Where to Draw the Line between the State and Markets? Institutionalist Elements in Hayek's Neoliberal Political Economy
AbstractThis article assesses the institutionalist elements of Friedrich Hayek's neoliberal political economy by presenting his views on the entangled relations between the state and markets in capitalism. Through the analysis of Hayek's work, the article contributes to further consolidating the view that neoliberalism is an ideological project of institutional transformation which, despite some enduring myths, has an irreplaceable role for a state with many important functions in a more limited democracy. Markets, for their part, are politically contested social constructions that depend on previous non-market institutions for their existence and legitimation. This paper argues that Hayek's work corroborates this institutionalist claim.
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Volume (Year): 46 (2012)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
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Friedrich Hayek; institutions; markets; neoliberalism; state;
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