The event will be introduced by Will Davies (Goldsmiths, University of London) with comments from Noortje Marres (University of Warwick) and the authors will be on hand to answer questions.
About the book:
From education to health and from climate change to privacy, attempts have been made to solve numerous public problems through markets. A pervasive response from scholars has been offered through critiques of neoliberalism and its relative degree of coherence as a political programme of action. In ‘Can Markets Solve Problems?’ Daniel Neyland, Sveta Milyaeva and Véra Ehrenstein propose a different route forward.
Drawing on recent work in Science and Technology Studies, the authors explore up-close and in detail the devices, relations and practices that underpin these market-based interventions. Each Chapter focuses on a different intervention and critically explores the market sensibility through which it is organised. Trade and exchange, competition, property and ownership, investment and return provide sensibilities that become the focus for a thorough-going exploration of what it means to intervene into public problems, how problems are composed and solutions continually re-worked.
Refreshments will be served.
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