Special Issue: 10-Year Anniversary Edition

Neoliberalism: The New Patriarchy. A Literature Review

Barbara Oldale
Athabasca University
Published December 15, 2020


This paper describes how neoliberalism, in collusion with the historical system of patriarchy, dominates global systems and deters developmental progress and worldwide equality. It examines literature written by political economists, feminists, and psychologists, while using an archetypal framework to describe a higher norm derived from an Eastern philosophy, which could work to balance the systems of dominance which are destroying the possibility of global stability.