Neoliberal instrumentalism and the fight against it: the “We Won’t Let Belgrade D(r)own” movement

Matković, Aleksandar and Ivković, Marjan (2018) Neoliberal instrumentalism and the fight against it: the “We Won’t Let Belgrade D(r)own” movement. East European Politics and Societies, 34 (1). pp. 27-38. ISSN 0888-3254

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: COBISS.ID=31473417
Uncontrolled Keywords: anti/instrumentalism, Balkans, neoliberalism, post/socialism, social movements
Research Department: Economic Theory and History
Depositing User: Jelena Banovic
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 11:35
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2021 11:35
URI: http://ebooks.ien.bg.ac.rs/id/eprint/1554

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