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French Responses to the Global Economic Crisis: The Political Economy of “Post-Dirigisme” and New State Activism

Ben Clift

in The Consequences of the Global Financial Crisis: The Rhetoric of Reform and Regulation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641987
eISBN:
9780191741586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641987.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter analyzes French responses to the financial crisis, arguing that a ‘post-dirigiste’ interpretation predicated on an expansive notion of the state as actor in and enactor of markets best ... More


Reversing Financialization: Shareholder Value and the Legal Reform of Corporate Governance

Simon Deakin

in Corporate Governance in Contention

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198805274
eISBN:
9780191843402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805274.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

The debate over corporate governance is skewed by the common misunderstanding that shareholders are the owners of companies, and are entitled to have them run in their interest. The legal model of ... More


Trapped in Resistance: Collective Struggles through the Investment Chain

Diane-Laure Arjaliès, Philip Grant, Iain Hardie, Donald MacKenzie, and Ekaterina Svetlova

in Chains of Finance: How Investment Management is Shaped

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198802945
eISBN:
9780191841385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802945.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Chapter 7 reports the attempts of a network of French pensions’ trustees to force a US-based automotive company to allow trade unions in its Mississippi plants. To trigger practice change, trustees ... More


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