New book published in SPERI book series

Colin Hay and Tony Payne, as joint editors of the SPERI book series with Palgrave Macmillan ‘Building a Sustainable Political Economy: SPERI Research and Policy‘, are delighted to announce the publication of a new book in the series.

The book is authored by Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn and is entitled Professional Authority after the Global Financial Crisis: Defending Mammon in Anglo-America.

Malcolm is a Research Fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, Canada. His research combines a general focus on language and ideas in the global political economy with a specific interest in the roles of non-state actors, technologies and technical artefacts in contemporary global governance.

His new SPERI book challenges amoral views of finance as the leading realm in which mannon – wealth and profit – is pursued with little overt regard for morality. He details an enhanced ethical emphasis by leading Anglo-American professionals in the aftermath of the 2007-8 global financial crisis, but recognises that continuities in liberal values and ideas limited the impact of this enhanced ethical emphasis in fully restoring professional authority and reforming fundamentally Anglo-American finance.

The book can be ordered on the Palgrave website here.