Economics

Financial Derivatives and the Globalization of Risk

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Duke University Press, Durham, NC (2004)

Keywords:

Circulation; Derivatives; Financial market

Notes:

This book is a primer on financial globalization, specifically the emergence and operation of a particular set of complicated financial instruments that the authors see as signaling a far-reaching transformation of the domain conventionally referred to as “the economy:” derivatives. While derivatives have sometimes entered into public consciousness due to scandal, crises, and crime, the authors use derivatives as a window into the new everyday operations of global capital and the new normalcy of “systemic risk”—the risk that the entire international financial and banking architecture may implode.

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Plantation Agriculture's Discontents

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"World Banker and His Cash Return Home"
New York Times
By Jason DeParle
Published: March 17, 2008

“I understand the costs of migration,” he said. “There is a cost to not migrating, too.”

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Globalization and the Trade Union Response

"Globalization and the Trade Union Response"

by
RAVI R. GHADGE
Research Scholar
Centre for the Study of Social Systems
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

The aim of this paper was to describe the present phenomenon of globalization in terms of globalization of capital and the dynamics of the industrial production. We also looked at the various challenges globalization has thrown to the trade unions in developing countries and lastly we have tried to look at the case of India to briefly highlight the process of globalization and its effects especially on labour.

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