Great Expectations, Slow Transformation: Incremental Change in Financial Governance

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Manuela Moschella, Eleni Tsingou
ECPR Press, Jul 1, 2014 - Political Science - 240 pages
n the aftermath of the financial crisis, why has the reform process been incremental yet the conditions for more rapid and abrupt transformations appeared to be available? Is there anything specific about financial policy that prevents more radical reforms? 
Drawing from Comparative Politics and Historical Institutionalism in particular, as well as International Political Economy, this book answers these questions by examining the particular institutional frictions that characterise global financial governance and influence the activity of change agents and veto players involved in the process of global regulatory change. 

The chapters in this volume collectively demonstrate that the process of change in financial rule-making as well as in the institutions governing finance does not fit with the punctuated model of policy change. The book also shows, however, that incremental changes can lead to fundamental shifts in the basic principles that inform global financial governance.  

 

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Contents

When New Ideas Meet Existing Institutions
35
Financial Services Governance in the European
57
Global in Life Still National in Death? Special Bank
77
Offshore Financial Centres Shadow Banking
95
The WallStreetMainStreet Nexus in Financial
125
Continuity of Expert Rule Global Accountancy
149
Still in the Market for Change The Mass Public
173
Conclusions Too Little Too Slow?
193
Index
217
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Manuela Moschella is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Turin. She is the author of Governing Risk: The IMF and Global Financial Crises published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2010. Her research interests include the politics of financial crises and processes of institutional change with a particular focus on the international financial institutions. She has published on these issues in a number of journals, including the Review of International Political Economy, New Political Economy, the Journal of Public Policy, Comparative European Politics and Comparative Economic Studies. She is currently co-editing the new Handbook of Global Economic Governance for Routledge.

Eleni Tsingou is Assistant Professor of International Political Economy at the Copenhagen Business School and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Warwick. She is the author of numerous chapters and articles on the governance of global finance and her work has appeared in Review of International Political Economy, International Politics and International Political Sociology. She was also a member of the Warwick Commission on International Financial Reform.

 

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