The Political Economy of International Capital Mobility

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Palgrave Macmillan, Aug 15, 2007 - Political Science - 256 pages
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International capital mobility is a fundamental aspect of the political economy of globalization, and this study develops a new framework for understanding this crucial phenomenon. Matthew Watson draws a distinction between the spatial and the functional mobility of capital, allowing fresh insights into existing work on the subject whilst repoliticizing the very idea of capital being 'in motion'. The dynamics of capital mobility and the patterns of risk exposure are illustrated through four cases: the Asian financial crisis; the Tobin tax; the Enron affair; and the proposed consolidation of the European stock market.

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The Intellectual Conditions for Recent Increases
The Historical Conditions for Recent Increases
Capital Mobility Exchange Rate Instability

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MATTHEW WATSON is Associate Professor (Reader) in Political Economy at the University of Warwick.

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