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Neoliberal exception? The liberalization of Macau’s casino gaming monopoly and the genealogy of the post-socialist Chinese subject
Tim Simpson
2016-10-24
Source PublicationPlanning Theory
ISSN1473-0952
Volume17Issue:1Pages:74-95
Abstract

Following Portugal’s return of Macau to the People’s Republic of China in 1999, the local government liberalized the city’s casino gaming monopoly and opened the industry to foreign investment. As a result, Macau has become the world’s most lucrative site of casino gaming revenue, and a model for other regional states which are pursuing casino gaming-driven development. This article entails a post-structural analysis of neoliberal governance in Macau and a genealogy of the resulting post-socialist consumer subject. Framed by a critical engagement with Aihwa Ong’s theory of “neoliberalism as exception,” analysis reveals that Macau’s economic growth was enhanced, not by optimizing technocratic rationalities, but by reactive measures taken up by different actors, at several different scales, to address three governance crises of public order, public finance, and public health. What appear to be neoliberal interventions in the Macau economy are often exposed as contemporary iterations of latent governmental forms. These various factors form a dispositif, or apparatus, of subjectification.

KeywordBiopolitical Casino Genealogy Integrated Resort Neoliberalism Spatial Ontology Urban Laboratory
DOI10.1177/1473095216672499
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Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaPublic Administration
WOS SubjectRegional & Urban Planning
WOS IDWOS:000425990500005
PublisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS INC, 2455 TELLER RD, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91320 USA
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionDEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION
Corresponding AuthorTim Simpson
AffiliationUniversity of Macau,Macao
First Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
Corresponding Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
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Tim Simpson. Neoliberal exception? The liberalization of Macau’s casino gaming monopoly and the genealogy of the post-socialist Chinese subject[J]. Planning Theory,2016,17(1):74-95.
APA Tim Simpson.(2016).Neoliberal exception? The liberalization of Macau’s casino gaming monopoly and the genealogy of the post-socialist Chinese subject.Planning Theory,17(1),74-95.
MLA Tim Simpson."Neoliberal exception? The liberalization of Macau’s casino gaming monopoly and the genealogy of the post-socialist Chinese subject".Planning Theory 17.1(2016):74-95.
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