Geofinance between Political and Financial Geographies

A Focus on the Semi-Periphery of the Global Financial System

Edited by Silvia Grandi, Department of Statistical Sciences ‘Paolo Fortunati’, University of Bologna, Italy, Christian Sellar, Department of Public Policy Leadership, University of Mississippi, US and Juvaria Jafri, Department of International Politics, City, University of London, UK

This edited collection explores the boundaries between political and financial geographies, focusing on the linkages between the changing strategies, policies and institutions of the state. It also investigates banks and other financial institutions affected by both state policies and a globalizing financial system, and the financial resources available to firms as well as households. In so doing, the book highlights how an empirical focus on the semi-periphery of the financial system may generate new perspectives on the entanglement between (geo) politics and finance.

‘In examining the boundaries between political and financial geographies, Grandi, Sellar and Jafri pose important questions about the nature and interrelations of geography, law, science, politics and finance. Their volume represents a rich tapestry that examines the evolution of international financial institutions as well as their social, political and economic ramifications across “semi-peripheral financial areas”. The emphasis on the complex web of relations between governments, firms and households across under-represented locations deepens the reader’s understanding of the intricate flows of finance as they operate across time and place, with a geopolitical focus that links power, politics and policy. This is an impressive volume that will speak to academics and practitioners with an interest in financial geography alike.’
– Janelle Knox-Hayes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US

‘The contemporary world economy is a financialized one. The editors and authors of this collection are very successful in analysing some of the significant political geographical dimensions of global and networked finance in semi-peripheries that have hitherto been mostly neglected in English-language scholarship. Founded on extensive empirical materials and laced with cogent conceptual insights, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the spatialities of finance of the contemporary geopolitical condition.’
– Sami Moisio, University of Helsinki, Finland

2019 264 pp Hardback 978 1 78990 384 3 £81.00 £90.00 $121.50 $135.00

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