Neoliberalism and Sovereignty


Neoliberalism and Sovereignty

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Neoliberalism and Sovereignty


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Schedule: Monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 a.m..

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The term "neoliberalism" has become omnipresent both in the press and in academic research. It is the subject of many controversies. Some deny its very existence, while others vilify it as the origin of all current problems (poverty, crime, populism, climate change etc.). We'll return to some of the theories of neoliberalism to examine them as political theories, that is, to discuss their conceptions of the state and their understanding of power. Neoliberalism will appear to be a challenge to the paradigm of sovereignty issued from the Enlightenment. We will wonder if such a paradigm is still viable or should be questioned and re-conceptualized. Readings will be drawn from: F. A. Hayek, Michel Foucault, Wendy Brown, Claude Lefort, Thomas Biebricher, Jan Werner Muller, among others.

Requirements: Have finished or being currently studying an undergraduate degree.

Language: English.

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The course sessions will consist in seminar-like discussions of the reading material. Please read the texts in advance and prepare questions for class.


  • Reading of the “Required” Material.
  • A final 10-page paper.


Annabel Herzog

Annabel Herzog teaches political theory in the School of Political Science at the University of Haifa. In French she has published Penser autrement la politique and Hannah Arendt: Totalitarisme et banalité du mal. She's the author of Levinas’s Politics: Justice, Mercy, Universality (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020), and of many essays published in Political Theory, Theory, Culture & Society, Inquiry, Telos and others. Her research focuses on the work of 20th-century philosophers, such as Arendt, Levinas, Derrida, and Camus and on the relation between ethics and politics. Her new research focuses on the concept of sovereignty in neoliberal conditions. She reads Hayek, Brown, Foucault, and Lefort to understand phenomena such as the populist reactions against liberal democracy.


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