliberal experiment
ByJavier Couso

chapter 5|19 pages

The rise of juridical neoliberalism

ByThomas Biebricher

chapter 6|18 pages

Neoliberalism as legalism

International economic law and the rise of the judiciary
ByNtina Tzouvala

part III|82 pages

Human rights and neoliberalism

chapter 7|26 pages

A powerless companion

Human rights in the age of neoliberalism
BySamuel Moyn

chapter 9|22 pages

Articulating human rights discourse in local struggles in a neoliberal age

ByZeynep Kıvılcım