Understanding Neoliberalism, Media and the Political: An Interview with Sean Phelan

  • Simon Dawes
  • Sean Phelan

Abstract

In this interview, Sean Phelan discusses the differences between ‘ideological’ and ‘post-ideological’ or ‘post-political’ neoliberalism, and sets out his own approach to critiquing neoliberalism, which draws on Laclau and Mouffe’s discourse theory and Bourdieu’s field theory. Arguing for the benefits of a comparative cross-national approach, he illustrates examples of ‘actually existing neoliberalism’ in UK, US, Ireland and New Zealand contexts. Phelan concludes the interview by suggesting potential sites of cultural politics and the possibility of a radically different kind of media and political culture.

Published
July 5, 2016
How to Cite
DAWES, Simon; PHELAN, Sean. Understanding Neoliberalism, Media and the Political: An Interview with Sean Phelan. Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 5, july 2016. ISSN 1755-9944. Available at: <http://ojs.meccsa.org.uk/index.php/netknow/article/view/463>. Date accessed: 26 apr. 2017.