To Deceive and Conquer: How neoliberal UK and USA coercively mobilized the concept of freedom

  • Chloe Stirrup


Drawing on ideas about neoliberalism, information society and globalisation, this critical review will focus on how countries such as the UK and USA employed neo-liberalism to mobilize the concept and idea of freedom to pursue policies of war, free markets and austerity. Thalos (2016) argues that the theory of freedom is a social construction, and that freedom is not just given to us, but rather a political concept and to understand freedom we must understand the constraints that are restricting people from being ‘free’.