Quinn Slobodian

Quinn Slobodian is the author of Crack-Up Capitalism: Market Radicals and the Dream of a World without Democracy, out in 2023. His most recent book, Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism (Harvard University Press, 2018), won the American Historical Association’s George Louis Beer Prize and has been translated into seven languages. A frequent commenter on contemporary politics in the New York Times, Guardian and elsewhere, he is a visiting associate professor at Brown University for 2022 and Marion Butler McLean Professor of the History of Ideas at Wellesley College. He is also an associate fellow at Chatham House and co-director of the History and Political Economy Project.

Neoliberalism Beyond the Heartlands

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Are Intellectual Property Rights Neoliberal? Yes and No

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