1 Article by: Jeanne Morefield

Jeanne Morefield is a fellow of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and a senior lecturer in the department of political science and international studies at the University of Birmingham.

When Neoliberalism Hijacked Human Rights

When the architects of neoliberalism cobbled together their new economic order at Mont Pelerin, they included a moral vision with it. Co-opting the once revolutionary concepts of universal human rights, neoliberals refashioned the idea of freedom by tying it fundamentally to the free market, and turning it into a weapon to be used against anticolonial projects all over the world.