- setting markets and financial market failure in a historical context
- bringing politics and culture back into the analysis of global finance
- drawing on the latest thinking by sociologists of economic life.
With a convincing argument for better regulation of markets, Robert Holton provides a fascinating insight into the volatile and often misunderstood world of global finance. This is a key text for undergraduate students of sociology, economics, business, and politics, as well as being an incisive, informative read for anyone with an interest in this topical issue.
About the Author
Robert J. Holton is Professor Emeritus in Sociology at Trinity College, Dublin, and Adjunct Professor of Sociology, at Flinders University of South Australia. His publications include Globalization and the Nation-State (2011), Cosmopolitanisms: New Thinking and New Directions (2009), Global Networks (2008) and Making Globalization (2005).
Table of Contents
Series editor’s preface. Preface. 1. Global Finance 2. Global Finance: What It Is and How It Operates 3. The History and Social Geography of Global Finance 4. The Social Actors in Global Finance: Market Culture and Financial Knowledge 5. Society and Finance: An Alternative Theoretical Approach 6. Global Finance and Public Policy. Glossary. Bibliography. Webliography.