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Introduction: Neglecting, Rediscovering and Thinking Again about Power in Finance

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The articles in this special issue survey comparatively the shape of power and finance. The introduction sketches the history of the study of the political role of financial markets and examines the reasons for the comparative neglect of the subject by the discipline of political science.

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Michael Moran is Emeritus Professor of Government at the University of Manchester Business School. Contact email: michael.moran@manchester.ac.uk. Anthony Payne is Co-director of the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) at the University of Sheffield. Contact email: a.j.payne@sheffield.ac.uk.

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