Neoliberalism and National Culture: State-Building and Legitimacy in Canada and Québec (Studies in Critical Social Sciences #38) (Paperback)

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Neoliberalism and National Culture: State-Building and Legitimacy in Canada and Québec (Studies in Critical Social Sciences #38) (Paperback)

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Neoliberal globalization is understood to have a corrosive effect on the state. Reductions in economic regulatory capacities combined with an ideological attack on the public necessity of social spending has left many with the impression that the state is a weakened institution, at best. This book argues that despite popular claims to the contrary, global capitalism requires state institutional authority, but the legitimation of this authority is increasingly tied to cultural rather than economic means. Canada and Qu bec are presented in historical comparative context as examples of how neoliberal states achieve global political economic integration while relying on cultural legitimation to maintain social policies working to mitigate social changes resulting from increased global integration.
Cory Blad Ph.D. (2006) in Sociology, University of Tennessee, is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Manhattan College. His research focuses on the nexus of neoliberalism and cultural politics with particular emphasis on the role of state institutions.
Product Details ISBN: 9781608462438
ISBN-10: 1608462439
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2013
Pages: 270
Language: English
Series: Studies in Critical Social Sciences