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Fast Policy: Experimental Statecraft at the Thresholds of Neoliberalism

Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore


We inhabit a perpetually accelerating and increasingly interconnected world, with new ideas, fads, and fashions moving at social-media speed. New policy ideas, especially “ideas that work,” are now able to find not only a worldwide audience but also transnational salience in remarkably short order. Fast Policy is the first systematic treatment of this phenomenon, one that compares processes of policy development across two rapidly moving fields that emerged in the Global South and have quickly been adopted worldwide?conditional cash transfers (a social policy program that conditions payments o ... More

Keywords: Policy transfer, Policy mobilities, Conditional cash transfers, Participatory budgeting, Ethnography of policy, Global social policy, World Bank

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816677306
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816677306.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jamie Peck, author

Nik Theodore, author

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