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Reshaping Markets
Economic Governance, the Global Financial Crisis and Liberal Utopia

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Peer Zumbansen, David Campbell, James Varellas, Iannis Michos, Alessandro Somma, Moritz Renner, Andreas Leidinger, Andreas Engert, Tobias Tröger, John M. Conley, Cynthia A. Williams, Larry Catá Backer, Bertram Lomfeld, Sonja Haberl, Daniela Caruso, Maria Rosaria Ferrarese
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  • Date Published: April 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107095908

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  • Set against the origins and consequences of the global financial crisis, this timely book offers an enriching and revealing narrative of the role that the state plays in regulating markets. Focusing on core areas of private law such as corporate, labour and banking law, the contributors offer a conceptual framework in which to examine the central tenets of the role of private law in today's global economy. In the current climate of ever increasing economic inequality and austerity measures, the authors highlight the urgent need for a comprehensive analysis of the continuing tension between ideas of market liberalism and theories of society. With a focus on both the domestic and transnational dimensions of market governance, the authors offer a crucial insight into the co-existence and interaction between state and market-based economic governance.

    • Uses an interdisciplinary approach to provide a range of theoretical perspectives on economic governance after the financial crisis
    • Situates different areas of private law in a global context, contextualising the global financial crisis for a wide range of disciplines
    • Offers an alternative vision of the relationship between markets and economic governance
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    • Date Published: April 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107095908
    • length: 388 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 8 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: reshaping markets and the question of agency Peer Zumbansen
    Part I. Crisis and Normality in Transnational Market Regulation:
    1. The central problem of Marx's economics and the nature of market regulation David Campbell
    2. Contract law, securitization and the pre-crisis transformation of banking James Varellas
    3. 'Inside' and 'outside' the firm: corporate law and contract governance as regulatory theories Peer Zumbansen
    Part II. Austerity Woes: Trials and Tribulations of Debt:
    4. The Greek crisis: a critical narrative Iannis Michos
    5. The biopolitics of debt-economy: market order, ascetic and hedonistic morality Alessandro Somma
    6. Credit contracts and the political economy of debt Moritz Renner and Andreas Leidinger
    Part III. Reforming Finance: Systematic Risk and Accountability:
    7. Why manager liability fails at controlling systemic risk Andreas Engert
    8. How special are they? Targeting systemic risk by regulating shadow banking Tobias Tröger
    9. Fixing finance 2.0 John M. Conley and Cynthia A. Williams
    10. Regulating financial markets: what we might learn from sovereign wealth funds Larry Catá Backer
    Part IV. Transforming Contract:
    11. Sustainable contracting: how standard terms could govern markets Bertram Lomfeld
    12. Anti-discrimination law and social policy-making Sonja Haberl
    13. European or American style? Cultures of contract regulation Daniela Caruso
    Part V. Conceptual Utopia: The Market After the Market:
    14. The truth of the market Maria Rosaria Ferrarese
    Epilogue: the power of law to reshape markets Bertram Lomfeld.

  • Editors

    Bertram Lomfeld, Freie Universität Berlin
    Bertram Lomfeld is Professor of Private Law and Legal Philosophy at the Free University Berlin.

    Alessandro Somma, University of Ferrar
    Alessandro Somma is Professor of Comparative Law at the University of Ferrara, Italy.

    Peer Zumbansen, King's College London
    Peer Zumbansen is the inaugural Professor of Transnational Law at the The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London, where he directs the Transnational Law Institute.


    Peer Zumbansen, David Campbell, James Varellas, Iannis Michos, Alessandro Somma, Moritz Renner, Andreas Leidinger, Andreas Engert, Tobias Tröger, John M. Conley, Cynthia A. Williams, Larry Catá Backer, Bertram Lomfeld, Sonja Haberl, Daniela Caruso, Maria Rosaria Ferrarese

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