Conclusion: From Design to Technique in Global Financial Governance

Annelise Riles

in Collateral Knowledge

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780226719320
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226719344 | DOI:
Conclusion: From Design to Technique in Global Financial Governance

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This chapter focuses on the implications of the ethnography for current debates about financial regulatory reform. It pulls forth the real-world examples presented in this book together to consider their implications for the limits of existing ways of thinking about regulation and governance, and the possibilities for imagining alternatives. This chapter shows how the techniques of private regulatory governance provide a little-noticed, less-glamorous, but ultimately highly effective and even potentially transformative alternative to most other current proposals to rebuild the “architecture” of global financial regulation. The ultimate goal is to shift the mood of crisis surrounding the regulation of the global financial system away from simple stories of good and bad apples, of villains and victims, cops and robbers, toward a more sophisticated public understanding of the techniques that make up private and public forms of governance.

Keywords: global financial governance; regulation; financial regulatory reform; ethnography; global financial regulation; private regulatory governance; global financial system

Chapter.  10284 words. 

Subjects: Financial Markets

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