School of History

QUEEN MARY SEMINAR SERIES ON AMERICA: "THE INFLUENCE OF TRANSATLANTIC NEOLIBERAL POLITICS"

22 October 2013

Time: 6:30pm
Venue: People's Palace Lecture Theatre 1, People's Palace, QMUL

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As part of the Queen Mary Seminar Series on America, Dr Daniel Stedman Jones presents on "The Influence of Transatlantic Neoliberal Politics".

In his book, Masters of the Universe, Dr Stedman Jones argues that neoliberal ideas developed across the Atlantic  in the post-war period before taking hold on policymakers in the United States and the United Kingdom as a response to the economic crises of the 1970s. Why were neoliberal ideas compelling? Part of the answer lies in the desperation of the situation of stagflation. More importantly, the answer can be found in the transformation of neoiliberal ideas in the postwar United States. This talk examines this change in neoliberal ideas as they were incubated in an environment dominated by the Cold War and rising prosperity.

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