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Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCY 225
Professor
Richard Day

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Week 3: • Theoretical­political discourses – thinking, reflecting and hoping to reflect upon  what people thing  • Neoliberalism: Todays dominant global TPD  • See diagrams in slide • Dominant order changes all the time – neoliberalism is todays TPD – in a weird  equilibrium with two other discourses, social democracy: todays dominant  outward discourse  • Social Conservatism: todays dominant inward discourse – wishes to keep things  the same as they are – pushed towards the center, the black hole, the norm • Three Oscillations – Politics – how much of what are we going to have, how do  we adjust the system   • Although they seem diametrically opposed, these forces share…  • Social conservatives think things are best left as they are, or in the past. th • 19  century Marxism: class as fundamental oppression, religion is the opiate of  the masses  • 20  – 21  Century Marxism: pushing out on the other axes, drawing in religion th • 19  Century Anarchism: Class, religion, and state form • What starts out as a dent in radical Utopian circles eventually becomes something  for social democrats and conservatives over time  What is Neo Liberalism? th • Classical (modern Europe 18  Century) – Liberalism: state should not limit  capitalism – State should limit us as individuals but not capitalism  • Free market should reign supreme • This i
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