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The Routledge International Handbook of Financialization

by Philip (Institute of Development Studies, UK) Mader

Part of the Routledge International Handbooks Series

The Routledge International Handbook of Financialization Synopsis

Financialization has become the go-to term for scholars grappling with the growth of finance. This handbook offers the first comprehensive survey of the scholarship on financialization, connecting finance with changes in politics, technology, culture, society and the economy. It takes stock of the diverse avenues of research that comprise financialization studies and the contributions they have made to understanding the changes in contemporary societies driven by the rise of finance. The chapters chart the field's evolution from research describing and critiquing the manifestations of financialization towards scholarship that pinpoints the driving forces, mechanisms and boundaries of financialization. Written for researchers and students not only in economics but from across the social sciences and the humanities, this book offers a decidedly global and pluri-disciplinary view on financialization for those who are looking to understand the changing face of finance and its consequences.

The Routledge International Handbook of Financialization Press Reviews

This will be an indispensable working tool, not just for specialists, in one of the central fields in contemporary political economy. - Wolfgang Streeck, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne Presenting an impressive range of authors and perspectives, this Handbook succeeds at delivering a comprehensive mapping of financialization studies. It is imaginatively organised and manages to bring coherence to this untidy and rapidly growing research field. This inevitably critical collection of chapters not only covers the reach and effects of finance, but also conveys some hope for future definancialization. - Julie Froud, Professor of Financial Innovation, University of Manchester This book is a major contribution to the study of financialization. There has been an explosion in the term's use across a wide range of disciplines, which indicates the concept's usefulness. The book collates contributions from those disciplines, documenting how financialization helps understand both the big picture and developments in specific fields. It immediately establishes itself as the defining reference on financialization. - Thomas Palley, independent economist, Washington, DC.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781138308213
Publication date: 15th January 2020
Author: Philip (Institute of Development Studies, UK) Mader
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 536 pages
Categories: Political economy, Political economy, Politics & government, Human geography, Finance & accounting, Sociology: work & labour, Cultural studies,

About Philip (Institute of Development Studies, UK) Mader

Philip Mader is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK Daniel Mertens is currently an assistant professor (Habilitand) in the Department of Political Science at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany Natascha van der Zwan is an Assistant Professor in Public Administration at Leiden University, the Netherlands.

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