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Neoliberalism and the Moral Economy of Fraud (Hardcover)
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There is evidence that economic fraud has, in recent years, become routine activity in the economies of both relatively rich and relatively poor countries. Indeed, many business sectors in today’s global economy are rife with fraud. This book shows how those policies, reforms, ideas, social relations and practices that we describe as ‘neo-liberal’ have encouraged and rendered (more) dominant particular values and morals that have shaped a type of socio-cultural change across the world that is conducive to fraud. The book brings together authors from various disciplines who use detailed case studies drawn from both the Global North and the Global South to explore for the first time how particular values, morals and standards of behaviour are encouraging the proliferation of fraud in neoliberal societies. The book therefore explores the previously ignored and crucially important moral impact of economic and political change in the neo-liberal period and systematically explores the relationship between neo-liberalism and the moral structure of a given society.