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Collateral Knowledge Legal Reasoning in the Global Financial Markets

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ISBN-10: 0226719332

ISBN-13: 9780226719337

Edition: 2011

Authors: Annelise Riles

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Who are the agents of financial regulation? Is good (or bad) financial governance merely the work of legislators and regulators? Here Annelise Riles argues that financial governance is made not just through top-down laws and policies but also through the daily use of mundane legal techniques such as collateral by a variety of secondary agents, from legal technicians and retail investors to financiers and academics and even computerized trading programs. Drawing upon her ten years of ethnographic fieldwork in the Japanese derivatives market, Riles explores the uses of collateral in the financial markets as a regulatory device for stabilizing market transactions. How collateral operates,…    
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Book details

List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 7.13" wide x 8.90" long x 0.76" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Annelise Riles is the Jack G. Clarke ’52 Professor of Far Eastern Legal Studies, professor of anthropology, and director of the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture, all at Cornell University.

Introduction: Private Governance, Global Markets, and the Legal Technologies of Collateral
What Is Collateral? On Legal Technique
The Technocratic State
Unwinding Technocracy
Placeholders: Engaging the Hayekian Critique of Financial Regulation
Virtual Transparency
Conclusion: From Design to Technique in Global Financial Governance