Dr Damien Cahill

BA (Hons), PhD Wollongong, GradDip (Economics) UNE
Chair of Department

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 7404

Biographical details

Damien Cahill’s research focuses primarily on the relationship between the economy and society. This informs his writing on: neo-liberal think tanks; prison privatization; neo-liberalism and the global financial crisis; neo-liberal hegemony; and the social foundations of the contemporary Australian economy.

His work has appeared in publications including Arena, Australian Journal of Political Science, Journal of Australian Political Economy, Labour History, Overland, Rethinking Marxism and Z-Magazine. He has also contributed several book chapters to edited collections. In 2008 Damien edited (with Frank Stilwell) a special edition of the Journal of Australian Political Economy entitled ‘Australia’s Economic Boom, 1992-?’.

Research interests

Selected publications

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Books

  • Spies-Butcher, B., Paton, J., Cahill, D. (2014). Market Society: History, Theory, Practice [Arabic Edition, trans., Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences]. Beirut: Centre for Arab Unity Studies.
  • Cahill, D. (2014). The End of Laissez-Faire? On the Durability of Embedded Neoliberalism. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Spies-Butcher, B., Paton, J., Cahill, D. (2012). Market Society: History, Theory, Practice. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.

Edited Books

  • Cahill, D., Edwards, L., Stilwell, F. (2012). Neoliberalism: Beyond the Free Market. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Cahill, D. (2012). Always embedded neoliberalism and the global financial crisis. In Kate Macdonald, Shelley Marshall, Sanjay Pinto (Eds.), New Visions for Market Governance: Crisis and Renewal, (pp. 189-199). Oxon, UK: Routledge.
  • Edwards, L., Cahill, D., Stilwell, F. (2012). Introduction: understanding neoliberalism beyond the free market. In Damien Cahill, Lindy Edwards, Frank Stilwell (Eds.), Neoliberalism: Beyond the Free Market, (pp. 1-12). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Cahill, D. (2012). The Embedded Neoliberal Economy. In Damien Cahill, Lindy Edwards, Frank Stilwell (Eds.), Neoliberalism: Beyond the Free Market, (pp. 110-127). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Cahill, D. (2008). Hegemony and the Neoliberal Historical Bloc: The Australian Experience. In Richard Howson; Kylie Smith (Eds.), Hegemony: Studies in Consensus and Coercion, (pp. 201-217). New York and Abingdon: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Cahill, D. (2008). Politics. In Brian Furze, Pauline Savy, Robert J Brym and John Lie (Eds.), Sociology in Todays World, (pp. 173-195). South Melbourne: Cengage Learning Australia.
  • Cahill, D. (2004). Contesting Hegemony: The Radical Neo-liberal Movement and the Ruling Class in Australia. In Nathan Hollier (Eds.), Ruling Australia: the power, privilege & politics of the new ruling class, (pp. 87-106). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
  • Cahill, D. (2004). New Class Discourse and the Construction of Left-wing Elites. In Marian Sawer and Barry Hindess (Eds.), Us and Them: Anti-elitism in Australia, (pp. 77-95). Perth AU: API Network.
  • Cahill, D. (2001). The Australian Right's New Class Discourse and the Construction of the Political Community. In Raymond Markey (Eds.), Labour and Community, (pp. 345-361). Australia: University of Wollongong Press.

Journals

  • Cahill, D. (2013). Ideas-Centred Explanations of the Rise of Neoliberalism: A Critique. Australian Journal of Political Science, 48(1), 71-84. [More Information]
  • Paton, J., Cahill, D. (2012). Contesting Markets. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 68, 5-7.
  • Barnes, T., Cahill, D. (2012). Marxist Class Analysis: A Living Tradition in Australian Scholarship. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 70, 47-69.
  • Cahill, D. (2012). Review of Karl Polanyi: The Limits of the Market, by Gareth Dale. Capital and Class, 36(3), 573-576.
  • Cahill, D. (2012). Review: Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism. Capital and Class, 36(2), 365-367.
  • Cahill, D., Paton, J. (2011). 'Thinking Socially' About Markets. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 68, 8-26.
  • Cahill, D. (2011). Beyond Neoliberalism? Crisis and the Prospects for Progressive Alternatives. New Political Science, 33(4), 479-492. [More Information]
  • Cahill, D., Stilwell, F., Edwards, L. (2011). Contesting neoliberalism and its future. Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. Dialogue, 31(2), 78-80.
  • Cahill, D. (2010). 'Actually Existing Neoliberalism' and the Global Economic Crisis. Labour and Industry, 20(3), 298-316.
  • Cahill, D. (2010). Business Mobilisation, the New Right and Australian Labor Governments in the 1980s. Labour History (Australia), 98, 7-24.
  • Cahill, D. (2010). Review of Crunch Time: Using and Abusing Keynes to Fight the Twin Crises of Our Era. Australian Journal of Political Science, 45(2), 305-306.
  • Cahill, D. (2010). Review of Tom Conley, The Vulnerable Country: Australia and the Global Economy (Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2009), viii + 325 pp., $39.95. Australian Journal of Political Science, 45(3), 513.
  • Cahill, D. (2009). Is Neoliberalism History? Social Alternatives, 28(1), 12-16.
  • Andrew, J., Cahill, D. (2009). Value for Money? Neo-Liberalism in New South Wales Prisons. Australian Accounting Review, 19(2), 144-152. [More Information]
  • Cahill, D. (2008). Labo(u)r, the Boom and the Prospects for an Alternative to Neo-Liberalism. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 61, 321-335.
  • Cahill, D., Stilwell, F. (2008). The Australian Economic Boom 1992-? Journal of Australian Political Economy, 61, 5-11.
  • Cahill, D., Brown, S. (2008). The Rise and Fall of the Australian Greens: The 2002 Cunningham By-election and its Implications. Australian Journal of Political Science, 43(2), 259-275.
  • Cahill, D. (2008). Think Tanks and Public Policy. Australian Review of Public Affairs, (February).
  • Cahill, D. (2007). The Contours of Neo-liberal Hegemony in Australia. Rethinking Marxism, 19(2), 221-233. [More Information]
  • Cahill, D., Cahill, R. (2006). The 1978 Military Occupation of Bowral. Illawarra Unity, 6(1), 24-30.
  • Cahill, D., Beder, S. (2005). Neo-liberal think tanks and neo-liberal restructuring: learning the lessons from Project Victoria and the privatisation of Victoria’s electricity industry. Social Alternatives, 24(1), 43-48.
  • Cahill, D. (2005). Politics and propaganda. Australian Review of Public Affairs, online, 22 August 2005, 1-3.
  • Cahill, D., Beder, S. (2005). Regulating the power shift: the state, capital and electricity privatisation in Australia. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 55, 5-22.
  • Cahill, D. (2005). Researching the Australian new right: a glimpse at the process of discovery. Rhizome, 1, 113-123.
  • Cahill, D. (2005). The Right values in education: neo-liberal think tanks and the assault upon public schooling. Overland, 179, 9-14.
  • Cahill, D. (2004). In the vanguard. Workers Online, 232.
  • Cahill, D. (2002). Funding the Ideological Struggle. Overland, 168, 21-26.
  • Cahill, D. (2001). The Anti-WEF Protests and the Media. Social Alternatives, 20(1), 63-67.
  • Cahill, D. (2001). Why the Right Uses 'Class' Against the Left. Arena Journal, 16(2001), 151-162.

Conferences

  • Andrew, J., Cahill, D. (2012). Accounting, Public Policy and the Hegemony of 'Cost: The Framing of Prison Privatisation in NSW. 11th Australasian Centre on Social and Environmental Accounting Research (A-CSEAR) Conference, Wollongong: University of Wollongong.
  • Cahill, D., Andrew, J. (2012). Accounting, public policy and the hegemony of cost: The framing of prison privatisation in NSW. Prague Conference on Political Economy, Prague, Czech Republic: Law and Contemporary Problems.
  • Cahill, D. (2009). Neoliberalism, regulation and the global economic crisis. Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2009, Sydney, NSW: Macquarie University.
  • Andrew, J., Cahill, D. (2008). Neoliberalism and New South Wales Prisons: Re-regulation through Value for Money Reporting. Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference 2008, United States: City University of New York.
  • Cahill, D., Andrew, J. (2008). Privatisation and New South Wales Prisons: Value for Money and Neo-liberal Regulation. Second Biennial Conference of the European Consortium on Political Research Standing Group on Regulatory Governance ECPR 2008, The Netherlands: European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).
  • Cahill, D., Cahill, R. (2005). Civilian responses to peace-time military occupation: the 1978 Bowral call-out and its implications for the war on terrorism. "The Past is Before Us" - 9th National Australian Labour History Conference 2005, University of Sydney: Australian Society for the Study of Labour History and Business and Labour History (ASSLH).
  • Brown, S., Cahill, D. (2005). The Green Constituency: Evidence From Cunningham. Australasian Political Studies Association Conference (APSA 2005), University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand: Australasian Political Studies Association.
  • Cahill, D. (2004). Ideas and Interests: The radical neo-liberal movement and the neo-liberal counter-revolution in Australia. Social Change Research in the 21st Century Conference.
  • Cahill, D. (2004). The radical neo-liberal movement and its impact upon Australian politics. Australasian Political Studies Association Conference 2004 (APSA Conference 2004), online: University of Adelaide.

Other

  • Cahill, D. (2003), From the fringes: the emergence from obscurity of the Australian radical neo-liberal movement.
  • Connell, R., Cahill, D., Campbell, M. (2002), 'The Order of Australia (Symposium)'.

2014

  • Spies-Butcher, B., Paton, J., Cahill, D. (2014). Market Society: History, Theory, Practice [Arabic Edition, trans., Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences]. Beirut: Centre for Arab Unity Studies.
  • Cahill, D. (2014). The End of Laissez-Faire? On the Durability of Embedded Neoliberalism. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

2013

  • Cahill, D. (2013). Ideas-Centred Explanations of the Rise of Neoliberalism: A Critique. Australian Journal of Political Science, 48(1), 71-84. [More Information]

2012

  • Andrew, J., Cahill, D. (2012). Accounting, Public Policy and the Hegemony of 'Cost: The Framing of Prison Privatisation in NSW. 11th Australasian Centre on Social and Environmental Accounting Research (A-CSEAR) Conference, Wollongong: University of Wollongong.
  • Cahill, D., Andrew, J. (2012). Accounting, public policy and the hegemony of cost: The framing of prison privatisation in NSW. Prague Conference on Political Economy, Prague, Czech Republic: Law and Contemporary Problems.
  • Cahill, D. (2012). Always embedded neoliberalism and the global financial crisis. In Kate Macdonald, Shelley Marshall, Sanjay Pinto (Eds.), New Visions for Market Governance: Crisis and Renewal, (pp. 189-199). Oxon, UK: Routledge.
  • Paton, J., Cahill, D. (2012). Contesting Markets. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 68, 5-7.
  • Edwards, L., Cahill, D., Stilwell, F. (2012). Introduction: understanding neoliberalism beyond the free market. In Damien Cahill, Lindy Edwards, Frank Stilwell (Eds.), Neoliberalism: Beyond the Free Market, (pp. 1-12). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Spies-Butcher, B., Paton, J., Cahill, D. (2012). Market Society: History, Theory, Practice. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Barnes, T., Cahill, D. (2012). Marxist Class Analysis: A Living Tradition in Australian Scholarship. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 70, 47-69.
  • Cahill, D., Edwards, L., Stilwell, F. (2012). Neoliberalism: Beyond the Free Market. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Cahill, D. (2012). Review of Karl Polanyi: The Limits of the Market, by Gareth Dale. Capital and Class, 36(3), 573-576.
  • Cahill, D. (2012). Review: Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism. Capital and Class, 36(2), 365-367.
  • Cahill, D. (2012). The Embedded Neoliberal Economy. In Damien Cahill, Lindy Edwards, Frank Stilwell (Eds.), Neoliberalism: Beyond the Free Market, (pp. 110-127). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

2011

  • Cahill, D., Paton, J. (2011). 'Thinking Socially' About Markets. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 68, 8-26.
  • Cahill, D. (2011). Beyond Neoliberalism? Crisis and the Prospects for Progressive Alternatives. New Political Science, 33(4), 479-492. [More Information]
  • Cahill, D., Stilwell, F., Edwards, L. (2011). Contesting neoliberalism and its future. Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. Dialogue, 31(2), 78-80.

2010

  • Cahill, D. (2010). 'Actually Existing Neoliberalism' and the Global Economic Crisis. Labour and Industry, 20(3), 298-316.
  • Cahill, D. (2010). Business Mobilisation, the New Right and Australian Labor Governments in the 1980s. Labour History (Australia), 98, 7-24.
  • Cahill, D. (2010). Review of Crunch Time: Using and Abusing Keynes to Fight the Twin Crises of Our Era. Australian Journal of Political Science, 45(2), 305-306.
  • Cahill, D. (2010). Review of Tom Conley, The Vulnerable Country: Australia and the Global Economy (Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2009), viii + 325 pp., $39.95. Australian Journal of Political Science, 45(3), 513.

2009

  • Andrew, J., Cahill, D. (2009), Inquiry into the privatisation of prisons and prison-related services. , , , 1-68.
  • Cahill, D. (2009). Is Neoliberalism History? Social Alternatives, 28(1), 12-16.
  • Cahill, D. (2009). Neoliberalism, regulation and the global economic crisis. Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2009, Sydney, NSW: Macquarie University.
  • Andrew, J., Cahill, D. (2009). Value for Money? Neo-Liberalism in New South Wales Prisons. Australian Accounting Review, 19(2), 144-152. [More Information]

2008

  • Cahill, D. (2008). Hegemony and the Neoliberal Historical Bloc: The Australian Experience. In Richard Howson; Kylie Smith (Eds.), Hegemony: Studies in Consensus and Coercion, (pp. 201-217). New York and Abingdon: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Cahill, D. (2008). Labo(u)r, the Boom and the Prospects for an Alternative to Neo-Liberalism. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 61, 321-335.
  • Andrew, J., Cahill, D. (2008). Neoliberalism and New South Wales Prisons: Re-regulation through Value for Money Reporting. Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference 2008, United States: City University of New York.
  • Cahill, D. (2008). Politics. In Brian Furze, Pauline Savy, Robert J Brym and John Lie (Eds.), Sociology in Todays World, (pp. 173-195). South Melbourne: Cengage Learning Australia.
  • Cahill, D., Andrew, J. (2008). Privatisation and New South Wales Prisons: Value for Money and Neo-liberal Regulation. Second Biennial Conference of the European Consortium on Political Research Standing Group on Regulatory Governance ECPR 2008, The Netherlands: European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).
  • Cahill, D., Stilwell, F. (2008). The Australian Economic Boom 1992-? Journal of Australian Political Economy, 61, 5-11.
  • Cahill, D., Brown, S. (2008). The Rise and Fall of the Australian Greens: The 2002 Cunningham By-election and its Implications. Australian Journal of Political Science, 43(2), 259-275.
  • Cahill, D. (2008). Think Tanks and Public Policy. Australian Review of Public Affairs, (February).

2007

  • Cahill, D. (2007). The Contours of Neo-liberal Hegemony in Australia. Rethinking Marxism, 19(2), 221-233. [More Information]

2006

  • Cahill, D., Cahill, R. (2006). The 1978 Military Occupation of Bowral. Illawarra Unity, 6(1), 24-30.

2005

  • Cahill, D., Cahill, R. (2005). Civilian responses to peace-time military occupation: the 1978 Bowral call-out and its implications for the war on terrorism. "The Past is Before Us" - 9th National Australian Labour History Conference 2005, University of Sydney: Australian Society for the Study of Labour History and Business and Labour History (ASSLH).
  • Cahill, D., Beder, S. (2005). Neo-liberal think tanks and neo-liberal restructuring: learning the lessons from Project Victoria and the privatisation of Victoria’s electricity industry. Social Alternatives, 24(1), 43-48.
  • Cahill, D. (2005). Politics and propaganda. Australian Review of Public Affairs, online, 22 August 2005, 1-3.
  • Cahill, D., Beder, S. (2005). Regulating the power shift: the state, capital and electricity privatisation in Australia. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 55, 5-22.
  • Cahill, D. (2005). Researching the Australian new right: a glimpse at the process of discovery. Rhizome, 1, 113-123.
  • Brown, S., Cahill, D. (2005). The Green Constituency: Evidence From Cunningham. Australasian Political Studies Association Conference (APSA 2005), University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand: Australasian Political Studies Association.
  • Cahill, D. (2005). The Right values in education: neo-liberal think tanks and the assault upon public schooling. Overland, 179, 9-14.

2004

  • Cahill, D. (2004). Contesting Hegemony: The Radical Neo-liberal Movement and the Ruling Class in Australia. In Nathan Hollier (Eds.), Ruling Australia: the power, privilege & politics of the new ruling class, (pp. 87-106). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
  • Cahill, D. (2004). Ideas and Interests: The radical neo-liberal movement and the neo-liberal counter-revolution in Australia. Social Change Research in the 21st Century Conference.
  • Cahill, D. (2004). In the vanguard. Workers Online, 232.
  • Cahill, D. (2004). New Class Discourse and the Construction of Left-wing Elites. In Marian Sawer and Barry Hindess (Eds.), Us and Them: Anti-elitism in Australia, (pp. 77-95). Perth AU: API Network.
  • Cahill, D. (2004). The radical neo-liberal movement and its impact upon Australian politics. Australasian Political Studies Association Conference 2004 (APSA Conference 2004), online: University of Adelaide.

2003

  • Cahill, D. (2003), From the fringes: the emergence from obscurity of the Australian radical neo-liberal movement.

2002

  • Connell, R., Cahill, D., Campbell, M. (2002), 'The Order of Australia (Symposium)'.
  • Cahill, D. (2002). Funding the Ideological Struggle. Overland, 168, 21-26.

2001

  • Cahill, D. (2001). The Anti-WEF Protests and the Media. Social Alternatives, 20(1), 63-67.
  • Cahill, D. (2001). The Australian Right's New Class Discourse and the Construction of the Political Community. In Raymond Markey (Eds.), Labour and Community, (pp. 345-361). Australia: University of Wollongong Press.
  • Cahill, D. (2001). Why the Right Uses 'Class' Against the Left. Arena Journal, 16(2001), 151-162.

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