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Cities for Profit: The Real Estate Turn in Asia's Urban Politics

Gavin Shatkin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709906
eISBN:
9781501709715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709906.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In the past three decades, urban real estate megaprojects—massive, master planned, for profit urban developments—have captured the imagination of politicians and policy-makers across Asia. This book ... More


Realizing Capital: Financial and Psychic Economies in Victorian Form

Anna Kornbluh

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254972
eISBN:
9780823261123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254972.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

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 ... More


“A Case of Metaphysics”: Realizing Capital

Anna Kornbluh

in Realizing Capital: Financial and Psychic Economies in Victorian Form

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254972
eISBN:
9780823261123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254972.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introduction establishes the problem of realizing fictitious capital as it appeared to the Victorian observers of financialization and chronic financial crisis, and as theorized by Marx. It ... More


A Social Experiment in the Musical Economy: Terra Firma, EMI, and Calling Creativity to Account

Andrew Leyshon

in Reformatted: Code, Networks, and the Transformation of the Music Industry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199572410
eISBN:
9780191783180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572410.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter focuses on an attempt to financialize the musical economy as a way of developing a post-crisis business model. The music industry crisis was ripe for exploitation by the private equity ... More


The State as an Actor: Not a Neutral Umpire

Georg Menz

in Comparative Political Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199579983
eISBN:
9780191846779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199579983.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Despite the state being such a central actor in establishing and policing the rules of the game of any given political economy, its role is often neglected. In this chapter, we briefly review ... More


The Good of Finance and the Critique of Financialization

Tim Hayward

in Global Justice & Finance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198842767
eISBN:
9780191878695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842767.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter considers the valuable social purposes that finance can in principle serve and how the processes referred to as financialization may undermine the good functioning of finance. When that ... More


Financialization and the ‘Real Economy’: an Ecological Perspective

Tim Hayward

in Global Justice & Finance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198842767
eISBN:
9780191878695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842767.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Financialization can be criticized for undermining productivity in the ‘real economy’, and this chapter examines that criticism from an ecological perspective. Viewing the economy not only as a set ... More


Between Faith and Delusion: Corporate Credit After 1980

Amanda Porterfield

in Corporate Spirit: Religion and the Rise of the Modern Corporation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199372652
eISBN:
9780199372683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372652.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Abetted by new religious media, will-power psychology supported the “financialization” of the American economy and its faith-based mentality. Disparities in wealth increased as new strategies ... More


A New Regime: The Consolidation State

Wolfgang Streeck

in Reconfiguring European States in Crisis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198793373
eISBN:
9780191835209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793373.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The rise of the consolidation state follows the displacement of the classical tax state, by what this chapter terms the debt state, a process that began in the 1980s in all rich capitalist ... More


The art of unpayable debts

Max Haiven

Mark Featherstone (ed.)

in The Sociology of Debt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447339526
eISBN:
9781447339571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339526.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter explores a dialectics of what the author terms unpayable debts that define the current financialized global capitalist paradigm. On the one hand, these are the widely acknowledged and ... More


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