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

Paperback | March 6, 2014

EditorWyn Grant, Graham K. Wilson

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The Global Financial Crisis is the most serious economic crisis since the Great Depression, and although many have explored its causes, relatively few have focused on its consequences. Unlike earlier crises, no new paradigm seems yet to have come forward to challenge existing ways of thinkingand neo-liberalism has emerged relatively unscathed. This crisis, characterized by a remarkable policy stability, has lacked a coherent and innovative intellectual response.This book, however, systematically explores the consequences of the crisis, focusing primarily on its impact on policy and politics. It asks how governments responded to the challenges that the crisis has posed, and the policy and political impact of the combination of both the Global FinancialCrisis itself and these responses. It brings together leading academics to consider the divergent ways in which particular countries have responded to the crisis, including the US, the UK, China, Europe, and Scandinavia. The book also assesses attempts to develop global economic governance and to reform financial regulation, andlooks critically at the role of credit rating agencies.

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The Global Financial Crisis is the most serious economic crisis since the Great Depression, and although many have explored its causes, relatively few have focused on its consequences. Unlike earlier crises, no new paradigm seems yet to have come forward to challenge existing ways of thinkingand neo-liberalism has emerged relatively un...

Wyn Grant is Professor of Politics at the University of Warwick and vice-president for Europe and Africa of the International Political Science Association. He has written extensively on economic policy, government-business relations, pressure groups, and agricultural and environmental policy. Graham Wilson is Professor and Chair, Depa...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:March 6, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Graham Wilson and Wyn Grant: Introduction2. Richard Higgott: The Theory and Practice of Global Economic Governance in the Early 21st Century: the Limits of Multilateralism3. Andrew Gamble: The UK: the Triumph of Fiscal Realism?4. Graham Wilson: The United States: the strange survival of (Neo)Liberalism5. Glenn Morgan: Constructing Financial Markets: reforming Over-the-Counter Derivatives in the aftermath of the financial crisis6. William W. Grimes: Financial Regulation after the Global Financial Crisis: Regionalist Impulses and National Strategies7. Kevin Gallagher: Regaining Control: Capital Controls and the Global Financial Crisis8. Timothy J. Sinclair: Institutional Failure and the Global Financial Crisis9. Vivien A. Schmidt: What Happened to the State-influenced Market Economies (SMEs)? France, Italy, and Spain Confront the Crisis as the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly10. Cathie Jo Martin: Social Solidarity in Scandinavia after the Failure of Finance Capitalism11. Ben Clift: French Responses to the Global Economic Crisis: the Political Economy of Post-dirigisme and New State Activism12. Shaun Breslin: Pardigm(s) Shifting? Responding to China's Response to the Global Financial Crisis?13. Graham Wilson and Wyn Grant: Conclusion