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Neoliberalism, consumerism and the end of the Cold War

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As the Berlin Wall fell, the American academic Francis Fukuyama declared that state socialism had collapsed because it was on the wrong side of History in two respects: its rejection of liberal democracy had failed to grant the mass of people the ‘dignity’ they demanded; and its hostility to the market had prevented it from providing decent living standards for populations that had been living under it. 1 And while Fukuyama’s thesis on the inevitable victory of liberal capitalism has come und...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.4324/9781315882284.ch28

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
Department:
History Faculty

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Pages:
401-415
Host title:
The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War
Publication date:
2013
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uuid:39c49213-e310-4e32-8ad1-33284474ef1c
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HISTORY:13
ISBN:
9781134700653
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English
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