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Civil Society and Financial Markets: What Is Not Happening and Why

Författare och institution:
Jan Aart Scholte (Institutionen för globala studier)
Publicerad i:
Citizens vs. Markets: How Civil Society Is Rethinking the Economy in a Time of Crises, s. 13-31
ISBN:
978-04-15-83016-4
Publikationstyp:
Kapitel
Förlag:
Routledge
Förlagsort:
Abingdon, UK
Publiceringsår:
2014
Språk:
engelska
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Why have commercial financial flows - as a major force in contemporary society with a number of significant problematic consequences - attracted relatively little effective public-interest response from civil society? Change-oriented nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), labour unions, faith-based organizations, and other social movements have mostly remained in the shadows vis-à-vis private financial markets. Impacts from these citizen associations have not gone beyond promoting modest rises in pubic awareness, certain limited policy shifts, and minor institutional reforms of a few public governance agencies. The reasons for these scant achievements are partly related to capacities and practices in civil society groups, relevant governance agencies, and financial firms. Also important in constraining civil society impacts to reform and transform contemporary financial markets are deeper structural circumstances such as embedded social hierarchies (among countries, classes, etc.), the pivotal role of finance capital in accumulation processes today, and the entrenchment of prevailing neoliberal policy discourses.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Statsvetenskap ->
Globaliseringsstudier
Nyckelord:
civil society, finance, globalization, governance
Postens nummer:
206139
Posten skapad:
2014-11-20 13:07
Posten ändrad:
2016-05-09 08:57

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