Great Expectations, Slow Transformation

Great Expectations, Slow Transformation

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n the aftermath of the financial crisis, why has the reform process been incremental yet the conditions for more rapid and abrupt transformations appeared to be available? Is there anything specific about financial policy that prevents more radical reforms? Drawing from Comparative Politics and Historical Institutionalism in particular, as well as International Political Economy, this book answers these questions by examining the particular institutional frictions that characterise global financial governance and influence the activity of change agents and veto players involved in the process of global regulatory change. The chapters in this volume collectively demonstrate that the process of change in financial rule-making as well as in the institutions governing finance does not fit with the punctuated model of policy change. The book also shows, however, that incremental changes can lead to fundamental shifts in the basic principles that inform global financial governance.When, after the Lehman collapse, housing prices declined, banks went bankrupt, production suffered and jobs were in danger, public discussions began about the causes of the crisis and the regulatory measures to be taken. In thoseanbsp;...

Title:Great Expectations, Slow Transformation
Author:Manuela Moschella, Eleni Tsingou
Publisher:ECPR Press - 2014-07-01


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