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The financial crisis of 2007–2008 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, author Sarah 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 centers
  • Global finance and the "real economy"
  • Global financial subjects and actors

The text 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.

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

Up-to-date view of the topic presented in an easy-to-read wa for students. Also to further our students reading English literature, which they will need for other purposes, including thesis and paper writing.

Professor Pierre Rafih
Faculty for Business Administration, Hochschule für Angewandtes Management
May 8, 2020

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