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Крахът на неолибералните утопии
The Collapse of Neoliberal Utopia

Author(s): Vihren Bouzov
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, History of Psychology, Neuropsychology, History and theory of sociology, Evaluation research, Policy, planning, forecast and speculation, Social Informatics, Sociology of Politics, Globalization, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Великотърновски университет „Св. св. Кирил и Методий”
Keywords: globalization; neoliberalism; utopia

Summary/Abstract: The ongoing process of globalization has entailed growth of inequalities and injustice worldwide. Neoliberalism cannot be an adequate strategy in this process. As a development strategy it is unable to ensure normal functioning of a social system and just relationships between people. The neoliberal values claim to be an universal therapy for all economic and social diseases. But they are utopia that were scattered because of the mismatch between the social interests of the elites and the underprivileged people around the world. The outliving of the nation states, the free media, the neoliberal economic slogans and the global democracy are utopian projects that collapsed in the world today. Formulation and acceptance of new social values on the basis of communitarianism is a road leading to the finding of a way out of permanent crises and regional conflicts, to boosting up economic and social development.

  • Issue Year: 23/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 9-33
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Bulgarian