Neoliberalism as Exception: Mutations in Citizenship and Sovereignty

Neoliberalism as Exception Mutations in Citizenship and Sovereignty Neoliberalism is commonly viewed as an economic doctrine that seeks to limit the scope of government Some consider it a form of predatory capitalism with adverse effects on the Global South In this gr

  • Title: Neoliberalism as Exception: Mutations in Citizenship and Sovereignty
  • Author: Aihwa Ong
  • ISBN: 9780822337485
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Paperback
  • Neoliberalism is commonly viewed as an economic doctrine that seeks to limit the scope of government Some consider it a form of predatory capitalism with adverse effects on the Global South In this groundbreaking work, Aihwa Ong offers an alternative view of neoliberalism as an extraordinarily malleable technology of governing that is taken up in different ways by differNeoliberalism is commonly viewed as an economic doctrine that seeks to limit the scope of government Some consider it a form of predatory capitalism with adverse effects on the Global South In this groundbreaking work, Aihwa Ong offers an alternative view of neoliberalism as an extraordinarily malleable technology of governing that is taken up in different ways by different regimes, be they authoritarian, democratic, or communist Ong shows how East and Southeast Asian states are making exceptions to their usual practices of governing in order to position themselves to compete in the global economy As she demonstrates, a variety of neoliberal strategies of governing are re engineering political spaces and populations Ong s ethnographic case studies illuminate experiments and developments such as China s creation of special market zones within its socialist economy pro capitalist Islam and women s rights in Malaysia Singapore s repositioning as a hub of scientific expertise and flexible labor and knowledge regimes that span the Pacific.Ong traces how these and other neoliberal exceptions to business as usual are reconfiguring relationships between governing and the governed, power and knowledge, and sovereignty and territoriality She argues that an interactive mode of citizenship is emerging, one that organizes people and distributes rights and benefits to them according to their marketable skills rather than according to their membership within nation states Those whose knowledge and skills are not assigned significant market value such as migrant women working as domestic maids in many Asian cities are denied citizenship Nevertheless, Ong suggests that as the seam between sovereignty and citizenship is pried apart, a new space is emerging for NGOs to advocate for the human rights of those excluded by neoliberal measures of human worthiness.

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    1. We all know neoliberalism is the boogeyman of modern academia and policy analysis, but what is an 'exception' here? Ong somehow derives the idea of the 'exception' from Carl Schmitt on the radical right and Giorgio Agamben on the radical left. As such, Ong recognizes that citizenship and other legal rights are not given by default to those within a certain territory, but instead divided unequally and given more to a wealthy social elite. But in describing exception like this and describing the t [...]

    2. Very interesting book that challenges the view that neoliberalism is an overarching framework that defines everyone and everything within it. Rather she argues that many states use neoliberalism in some instances and not in others.

    3. read the introduction/first part for one of the better discussions/lit reviews re: neoliberalism (that slippery term we all love to (mis)-use

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