Tag Archives: neoliberalism

Is neoliberalism ubiquitous? by Risto Heiskala

What is neoliberalism? The simple answer is that it is market fundamentalism according to which markets are the best organizational solution to all societal needs. Thus public sectors should be made as minimal as possible and even the remaining part should be, according to the New Public Management doctrine, run as it were a private firm. Continue reading

Neoliberalism and Populism in Turkey by Mahmut Mutman

The Turkish case shows that the universally accepted model of “neoliberal rule-populist response” is more complicated than it seems. The story of neoliberalism in Turkey goes as far back as 1980 military coup. The simple reason behind the coup was … Continue reading

Populism in the shadow of neoliberalism – the Finnish case by Jorma Sipilä

As for populism, we speak of mass movements of adults, who feel severe dissatisfaction. They have lost jobs, money, security and undergone unfairness and insults by public and private institutions. All this has led to pessimism towards the mainstream culture … Continue reading

The Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR) of the University ofTampere requests the pleasure of your company at its 14th Anniversary &Alumni Reunion 19 April 2017

Welcome to our reunion and wait for our blogs on the panel theme of populism! Programme 14:15 Opening Words and an Annual Report, Professor Risto Heiskala, Director of the IASR 14:30 Greetings from the University of Tampere Professor Seppo Parkkila, … Continue reading

Neoliberalism and Populism: A Short Survey by Mahmut Mutman

There are two ways in which we can talk about the relationship between neoliberalism and populism. Populism often emerges as a response to the crisis produced by neoliberalism, or alternatively (and paradoxically) they work in combination, i.e. neoliberal policies are … Continue reading

Nationalism, Populism, Globalism: Brexit and Trump 

by Robert Imre The victory of Donald Trump as President of the United States has been reported in various ways as a shock,  just as the Brexit vote was reported to have shocked people in the UK and the US. … Continue reading