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Origins of the Myth of Neo-Liberalism: Regulation in the First Century of US Railroading

The State, Regulation and the Economy: An Historical Perspective, Edward Elgar, 2001

29 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2014  

Timothy J. Dowd

Emory University - Department of Sociology

Frank Dobbin

Harvard University - Department of Sociology

Date Written: 2001

Abstract

Neo-liberalism has two components. One is historical, and it revolves around the idea that advanced economies - particularly those of Britain and the US - developed under conditions that are best characterized as laissez-faire. The other is definitional, and it revolves around the idea that one group of industrial policies can be defined as 'non-interventionist.'

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Dowd, Timothy J. and Dobbin, Frank, Origins of the Myth of Neo-Liberalism: Regulation in the First Century of US Railroading (2001). The State, Regulation and the Economy: An Historical Perspective, Edward Elgar, 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2412242

Timothy J. Dowd

Emory University - Department of Sociology ( email )

Atlanta, GA 30322
United States

Frank Dobbin (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Department of Sociology ( email )

Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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