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Neoliberal Chicago

Larry Bennett, Roberta Garner, and Euan Hague


The Chicago metropolitan area in the early 21st century is a prime testing ground for the broad concepts and particular approaches to public policy associated with Neoliberalism. Over a span of 25 years Chicago’s municipal government has aggressively closed public schools and supported the formation of charter schools, demolished all high-rise family public housing in favor of mixed-income, new urbanist communities, adopted increasingly advanced police surveillance technologies, and privatized various public facilities through long-term agreements with private vendors. In a parallel fashion, N ... More

Keywords: neoliberalism, Chicago, privatization, charter schools, public housing, mixed-income communities, gentrification, environmentalism, mortgage foreclosure crisis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040597
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040597.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Larry Bennett, editor
DePaul University

Roberta Garner, editor
DePaul University

Euan Hague, editor
DePaul University

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