TITLE: Yugoslav Socialism in Latin America: The Left-Wing Origins of Neoliberalism
SPEAKER: Johanna Bockman
EVENT DATE: 2009/06/04
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 40 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
According to Johanna Bockman, neoliberal policies seek to expand the role of the free market and reduce the role of the state. As a result, analysts of neoliberalism have often assumed that these policies were transported from the United States through such groups as the "Chicago Boys" in Chile. However, socialist Yugoslavia sent experts around the world, spreading its anti-state and often pro-market worker self-management socialism. This talk examines the role of Yugoslav socialism in Chilean and Peruvian neoliberalism.
Speaker Biography: Johanna Bockman is a 2008 Kluge Fellow from George Mason University.