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Neoliberalism and Neoliberals: What are we Talking About?

Lipscomb, Martin ORCID: (2019) Neoliberalism and Neoliberals: What are we Talking About? Nursing Inquiry, 27 (1). ISSN Online: 1440-1800

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The terms neoliberalism and neoliberal play a variety of roles ranging from major to trivial in the papers they appear in. Both phrases carry pejorative connotations in nurse writing. Yet irrespective of the role assumed in argument, readers are rarely provided with enough information to determine what the descriptors mean in a substantive or concrete sense. It is proposed that scholars who use these terms in their work should consider expressing themselves more carefully than often occurs at present. Virtue signalling in academic writing should, absent critical argument, be discouraged.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: neoliberal, neoliberalism, nursing scholarship, academic rigor, nursing theory, philosophy, professional issues. professional values
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Martin Lipscomb
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2019 15:36
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2020 01:00

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