Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic and political activist. Sometimes described as “the father of modern linguistics”, Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science.
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Fischman, G. E.. (2007). The University, State, and Market: The Political Economy of Globalization in the Americas; Book Review. Comparative Education Review
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“This volume explores the complex relationships among universities, states, and markets throughout the americas in light of the growing influence of globalization. it offers a biting critique of neoliberal globalization and its anti-democratic elements. in seeking to challenge the hegemony of neoliberal globalization, the authors highlight the ways in which corporate capitalism, academic capitalism, and increased militarization—both in the form of terrorism and in the international war against terrorism—are directing societies and institutions. throughout this volume, the contributors—led by noam chomsky, boaventura de sousa santos, raymond morrow, sheila slaughter, and atilio boron—argue that neoliberal globalization has changed the context for academic work, research and development, science, and social responsibility at universities. they examine issues of access and social mobility, and argue that the recent push toward privatization limits the democratic and emancipatory possibilities of universities. finally, the book explores various forms of resistance and discusses globalization in terms of social movements and global human rights. contributors: estela mara bensimon atilio alberto boron andrea brewster noam chomsky ana loureiro jurema ken kempner marcela mollis raymond morrow imanol ordorika gary rhoades robert a. rhoads boaventura de sousa santos daniel schugurensky sheila slaughter carlos alberto torres”
Fleming, P., & Oswick, C.. (2014). Educating consent? A conversation with Noam Chomsky on the university and business school education. Organization
“In what follows, we present a conversation with professor noam chomsky on the topic of whether the business school might be a site for progressive political change. the conversation covers a number of key issues related to pedagogy, corporate social responsibility and working conditions in the contemporary business school. we hope the conversion will contribute to the ongoing discussion about the role of the business school in neoliberal societies.”
Chomsky, N.. (2017). Globalization and war. In Arguments Against G8
“War doesn’t just tear nations apart-it brings peoples and places closer together, providing a new lens on globalization. this book offers a fresh perspective on globalization and war, topics rarely considered together. it conceives war as a form of interconnection between home and abroad, and as an occasion for circulation and interchange. it identifies the political and military work required to create and maintain a free-trading world, while critiquing liberal and neoliberal conceptions of the pacific benefits of economic globalization. speaking from the heart of old and new imperial orders, tarak barkawi exposes the eurocentric limitations of military history and highlights the imperial dimensions of modern warfare. britain, india, and the colonial indian army exemplify the intertwined, global histories illuminated by attention to globalization and war. around the world, geographies and wars are imagined differently. cultural approaches to globalization show how popular consciousness of the world often takes military and warlike form, and how militaries spawn hybrid traveling cultures wherever they go. finally, barkawi examines the contemporary war on terror using historical and non-eurocentric globalizations to clarify the politics and strategies involved in the purported ‘clash of civilizations’. adding a new layer of understanding, he looks at the globalization of the israeli-palestinian conflict and the intensifying israelization of the united states.”
Chomsky, N.. (1997). Market Democracy in a Neoliberal Order : Doctrines and Reality. Z Magazine
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“It is widely held that the cure for such profound social maladies is within reach. the hopes have foundation. the past few years have seen the fall of brutal tyrannies, the growth of scientific understanding that offers great promise, and many other reasons to look forward to a brighter future. the discourse of the privileged is marked by confidence and triumphalism: the way forward is known, and there is no other. the basic theme, articulated with force and clarity, is that ‘america’s victory in the cold war was a victory for a set of political and economic principles: democracy and the free market.’ these principles are ‘the wave of the future – a future for which america is both the gatekeeper and the model.’ i am quoting the chief political commentator of the new york times , but the picture is conventional, widely repeated throughout much of the world, and accepted as generally accurate even by critics. it was also enunciated as the ‘clinton doctrine,’ which declared that our new mission is to ‘consolidate the victory of democracy and open markets’ that had just been won. there remains a range of disagreement: at one extreme ‘wilsonian idealists’ urge continued dedication to the traditional mission of benevolence; at the other, ‘realists’ counter that we may lack the means to conduct these crusades of ‘global meliorism,’ and should not neglect our own interests in the service of others. within this range lies the path to a better world.”
English-speakers have used the term “neoliberalism” since the start of the 20th century with different meanings, but it became more prevalent in its current meaning in the 1970s and 1980s, used by scholars in a wide variety of social sciences as well as by critics. Modern advocates of free market policies avoid the term “neoliberal” and some scholars have described the term as meaning different things to different people as neoliberalism “mutated” into geopolitically distinct hybrids as it travelled around the world. As such, neoliberalism shares many attributes with other concepts that have contested meanings, including democracy.
The definition and usage of the term have changed over time. As an economic philosophy, neoliberalism emerged among European liberal scholars in the 1930s as they attempted to trace a so-called “third” or “middle” way between the conflicting philosophies of classical liberalism and socialist planning.:14–15 The impetus for this development arose from a desire to avoid repeating the economic failures of the early 1930s, which neoliberals mostly blamed on the economic policy of classical liberalism. In the decades that followed, the use of the term “neoliberal” tended to refer to theories which diverged from the more laissez-faire doctrine of classical liberalism and which promoted instead a market economy under the guidance and rules of a strong state, a model which came to be known as the social market economy.