chapter  4
Globalization, finance and the ‘crisis’: a critical assessment
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This chapter signals a move away from broadly geopolitical matters concerning globalization to concentrate upon more specific socioeconomic issues associated with international financial and economic relationships, particularly in a post-crisis world. But this and the following three chapters do not offer yet another full account of the ‘financial crisis and its aftermath’. Rather they approach this through an examination of whether such a crisis should, in the first instance, be viewed as a ‘global’ one, and then to assess the political response to this in terms of reform of (in particular) the financial system, governance initiatives, economic policy consequences, etc.