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Immanent Critique, Enabling Myths, and the Neoliberal Narrative

Wrenn, Mary V.


Mary Wrenn
Senior Lecturer in Economics


© 2015, © 2015 Union for Radical Political Economics. This research aims to untangle and critically assess the core enabling myths of neoliberalism. The first step is to outline in brief the method of immanent critique, how it works, as well as its advantages and possible limits. The next step is to use immanent critique to strip the neoliberal narrative to its core, organizing myths: the myths of privatization, deregulation, and retrenchment of the welfare state.


Wrenn, M. V. (2016). Immanent Critique, Enabling Myths, and the Neoliberal Narrative. Review of Radical Political Economics, 48(3), 452-466.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 24, 2015
Online Publication Date Sep 25, 2015
Publication Date Sep 1, 2016
Journal Review of Radical Political Economics
Print ISSN 0486-6134
Electronic ISSN 1552-8502
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 48
Issue 3
Pages 452-466
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Additional Information Additional Information : © 2016. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications


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