The global financial crisis that began in 2007 was the most destructive since the 1930s. The rapid spread of the crisis across borders and the complexity of these cross-border linkages highlighted the importance for authorities of working together in responding to the crisis.
This book examines the transnational response that relied heavily on a set of relatively informal transnational regulatory groupings that had been constructed over previous decades. During the crisis these arrangements were made stronger and more inclusive, but they remain very complex. Thousands of pages of new rules have been created by various transnational bodies, and the implementation of these rules relies heavily on domestic law and regulation and private rules and practices. This book analyses this complex response, showing that its overly technical and incremental character, the persistence of tensions between transnational processes and state-centred politics, and the ongoing power of private actors, have made the regulatory response fall short of what is needed.
Transnational Financial Regulation after the Crisis provides new insights that are relevant for theory and practice, not only for transnational financial regulation, but for global governance more generally.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction and overview 1. Transnational regulatory reform after the crisis: Successful Experimentalism or Fragmented Failure? Tony Porter Part II: Key areas of reform 2. The Managers of Information: International Organizations, Data, and Financial Stability Liam Clegg 3. New and alternative ways of regulating and shaping banks Eric Helleiner 4. Derivatives regulation Lena Rethel and Timothy J. Sinclair 5. The Politics of Constructing Macroprudential Regulatory Regimes Andrew Baker Part III: Regional and multilevel variation 6. The US Dodd-Frank Act and international financial regulation Kathryn C. Lavelle 7. The European Union Heather McKeen-Edwards 8. The Law and Politics of the European Regulation of Credit Rating Agencies Christopher Brummer 9. Regulating the Securitization of Consumer Finance in the global South Susanne Soederberg Part IV: Conclusion 10. Complexity and Change in Transnational Financial Regulation: Theoretical and Practical Lessons Tony Porter
Tony Porter is Professor of Political Science at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. His most recent book is Transnational Financial Associations and the Governance of Global Finance: Assembling Power and Wealth (Routledge, 2013), co-authored with Heather McKeen-Edwards. His research has focused on institutional changes in transnational governance, with particular emphasis on global finance, and on the role in transnational governance of private standards and technical systems.