Debtfare States and the Poverty Industry

Author: Susanne Soederberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131764672X
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Shortlisted for the BISA IPEG Prize Under the rubric of ‘financial inclusion’, lending to the poor –in both the global North and global South –has become a highly lucrative and rapidly expanding industry since the 1990s. A key inquiry of this book is what is ‘the financial’ in which the poor are asked to join. Instead of embracing the mainstream position that financial inclusion is a natural, inevitable and mutually beneficial arrangement, Debtfare States and the Poverty Industry suggests that the structural violence inherent to neoliberalism and credit-led accumulation have created and normalized a reality in which the working poor can no longer afford to live without expensive credit. The book further transcends economic treatments of credit and debt by revealing how the poverty industry is extricably linked to the social power of money, the paradoxes in credit-led accumulation, and ‘debtfarism’. The latter refers to rhetorical and regulatory forms of governance that mediate and facilitate the expansion of the poverty industry and the reliance of the poor on credit to augment/replace their wages. Through a historically grounded analysis, the author examines various dimensions of the poverty industry ranging from the credit card, payday loan, and student loan industries in the United States to micro-lending and low-income housing finance industries in Mexico. Providing a much-needed theorization of the politics of debt, Debtfare States and the Poverty Industry has wider implications of the increasing dependence of the poor on consumer credit across the globe, this book will be of very strong interest to students and scholars of Global Political Economy, Finance, Development Studies, Geography, Law, History, and Sociology. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lU6PHjyOzU

Financialization and the World Economy

Author: Gerald A. Epstein
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781781008263
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The final section offers ideas for policy responses, including capital controls and securities transaction taxes."--BOOK JACKET.

The Politics of the New International Financial Architecture

Author: Susanne Soederberg
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781842773796
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This is a critique of the attempts of the G7 industrialized countries to rewrite the rules of international finance. It includes case studies on capital controls from Chile and Malaysia and is aimed at scholars and students of international political economy and development and reform activists.

The Crisis This Time

Author: Greg Albo
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1583672281
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Contributors to this volume on economic crisis address key themes: -putting 'the crisis this time' in historical and theoretical perspective -analyzing the role of banks and derivatives in global financialization -interrogating Wall Street and the City of London before and after the crisis -surveying the crisis in the USA, the UK, Europe, Japan and South Africa -taking the measure of the impact of the crisis on working class families -showing how 'exit strategies' are reviving neoliberalism -surveying the struggles against the new public austerity in Greece, Ireland, UK and USA This volume ù the first of two ù offers critical perspectives on 'exit strategies' geared towards revitalizing neoliberal capitalism and considers the social and political impact of the crisis on the working class. Next year's volume will extend the geographical focus to China, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Latin America, and deepen the analysis of the epicentre of the crisis in the USA.

Global governance in question

Author: Susanne Soederberg
Publisher: Pluto Pr
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Introduction to global governance -- a key aspect of globalisation studies -- presenting a critical approach.

Creativity Connects

Author: Center for Cultural Innovation
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780979355523
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Creativity Connects describes significant changes that alter definitions of artists, how they sustain their practice, and yet-unrealized potential to contribute positively to social issues and apply creativity throughout all sectors.

Risking Capitalism

Author: Susanne Soederberg
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786352354
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This volume examines diverse meanings and practices of risk management ranging from austerity to climate change to housing and debt. The authors investigate the relationship between shifts in contemporary capitalism and the ways in which neoliberal forms of risk management have emerged, been reproduced and normalized, and, transformed historically.

The Making of Modern Finance

Author: Samuel Knafo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134066228
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The Making of Modern Finance is a path-breaking study of the construction of liberal financial governance and demonstrates how complex forms of control by the state profoundly transformed the nature of modern finance. Challenging dominant theoretical conceptions of liberal financial governance in international political economy, this book argues that liberal economic governance is too often perceived as a passive form of governance. It situates the gold standard in relation to practices of monetary governance which preceded it, tracing the evolution of monetary governance from the late middle Ages to show how the 19th century gold standard transformed the way states relate to finance. More specifically, Knafo demonstrates that the institutions of the gold standard helped to put in place instruments of modern monetary policy that are usually associated with central banking and argues that the gold standard was a prelude to Keynesian policies rather than its antithesis. The author reveals that these state interventions played a vital role in the rise of modern financial techniques which emerged in the late 18th and 19th century and served as the foundation for contemporary financial systems. This book will be of strong interest to students and scholars of international political economy, economic history and historical sociology. It will appeal to those interested in monetary and financial history, the modern state, liberal governance, and varieties of capitalism.

Global Capitalism Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century

Author: Jeffry A. Frieden
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393635775
Format: PDF
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"Magisterial history...one of the most comprehensive histories of modern capitalism yet written." —Michael Hirsh, New York Times Book Review In 1900 international trade reached unprecedented levels and the world's economies were more open to one another than ever before. Then as now, many people considered globalization to be inevitable and irreversible. Yet the entire edifice collapsed in a few months in 1914. Globalization is a choice, not a fact. It is a result of policy decisions and the politics that shape them. Jeffry A. Frieden's insightful history explores the golden age of globalization during the early years of the century, its swift collapse in the crises of 1914-45, the divisions of the Cold War world, and the turn again toward global integration at the end of the century. His history is full of character and event, as entertaining as it is enlightening.

Internalizing Globalization

Author: Susanne Soederberg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230524435
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This book explores how a wide range of countries attempt to cope with the challenges of globalization. While the internalization of globalization proceeds in significantly different ways, there is a broad process of convergence taking place around the politics of neoliberalism and a more market-oriented version of capitalism. The book examines how distinct social structures, political cultures, patterns of party and interest group politics, classes, public policies, liberal democratic and authoritarian institutions, and the discourses that frame them, are being reshaped by political actors. Chapters cover national experiences from Europe and North America to Asia and Latin America (Chile, Mexico, and Peru).