In Neoliberal Times

  • Chris Dolan
Part of the Educational Leadership Theory book series (ELT)


The ‘meteoric’ expansion of academic inquiry into neoliberalism (Springer, 2012, p.135) over the last two decades has undone scholarly consensus about its meanings and effects. Disagreements have emerged over the way the ‘academic growth concept’ (Flew, 2012, p. 44) of neoliberalism should be apprehended and about its power and pervasiveness across social fields such as education. To commence this chapter, I flag an a priori concern about neoliberalism’s burgeoning literature catalogue and the enormous breadth and depth of its contexts and applications and the contemporaneous disappearance of unifying structure or coherent meaning.


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  1. 1.University of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia

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