Neoliberal Instrumentalism and the Fight Against it: the We Won't Let Belgrade D(r)own Movement
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The article focuses on the new anti-neoliberal social movements in post-Socialist Serbia, most notably the Belgrade movement “ We Won’ t Let Belgrade D(r)own” . It does this by proposing an analytical framework for analysing the way they deploy their critique of what the authors term “ neoliberal instrumentalism”, a discourse of justification that legitimises the curtailing of democracy in the name of economic efficiency. The article also addresses Igor Štiks’ s “ disaggregation thesis” and suggests that, rather than being a “ failure” , the disaggregation of the movements such as “ We Won’ t Let Belgrade D(r)own” at the initial stage of their development can be an advantage for mobilising specific segments of the population.
Source:Journal of East European Politics, 2018, 34, 1
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