Neo-liberal ideology and the New World: An Interview with Marcel Gauchet

Natalie Doyle

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This interview was initiated by Natalie J. Doyle in Paris, a few months only after the
publication in 2017 of Le nouveau monde, the last volume of Marcel Gauchet’s four
volume history of liberal democracy, published over the course of ten years. It was then
continued via email over the course of the following four years.
Le nouveau monde offers a wide-ranging historical and theoretical analysis of the
contemporary crisis of Western liberal-democratic culture on which the 2020
pandemic has thrown more light because of the neo-authoritarian management of
the heath crisis in the Western world. In 2021, it was thus seen necessary to extend
the interview to include questions about this reassertion of the political in Western
societies but in an illiberal form.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-327
Number of pages25
JournalSocial Imaginaries
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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