ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Selling Structural Adjustment-Intellectuals in Uniform

Intellectuals in Uniform Steve Vieux James Petras Beginning with a summary of the basic ingredients of structural adjustment policies and neo-liberal political economy this paper examines the intellectual roots of the approach in the works of the 'new political economy' school. It critically analyses the 'economic reform ' discourse, its methods and relevance to elite policy-makers, examining a series of propositions set forth by the ideologues of SAP dealing with the role of the state bureaucracy and the impact of adjustment in the late 1970s and 1980s.

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