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Tao Li


School of Political Science, Law and Economics and Management , Dali University, Dali 671003, Yunnan, China.

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Tao Li


Since the economic crisis in 2008, neoliberalism, as the main means of governance in Western countries and cities, has also been fundamentally challenged. These political and economic failures are finally manifested in the governance of urban space. This article will start with the case of the expansion of neoliberalism, analyze the short-term and long-term political and economic crisis consequences brought about by neoliberalism through the practical experience of urban space governance at home and abroad, and discuss the governance and challenges of retreat space in different spatial scales around the world . The problem of neoliberalism does not only exist in Western countries. In the Internet age and the trend of globalization, the accumulation of capital is causing a crisis on a global scale. Asian countries and China must also think about how to deal with the crisis and explore the path of post-neoliberalism. Development path. Finally, in the discussion of retreat space from the global to the local, the article reflects on the global flow of neoliberalism as a global urban governance policy, and thinks that it remains to be seen how to go beyond the limitations of neoliberalism in terms of post-political cities Therefore, the transformation of Chinese cities towards post-neoliberal governance requires the courage to get rid of the urban governance discourse produced by the Anglo-American social context, and construct theories and practices that conform to the local social context.


Neoliberalism; Crisis; Urban governance; Post-regulation city; Chinese characteristics.


Tao Li. The crisis of neoliberalism and urban governance. World Journal of Sociology and Law. 2023, 1(1): 21-28.


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