By Anna Kornbluh. From Fordham University Press: During a tumultuous period when financial speculation began rapidly to outpace industrial production and consumption, Victorian financial journalists commonly explained the instability of finance by criticizing its inherent artifice—drawing persistent attention to what they called “fictitious capital.” In a shift that naturalized this artifice, this critique of fictitious capital … More New Book: Realizing Capital – Financial and Psychic Economies in Victorian Form
How to conceptualise Financialisation in Developing and Emerging economies? Manifestations, Drivers and Implications 13-14 December 2018 Girton College, University of Cambridge Workshop Overview & Programme The discussions of the processes behind the growing importance of finance, financial transactions and financial motives, as well as the sustainability of the financial systems, have been located in the … More Call For Papers: How to conceptualise Financialisation in Developing and Emerging economies?
By Ramaa Vasudevan, This article seeks to understand the sharp divergence in the earnings of top managerial executives in the US since the 1980s, within the historical context of the evolution and transformation of the corporate landscape through the 20th century. In particular, as US multinational corporations expanded their reach to the global market at … More The Rise of the Global Corporation and the Polarization of the Managerial Class in the US
By John Smith, David Harvey, author of The New Imperialism and other acclaimed books on capitalism and Marxist political economy, not only believes that the age of imperialism is over, he thinks it has gone into reverse. In his Commentary on Prabhat and Utsa Patnaik’s A Theory of Imperialism, he says: Those of us who … More A Critique of David Harvey on Imperialism
By Martijn Konings. From Stanford University Press: Critics of capitalist finance tend to focus on its speculative character. Our financial markets, they lament, encourage irresponsible bets on the future that reflect no real underlying value. Why is it, then, that opportunities for speculative investment continue to proliferate in the wake of major economic crises? To … More New Book: Capital and Time – For a New Critique of Neoliberal Reason
Analyses of the financial system from various disciplines has yet to fully explore the connections between the geopolitical and geoeconomic discourses shaping States’ public finance and foreign policy, the role and localization of financial institutions and the evolution of international patterns of firms. Such topics are becoming increasingly relevant, as evidenced in a speech held … More Call for Chapters – Geobanking in the world-system: links between States’ geopolitical strategies, finance & globalization
Fifth FINGEO Global Seminar “European Spaces of Financialization” 28-29 May 2018 Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium *** Local Organizers: Manuel Aalbers (KU Leuven), David Bassens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Reijer Hendrikse (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Michiel van Meeteren (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) Advisory Board: Sabine Dörry (LISER, Luxembourg), Gary Dymski (Leeds University), Karen Lai (National University Singapore), Martin … More Call For Papers: Fifth FinGeo Global Seminar – “European Spaces of Financialization”