Neuroliberalism: Cognition, Context, and the Geographical Bounding of Rationality

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Neuroliberalism : Cognition, Context, and the Geographical Bounding of Rationality. / Whitehead, Mark; Jones, Rhys ; Lilley, Rachel; Howell, Rachel; Pykett, Jessica.

In: Progress in Human Geography, 04.06.2018.

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title = "Neuroliberalism: Cognition, Context, and the Geographical Bounding of Rationality",
abstract = "Focusing on the rise of the behavioural sciences within the design and implementation of public policy, this paper introduces the concept of neuroliberalism and suggests that it could offer a creative context within which to interpret related governmental developments. Understanding neuroliberalism as a system of government that targets the more-than-rational aspects of human behaviour, this paper considers the particular contribution that geographical theories of context and spatial representation can make to a critical analysis of this evolving governmental project.",
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