Regulating Global Corporate Capitalism

Author: Sol Picciotto
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139502913
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This analysis of how multi-level networked governance has superseded the liberal system of interdependent states focuses on the role of law in mediating power and shows how lawyers have shaped the main features of capitalism, especially the transnational corporation. It covers the main institutions regulating the world economy, including the World Bank, the IMF, the WTO and a myriad of other bodies, and introduces the reader to key regulatory arenas: corporate governance, competition policy, investment protection, anti-corruption rules, corporate codes and corporate liability, international taxation, avoidance and evasion and the campaign to combat them, the offshore finance system, international financial regulation and its contribution to the financial crisis, trade rules and their interaction with standards especially for food safety and environmental protection, the regulation of key services (telecommunications and finance), intellectual property and the tensions between exclusive private rights and emergent forms of common and collective property in knowledge.

Global Corporations in Global Governance

Author: Christopher May
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134744331
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This book offers a concise and accessible overview and analysis of the place of large multinational and regional corporations in the political economy of global governance.May argues that not only do corporations have an impact on the institutions of global governance, but they must be understood as a multifaceted institution of global governance in their own right, controlling and shaping significant aspects of the global political economy. Topics include: What are global corporations? Corporations and global governance The legal personality of the corporation Corporations and power Corporations and tax The future role of corporations in a post crisis global system Highlighting the central role of corporations in the generation and reproduction of norms in global governance, this work shows that corporations’ practices and relations are themselves both subjects, and sources of, global governance. It offers an enhanced understanding of the complex of issues that pattern the corporate global governance in the contemporary political economy and will be of interest to students in areas including IPE, global governance and international organizations.

The Foundations and Future of Financial Regulation

Author: Mads Andenas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113504337X
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Financial regulation has entered into a new era, as many foundational economic theories and policies supporting the existing infrastructure have been and are being questioned following the financial crisis. Goodhart et al’s seminal monograph "Financial Regulation: Why, How and Where Now?" (Routledge:1998) took stock of the extent of financial innovation and the maturity of the financial services industry at that time, and mapped out a new regulatory roadmap. This book offers a timely exploration of the "Why, How and Where Now" of financial regulation in the aftermath of the crisis in order to map out the future trajectory of financial regulation in an age where financial stability is being emphasised as a key regulatory objective. The book is split into four sections: the objectives and regulatory landscape of financial regulation; the regulatory regime for investor protection; the regulatory regime for financial institutional safety and soundness; and macro-prudential regulation. The discussion ranges from theoretical and policy perspectives to comprehensive and critical consideration of financial regulation in the specifics. The focus of the book is on the substantive regulation of the UK and the EU, as critical examination is made of the unravelling and the future of financial regulation with comparative insights offered where relevant especially from the US. Running throughout the book is consideration of the relationship between financial regulation, financial stability and the responsibility of various actors in governance. This book offers an important contribution to continuing reflections on the role of financial regulation, market discipline and corporate responsibility in the financial sector, and upon the roles of regulatory authorities, markets and firms in ensuring the financial health and security of all in the future.

Private Equity Corporate Governance and the Dynamics of Capital Market Regulation

Author: Justin O'Brien
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 1908979135
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Global capital markets are in a state of flux. Castigated in the past as “Barbarians at the Gate”, private equity providers are once again proclaiming the end of the public corporation. This important book addresses the implications of private equity for the governance of corporations, the capital markets in which they operate and the professionals who provide corporate advisory services. The book evaluates and ranks the precise nature of the risk posed by private equity by situating it within an overarching analysis of the dynamics of financial capitalism. Key issues addressed include: the management of conflicts of interest, fiduciary duties, the role of enforcement, the efficacy of adopting a rules- or principles-based system of regulation, the form and function of compliance, and a detailed examination of how to embed accountability into an integrity system for the financial markets. The book therefore has enormous benefit for industry, regulatory and academic communities alike. Contents:Introduction: The Dynamics of Capital Market Governance (J O'Brien)The Conceptual Underpinnings of Australian Securities Regulation (M Rodgers)Evolving ‘Rules of the Game’ in Corporate Governance Reform (J Hill)Overlapping Fields and Constructed Legalities: The Endogeneity of Law (L B Edelman)The Significance of Relative Autonomy in How Regulation of the Financial Services Sector Evolves (G Gilligan)ASIC v Citigroup: Investment Banks, Conflicts of Interest, and Chinese Walls (P F Hanrahan)Enforcement of Capital Markets Regulation: The United Kingdom and Its International Markets (I MacNeil)Why Auditors Don't Find Fraud (N M Hodson)Compliance, Ethics and Responsibility: Emergent Governance Strategies in the US and UK (D McBarnet)Professional Norms (D Cocking)Sarbanes-Oxley and the Search for Accountable Corporate Governance (M J Dubnick)Charting an Icarian Flightpath: The Implications of the Qantas Deal Collapse (J O'Brien)Institutions, Integrity Systems and Market Actors (S Miller) Readership: Postgraduate law and business students; also suitable for general informed market (e.g. investment bankers, compliance professionals, providers of corporate advisory services including lawyers, tax advisors and auditors). Keywords:Private Equity;Conflicts of Interest;Financial Regulation;Enforcement;Investment Banks;Fiduciary DutiesKey Features:Presents an integrated series of recommendations on how compliance (and wider regulatory) frameworks should be recalibrated in order to take into account the unique challenges posed by both private equity and demands to reduce regulatory burden to stem its growthBased on empirical research in three major capital market jurisdictionsContributors include some of the most influential corporate and securities lawyers, ethicists, regulatory specialists, socio-legal scholars, practitioners and policymakers

International Organization and Global Governance

Author: Thomas G. Weiss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131530189X
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Completely revised and updated for the second edition, this textbook continues to offer the most comprehensive resource available for all interested in international organization and global governance. The book offers: In-depth and accessible coverage of the history and theories of international organization and global governance. Discussions of the full range of state, intergovernmental, and non-state actors. Examinations of key issues in all aspects of contemporary world politics. New additions to this edition include: New and revised chapters on theories of international organization and global governance. New substantive chapters on global corporations, China, financial markets, terrorist organizations, governing global energy, and the Internet. Updated contributions to reflect the changing nature of world politics. The book comprises fifty-four chapters arranged in seven parts and woven together by a comprehensive introduction to the field, along with separate introductions to each part to guide students and faculty, and helpful pointers to further reading. International Organization and Global Governance is a self-contained resource enabling readers to comprehend more fully the role of myriad actors in the governance of global life as well as to assemble the many pieces of the contemporary global governance puzzle.

Governance of Global Financial Markets

Author: Emilios Avgouleas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521762669
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Analyses governance structures for international finance, evaluates current regulatory reforms and proposes a new governance system for global financial markets.

Regulating Corporate Governance in the EU

Author: L. Horn
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230356400
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In the context of the financial and economic crisis, corporate governance and regulatory supervision failures, Laura Horn investigates one of the defining questions in social power relations in contemporary capitalism: who controls the modern corporation, and why.

Comparative Political Economy

Author: Ben Clift
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137406003
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This new textbook provides an authoritative analysis of Comparative Political Economy and how it can help us to understand the global capitalist marketplace in the 21st century in all its variant forms. The author provides broad-ranging empirical examples throughout and relates classical concerns to current international affairs.

The Regulatory Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis

Author: Eilís Ferran
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139851780
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The EU and the US responded to the global financial crisis by changing the rules for the functioning of financial services and markets and by establishing new oversight bodies. With the US Dodd–Frank Act and numerous EU regulations and directives now in place, this book provides a timely and thoughtful explanation of the key elements of the new regimes in both regions, of the political processes which shaped their content and of their practical impact. Insights from areas such as economics, political science and financial history elucidate the significance of the reforms. Australia's resilience during the financial crisis, which contrasted sharply with the severe problems that were experienced in the EU and the US, is also examined. The comparison between the performances of these major economies in a period of such extreme stress tells us much about the complex regulatory and economic ecosystems of which financial markets are a part.

Corporate Governance and the Global Financial Crisis

Author: William Sun
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139497235
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Over the last two decades there has been a notable increase in the number of corporate governance codes and principles, as well as a range of improvements in structures and mechanisms. Despite this, corporate governance failed to prevent a widespread default of fiduciary duties of corporate boards and managerial responsibilities in the finance industry, which contributed to the 2007–10 global financial crisis. This book brings together leading scholars from North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East to provide fresh and critical analytical insights on the systemic failures of corporate governance linked to the global financial crisis. Contributors draw from a range of disciplines to demonstrate the severe limitations of the dominant corporate governance framework and its associated market-oriented approach. They provide suggestions on how the governance problems could be tackled to prevent or mitigate any future financial crisis and explore new directions for post-crisis corporate governance research and reforms.