NEP_150‘Towards a new political economy of the crisis’

Special issue of New Political Economy, Volume 20 No. 3, June 2015

Co-edited by Colin Hay, Co-Director of SPERI, and Jeremy Green, former Research Associate of SPERI and now Lecturer in Politics at the University of Bristol.

The issue emanates from the first SPERI Annual Conference held in July 2012. Several papers originally delivered at that conference were chosen to constitute the special issue. They have all been substantially developed since then and now constitute a compelling analysis of the crisis, focused, as Hay and Green argue in their introduction, on ‘getting what went wrong right’.
The other authors published in the special issue are: Andrew Baker; Ronen Palan; Johnna Montgomerie & Mirjam Büdenbender; Erik Bengtsson & Magnus Ryner; Anastasia Nesvetailova; and Stephen Bell & Andrew Hindmoor.

CUP_G&O_150The Power of Finance: Before and After the Great Financial Crash

Special issue of the journal Government & Opposition, Volume 49 No. 3, July 2014

Edited by Professor Michael Moran of the University of Manchester and Professor Tony Payne of SPERI.

This collection of papers emerged out of a workshop jointly organised by SPERI and the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) of the University of Manchester held in Sheffield in May 2013. It opens with an introduction by Moran and Payne entitled ‘Neglecting, Rediscovering and Thinking Again about Power in Finance’.
The other papers included are as follows:

‘The Ideational Shaping of State Power and Capacity: Winning Battles but Losing the War over Bank Reform in the US and UK’ by Stephen Bell & Andrew Hindmoor

‘Political Economy and Political Power: The American State and Finance in the Neoliberal Era’ by Leo Panitch & Sam Gindin

‘Power, Politics and the City of London after the Great Financial Crisis’ by Sukhdev Johal, Michael Moran and Karel Williams

‘Bank Rescue Schemes in Continental Europe: The Power of Collective Inaction’ by Cornelia Woll

‘State-driven in Boom and Bust: Structural Limitations of Financial Power in Greece’ by George Pagoulatos

‘Varieties of Power in Latin American Pension Finance: Pension Fund Capitalism, Developmentalism and Statism’ by Giselle Datz

‘Coalitional Dynamics, Power Structure and Financial Markets in East Asia’ by Xiaoke Zhang

‘Innovations, Fragility and Complexity: Understanding the Power of Finance’ by Anastasia Nesvetailova

Each paper can be accessed and downloaded from the Cambridge University Press website: