New book: ‘The Venture Capital State’

The Venture Capital State: The Silicon Valley Model in East Asia. Robyn Klingler-Vidra, Cornell University Press 2018. Silicon Valley has become shorthand for a globally acclaimed way to unleash the creative potential of venture capital, supporting innovation and creating jobs. In The Venture Capital State, Robyn Klingler-Vidra traces how and why …

FSN on Twitter

  We are pleased to announce that FSN is now on Twitter, @FinSocNet. Follow us to stay up-to-date and help us extend our reach! To share announcements via our network, just send your materials to us at the following address: info-at-financeandsocietynetwork-dot-org

New book: ‘Securing Finance, Mobilizing Risk’

Securing Finance, Mobilizing Risk: Money Cultures at the Bank of England. John Hogan Morris, Routledge/RIPE Studies in Global Political Economy 2018. Drawing on the history of modern finance, as well as the sociology of money and risk, this book examines how cultural understandings of finance have contributed to the increased …

New book: ‘Bitcoin and Beyond’

Bitcoin and Beyond: Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, and Global Governance. Edited by Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn, Routledge 2018. Since the launch of Bitcoin in 2009 several hundred different ‘cryptocurrencies’ have been developed and become accepted for a wide variety of transactions in leading online commercial marketplaces and the ‘sharing economy’, as well as by …

Launching FSN

We are very proud to launch the Finance and Society Network (FSN), an interdisciplinary research network dedicated to fostering new perspectives on the social implications of contemporary finance. Please have a browse through the website, which should give you a clear idea of who we are, what our objectives are, and …