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Neoliberalism, Civil Society and Security in Africa


Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

About this book


Free market policies have been in operation across Africa for the past 25 years, yet they have failed to reverse deepening poverty. This book explores, with case studies, why such policies continue to be implemented and the ways in which they have been reinvented by socialization, depoliticization, regionalization and securitization.


globalization Governance neoliberalism organization political economy poverty social capital transformation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Trinity College DublinIreland

About the authors

PÁDRAIG CARMODY is Lecturer in Geography, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He has consulted for the South African government and was formerly Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont, USA.

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