Neoliberalism, the Entrepreneur and Critique of Political Economy: A commentary on Sørensen’s Capitalism, Alienation and Critique

Luise Li Langergaard*

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This article is a commentary on Asger Sørensen's book Capitalism, Alienation and Critique, especially his definition and delimitation of neoliberalism. Overall, I sympathize with Sørensen's aim and critical project and also acknowledge the contribution of his particular approach to a critique of capitalism, political economy and more specifically neoliberalism. However, I shall discuss whether his definition of neoliberalism is the most appropriate from a critical perspective, i.e. as a Critical Theory approach to the role of neoliberalism in contemporary capitalism. This commentary aims to provide a perspective to certain themes in Sørensen's text by discussing his approach in comparison with other ways of defining and understanding neoliberalism.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhilosophy & Social Criticism
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)174-183
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022


  • Political philosophy
  • Critical theory
  • Social economy
  • Post-capitalism
  • Social entrepreneurship

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