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'Financial globalisation' and the 'crisis': a critical assessment and 'what is to be done'?

Thompson, Grahame F. (2010). 'Financial globalisation' and the 'crisis': a critical assessment and 'what is to be done'? New Political Economy, 15(1) pp. 127–145.

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Do we have a genuine global financial system? This article challenges the strong notion that the recent financial crisis was global in scope. It argues the international financial system is quite differentiated, being made up of domestic-national, supranational regional and international aspects. The system is characterised by contagion, however, and the article goes on to consider the role of this in generating spill-overs into the wider economic mechanism. Given this characterisation of the financial system the implications for how to organise a regulatory response are pursued. Here the argument is that the principle of 'distributed preparedness for resilience' should guide this response not a new set of top-down global rules and norms organised once again by the institutions of global economic governance.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2010 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1356-3467
Keywords: financial crisis; financial globalisation; contagion; regulation; money supply; events; distributed preparedness for resilience
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 25801
Depositing User: Sally O'Brien
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2010 17:53
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 14:10
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