Globalization and Finance
1. Edition December 2004
2004. 240 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-7456-3119-6 - John Wiley & Sons
Also available as Hardcover.
The globalization of finance is widely recognised as one of the most significant features of the contemporary world. In this timely new book, Tony Porter guides students through current debates about global finance and discusses the extent to which the development of a global marketplace affects our daily lives.
He examines the complex networks of public-sector and non-governmental institutions and practices that facilitate the globalization of finance and provide an emerging set of arrangements for regulating it.
The book is both comprehensive and innovative, and includes chapters on banking, securities markets, foreign direct investment, private authority, the role of developing and transition countries, global civil society, gender, the politics of risk practices and financial crises, and democracy.
Written for students approaching the topic for the first time, this book provides a coherent, empirical and theoretically rigorous introduction to the governance of global finance.
From the contents
* List of Acronyms
* Part I: The Institutionalization of Global Finance
* Chapter 1
* Introduction: Why Study Global Finance?
* Chapter 2
* Debates and Controversies in the Conceptualization of Global Finance
* Chapter 3
* The Emerging Regime for Regulating Global Finance
* Part II: Sectoral Developments
* Chapter 4
* International Banking
* Chapter 5
* The Governance of Global Securities and Derivatives Markets
* Chapter 6
* Foreign Direct Investment
* Part III: New Actors and New Frontiers in Global Finance
* Chapter 7
* Business Institutions and Private-Sector Norms
* Chapter 8
* Developing and Transition Countries
* Chapter 9
* Non-Governmental Organizations and Global Civil Society
* Part IV: Democracy and Politics in the Governance of Global Finance
* Chapter 10
* Gender and the Globalization of Finance
* Chapter 11
* Risk Politics and Financial Crises
* Chapter 12
* Democracy and Legitimacy in the Governance of Global Finance