How Neoliberalism and Globalization Re-Enslaved Sierra Leone Introduction There is a war of words surrounding the concepts and practices of neoliberalism and globalization, which are close enough in meaning to be synonymous. Ritzer provides an overview of the traditional definition of neoliberalism, which highlights its positive and egalitarian aspects: Under neo-liberalism, the operation of free markets is considered to be crucial. It emphasizes a commitment to deregulation of the markets. Free markets are also portrayed as intrinsically linked to a democratic political system that facilitates individual economic well-being... neo-liberalism has modified the functioning of the state in order to facilitate the functioning of the market....The end:
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