The financial crisis of 2007-8 and its aftermath have resulted in the role of money and finance within the global economy becoming the subject of considerable debate in public, policy and media circles.
Global Finance is a timely look at the contemporary international financial environment, providing an introduction to this dynamic field of research for students and more advanced researchers. Drawing on economic geography, economic sociology and critical management, Hall offers a broad selection of case studies that ground critical theory in our current financial climate.
Hall examines and reviews a wide range of critical approaches relating to the role of money and finance in the global economy, dividing these approaches into three key sections:
Global finance and international financial centres.
Global finance and the `real' economy'.
Global financial subjects and actors.
The book takes a uniquely interdisciplinary approach which, combined with an international spread of case studies, makes this book highly valuable to a wide range of upper level undergraduate courses across the social sciences.
Sarah Hall is Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Nottingham, having been educated at the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol. Her work focuses on advancing cultural economy approaches to understanding of markets, power and elites under conditions of finance-led capitalism. Supported by funding from the Economic and Social Research council, the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust and the Nuffield Foundation, her research mostly centres on London's international financial district and its relations with North America, Europe and, increasingly, China. Her work has been pubished in a number of leading academic journals. She was appointed an Editor of the journal Goeoforum in 2013 and held a British Academy Mid Career Fellowship in 2015-2017.
Introduction Section I: Placing global finance: the changing role of international financial centres International financial centres and the reproduction of global finance Emerging financial centres and the changing balance of power within international finance Section II: Spaces of finance and the `real' economy Financialisation and making finance productive Finance, production and the rise of new offshore spaces Section III: Global finance and financial subjects Elites, financial subjectivities and the (re)production of global finance Financial exclusion and everyday financial subjects Afterword: Placing global finance