The Politics of Neos: Contemporary and Classical
Neo refers to new. Other connotations include revival, modification and recent. It originates from the Greek word “Neos” meaning new. ‘Neo’ as a prefix has garnered significance in recent decades, mostly in academic studies and political analyses. Words like ‘neoliberalism’, ‘Neo-Marxism’, ‘Neo-Darwinism’ and ‘Neo-Malthusian’ have been extensively used to refer to developing political ideas, periods, economic status of a nation and so on. Hence, it is important to delve deep into terminologies and coinages, through this article.
Colonialism vs Neo-Colonialism
While the modified and new theories almost always seem to retain the essence of the classical ones (like Malthusianism and Neo-Malthusianism), there is a tendency to divert from the original theories (Neoliberalism and Liberalism). Hence, these have been and in future, will be subjected to a range of debates and discussions.