This article challenges the widespread view that neoliberalism had become hegemonic in the late 20th century by zooming into a less well-known variant of neoliberalism, German ordoliberalism, whose political ascendency dates back to the 1940s and 1950s. Through the lens of post-WWII housing policies—a central field of political intervention after 1945—this article focuses on the remaking of social policies as neoliberal policies in West Germany, a remake that rendered the market economy a key source of political legitimacy of the newly emerging, liberal democracy.
Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)
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- 504029 Environmental sociology
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