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Faith Based: Religious Neoliberalism and the Politics of Welfare in the United States (Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation)


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Faith Based explores how the Religious Right has supported neoliberalism in the United States, bringing a particular focus to welfareandmdash;an arena where conservative Protestant politics and neoliberal economic ideas come together most clearly. Through case studies of gospel rescue missions, Habitat for Humanity, and religious charities in post-Katrina New Orleans, Jason Hackworth describes both the theory and practice of faith-based welfare, revealing fundamental tensions between the religious and economic wings of the conservative movement.

Hackworth begins by tracing the fusion of evangelical religious conservatism and promarket, antigovernment activism, which resulted in what he calls andldquo;religious neoliberalism.andrdquo; He argues that neoliberalismandmdash;the ideological sanctification of private property, the individual, and antistatist politicsandmdash;has rarely been popular enough on its own to promote wide change. Rather, neoliberals gain the most traction when they align their efforts with other discourses and ideas. The promotion of faith-based alternatives to welfare is a classic case of coalition building on the Right. Evangelicals get to provide social services in line with Biblical tenets, while opponents of big government chip away at the public safety net.

Though religious neoliberalism is most closely associated with George W. Bushandrsquo;s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the idea predates Bush and continues to hold sway in the Obama administration. Despite its success, however, Hackworth contends that religious neoliberalism remains an uneasy allianceandmdash;a fusion that has been tested and frayed by recent events.

About the Author

Jason Hackworth is an associate professor in the Department of Planning and Geography at the University of Toronto. He is author of The Neoliberal City: Governance, Ideology, and Development in American Urbanism, which was nominated for the Robert Park Book Award.

Table of Contents


Introduction. A Force for Good Greater Than Government

Chapter 1. Faith, Welfare, and Neoliberalism

Chapter 2. Religious Neoliberalism(s)

Chapter 3. Compassionate Neoliberalism?

Chapter 4. Mainstream Jesus Economics

Chapter 5. Practicing Religious Neoliberalism

Chapter 6. Religious Neoliberalism as Default

Chapter 7. End Times for Religious Neoliberalism?




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Hackworth, Jason R.
University of Georgia Press
Hackworth, Jason
Human Geography
Sociology-Children and Family
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Trade Cloth
Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation
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History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » Historiography
Religion » Western Religions » Social and Political Issues

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