This is a list of my papers on different aspects of neoliberalism.  Neoliberalism is not just an ideology.  More importantly it is a powerful agenda of social transformation, driven by the interests of re-shaped ruling classes, and often supported by far-from-rich social groups who are now dependent on privatisations and the corporate economy.  The pursuit of this agenda is generating a more unequal, more competitive and more hostile society, as well as dangerous environmental effects.  I trace effects in areas of social life such as education, gender relations and the family, as well as corporate management.  In research with my colleague Nour Dados, I emphasise the shifts in world trade and the distinctive course of neoliberalism in the global South.

Connell, Raewyn. 2015.  Markets all around: defending education in a neoliberal time.  Pp. 181-197 in Helen Proctor, Patrick Brownlee and Peter Freebody, ed., Controversies in Education: Orthodoxy and Heresy in Policy and Practice. Cham: Springer.

Connell, Raewyn and Nour Dados. 2014. Where in the world does neoliberalism come from? The market agenda in southern perspective. Theory and Society, vol 43 no. 2, 117-138; published online February 2014, DOI: 10.1007/s11186-014-9212-9.

Dados, Nour and Raewyn Connell. 2014. Neoliberalism, intellectuals and southern theory.  Pp. 195-213 in Wiebke Keim, Ercüment Çelik, Christian Ersche & Veronika Wöhrer, ed., Global Knowledge Production in the Social Sciences: Made in Circulation. Farnham: Ashgate.

Connell, Raewyn. 2014. Global tides: market and gender dynamics on a world scale. Social Currents, vol. 1 no. 1, 5-12.

Connell, Raewyn. 2013. The neoliberal cascade and education: an essay on the market agenda and its consequences. Critical Studies in Education, vol. 54 no. 2, 99-112.

Connell, Raewyn. 2013. Why do market ‘reforms’ persistently increase inequality? Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, vol 34 no. 2, 279-285, and online at

Connell, Raewyn. 2010. Building the neoliberal world: managers as intellectuals in a peripheral economy. Critical Sociology, vol. 36 no. 6, 777-792.

Connell, Raewyn. 2010. Im Innern des gläsernen Turms: Die Konstruktion von Männlichkeiten im Finanzkapital. Feministische Studien, vol. 28 no. 1, 8-24.

Republished in English: Inside the glass tower: the construction of masculinities in finance capital.  Pp. 65-79 in Paula McDonald and Emma Jeanes, ed., Men, Wage Work and Family, New York, Routledge, 2012.

Connell, Raewyn. 2010.  Antipodes: Australian sociology's struggles with place, memory and neoliberalism. Pp. 211-227 in Michael Burawoy, Mau-kuei Chang and Michelle Fei-yu Hsieh, ed., Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for a Global Sociology, Volume Two: Asia. Taipei, Academia Sinica.

Reprinted in Oliver Kozlarek, ed., Multiple Experiences of Modernity: Toward a Humanist Critique of Modernity, V&R Unipress/National Taiwan University Press, 2014, 117-133.

Connell, Raewyn. 2010. Understanding neoliberalism. Pp. 22-36 in Susan Braedley and Meg Luxton, ed., Neoliberalism and Everyday Life, Montreal & Kingston, McGill-Queen's University Press.

Connell, Raewyn. 2009. The neoliberal parent: mothers and fathers in the new market society. Pp. 26-40 in Paula-Irene Villa and Barbara Thiessen, ed., Mütter - Väter: Diskurse, Medien, Praxen. Münster, Westfälisches Dampfboot.

Connell, Raewyn. 2009. Good teachers on dangerous ground: towards a new view of teacher quality and professionalism. Critical Studies in Education, vol. 50 no. 3, 213-229.

Portuguese translation: Bons professors em um terreno perigoso: rumo a uma nova visão da qualidade e do profissionalismo. Educação e Pesquisa: Revista da faculdade de educação da USP, 2010, vol. 36 n. especial, 163-182.

Connell, Raewyn, Barbara Fawcett and Gabrielle Meagher. 2009. Neoliberalism, New Public Management and the human service professions. Journal of Sociology, vol. 45 no. 4, 1-8.

Connell, Raewyn. 2008. The rise of the global-private: power, masculinities and the neo-liberal world order.  In Karin Jurczyk and Mechtild Oechsle, ed., Das Private neu denken: Erosionen, Ambivalenzen, Leistungen. Münster, Westfälisches Dampfboot, 315-330.

Connell, RW. 2005. Empire, domination, autonomy: Antonio Negri as a social theorist.  Overland, no. 181, 31-39.

Expanded and updated:  The poet of Autonomy: Antonio Negri as a social theorist.  Sociologica (Italy, online), 1/2012, doi: 10.2383/36905.

Connell, RW. 2002. Moloch mutates: global capitalism and the evolution of the Australian ruling class, 1977-2002. Overland, no. 167, 4-14.

Reprinted in N Hollier, ed., Ruling Australia: The Power, Privilege & Politics of the New Ruling Class, Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2004, 1-23.

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