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Agency, power, and state-firm relations in global financial networks

Lai, Karen P.Y. (2018) 'Agency, power, and state-firm relations in global financial networks.', Dialogues in human geography., 8 (3). pp. 285-288.


In response to Töpfer’s incisive critique of how current work on global production networks and global financial networks (GFNs) have been too firm-centric and reliant on neoliberal market framings, this commentary highlights three key points for developing a deeper conceptualization of the state in financial processes and networks. The first addresses the role of the state and inter-firm relations, the second deals with conceptualizations of power and agency, and the third is a call to go boldly beyond authoritarian capitalist regimes in moving toward a state-led conceptualization of GFNs.

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Publisher statement:Karen PY Lai, Agency, power, and state-firm relations in global financial networks, Dialogues in Human Geography (8:3) pp. 285-288. Copyright © 2018 (The Author). DOI: 10.1177/2043820618797463.
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Date deposited:10 September 2021
Date of first online publication:08 November 2018
Date first made open access:10 September 2021

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