After Neoliberalism: Prioritising the Public Good
About the Session
The constant state of crisis and uncertainty has led to emergency governance at every level of public administration governance. This is happening at a moment when finance-first globalisation is being challenged and alternative economic models are gaining political traction (i.e. regionalised globalisation, wellbeing economies, sustainable consumption, degrowth). As a new structure of globalisation emerges in a post-pandemic world, progressives have the opportunity to put the public good at the center of public policies, from green deals to recovery plans. Theoretically, these policies must be guided by an overarching progressive agenda, that does not shy away from visualizing and placing the public good at the heart of economic policy. This session will critically assess the role of infrastructure governance while envisioning potential alternatives to long-dominating neoliberal approaches to economic policy.