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Neo-Liberal Ideology from its Origin to the present – A Retrospective
by Eric Toussaint
18 July 2011

In the prevailing context of the ever-deepening crisis of neo-liberalism, the monograph « Neo-Liberal Ideology from its Origin to the present – A Retrospective » provides a deeper insight into the historical roots of the crisis of neo-liberalism. And provides a penetrating analysis of the evolution and the ascendency of neo-liberal ideology which according to the author is primarily a capitalist vision of the world, engineered to meet the capitalist accumulation strategy of the late 20th and early 21st century.

Eric Toussaint with a Doctorate in Political Science, is the President of CADTM-Belgium (Committee for the Abolition of Third World Debt) and a fellow and frequent lecturer at the International Institute of Research and Education, Amsterdam. He is the author of The World Bank – A never ending coup d’etat (2007), Your Money (or) Our Life – The Tyranny of Global Finance (2005), co-author of Tsunami Aid or Debt Cancellation (2005), The Debt Scam – IMF, World Bank and Thirdl World Debt (2003), Globalisation : ’Reality, Resistance and Alternatives’ (2004), Le Bateau Ivre de la Mondialisation. Voyage au sein du village planétaire (2005), Cuba : Le pas suspendu de la révolution (2001), Bank of the South – An Alternative to IMF-World Bank (2007), A Diagnosis of Emerging Global Crisis and Alternatives (2009), 60 Questions on the IMF-World Bank and the Debt Scam (2009).

Published by Vikas Adhyayan Kendra


Eric Toussaint

is a historian and political scientist who completed his Ph.D. at the universities of Paris VIII and Liège, is the spokesperson of the CADTM International, and sits on the Scientific Council of ATTAC France.
He is the author of Debt System (Haymarket books, Chicago, 2019), Bankocracy (2015); The Life and Crimes of an Exemplary Man (2014); Glance in the Rear View Mirror. Neoliberal Ideology From its Origins to the Present, Haymarket books, Chicago, 2012 (see here), etc.
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He co-authored World debt figures 2015 with Pierre Gottiniaux, Daniel Munevar and Antonio Sanabria (2015); and with Damien Millet Debt, the IMF, and the World Bank: Sixty Questions, Sixty Answers, Monthly Review Books, New York, 2010. He was the scientific coordinator of the Greek Truth Commission on Public Debt from April 2015 to November 2015.