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Risk in International Finance

1st Edition

By Vikash Yadav


176 pages

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This book analyzes the evolution and impact of the concept of risk on processes of transnational banking and financial market regulation, as well as the externalities generated by speculative financial activity in developing and emerging market economies.

The author provides an alternative theory for the study of international financial market regulation by applying elements of a post-structural methodology to the topic. Inspired by Michel Foucault’s framework of critical discourse analysis in The History of Sexuality, the argument dissects the rules of formation that govern the evolving discourse on risk. The author argues that the mathematically formal technology of risk emerges from within specific institutions and economic formations; thereby limiting its utility in the regulation of global financial markets. Exploring how the applied technology of risk has been implicated for fueling a major financial crisis, his work also demonstrates how the regulation of global financial markets and abstruse financial instruments in advanced industrialized countries impacts the lives of the poorest people in developing countries and emerging markets.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction, Chapter 2: Surfaces of Inscription, Chapter 3: Theory of Risk, Chapter 4: Theory of Regulation, Chapter 5: Regulating Risk, Chapter 6: The Political Arena, Chapter 7: Conclusion

About the Author

Vikash Yadav is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.

About the Series

Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

In recent years, there has been widespread criticism of mainstream economics. This has taken many forms, from methodological critiques of its excessive formalism, to concern about its failure to connect with many of the most pressing social issues. This series provides a forum for research which is developing alternative forms of economic analysis. Reclaiming the traditional 'political economy' title, it refrains from emphasising any single school of thought, but instead attempts to foster greater diversity within economics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Free Enterprise
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General