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After the Great Complacence : financial crisis and the politics of reform

Author: Ewald Engelen
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Photo gallery series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text provides an accessible cultural and political analysis of how our disorderly and financialized system of capitalism works, what led to the financial crisis that began in 2007, the policy debates about reform, and why democratic control is difficult after the events of 2008.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ewald Engelen
ISBN: 9780199589081 0199589089 9780191618147 0191618144
OCLC Number: 727704905
Description: xiv, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: framing the crisis: accident, fiasco, or debacle? --
After the Great Complacence --
Financial innovation or bricolage? --
'Alternative investment' or nomadic war machine? --
Banks misunderstood --
Prelude: regulation undermined before 2007 --
Open and shut? Democratic opening vs regulatory closure after 2008 --
The limits of expertise: the United Kindom as an unhappy family --
Reform? Hubristic intervention or effective democracy.
Series Title: Photo gallery series.
Responsibility: Ewald Engelen [and others].
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This book provides an accessible cultural and political analysis of how our disorderly and financialized system of capitalism works, what led to the financial crisis that began in 2007, the policy  Read more...

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This book offers a brilliant discussion of the relationship between finance and politics and it should be on the reading list of any economist. * Daniela Gabor, Economic Issues * By taking a sideways Read more...

 
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