2 Articles by: Jeanne Morefield

Jeanne Morefield is Associate Professor of Political Theory at the University of Oxford, Fellow at New College (Oxford), and Non-Residential Fellow at the Quincy Institute (Washington, D.C.)

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.