Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A political theory of the late 1900s holding that personal liberty is maximized by limiting government interference in the operation of free markets.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A political orientation originating in the 1960s, blending liberal political views with an emphasis on economic growth.

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  • noun A political movement that espouses economic liberalism as a means of promoting economic development and securing political liberty.

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  • noun a political orientation originating in the 1960s; blends liberal political views with an emphasis on economic growth

Etymologies

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From neo- + liberal + -ism.

Examples

  • In many ways, the Spanish monarchy and aristocracy, in cooperation with the Catholic Church, have imposed policies similar to what we call neoliberalism today.

    Printing: Mexico: Sex Slaves (Part II)

  • In many ways, the Spanish monarchy and aristocracy, in cooperation with the Catholic Church, have imposed policies similar to what we call neoliberalism today.

    Mexico: Sex Slaves (Part II)

  • The opposing model, neoliberalism, is the one governing farming in Haiti and much of the world.

    Beverly Bell: Haitian Farmers: Growing Strength to Grow Food

  • The opposing model, neoliberalism, is the one governing farming in Haiti and much of the world.

    Beverly Bell: Haitian Farmers: Growing Strength to Grow Food

  • As late as 2009, the very term 'neoliberalism' was mostly unknown to the general public.

    Crooks and Liars

  • SL: Could you give us a working definition of "neoliberalism" -- a term that's particularly confusing to people in the US who associate liberalism with socially progressive policies?

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  • SL: Could you give us a working definition of "neoliberalism" -- a term that's particularly confusing to people in the US who associate liberalism with socially progressive policies?

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  • SL: Could you give us a working definition of "neoliberalism" -- a term that's particularly confusing to people in the US who associate liberalism with socially progressive policies?

    London Indymedia Features

  • SL: Could you give us a working definition of "neoliberalism" -- a term that's particularly confusing to people in the US who associate liberalism with socially progressive policies?

    London Indymedia Features

  • SL: Could you give us a working definition of "neoliberalism" -- a term that's particularly confusing to people in the US who associate liberalism with socially progressive policies?

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