CFP: Special issue on ‘Financialisation’

Special issue on ‘Financialisation’.
To be published in the Review of Evolutionary Political Economy.

A new political economy journal, REPE, has put out a call for a special issue on the topic of financialisation. The special issue will be edited by Anastasia Nesvetailova, Stefano Sgambati, and Engelbert Stockhammer, and aims to take stock of existing research as well as explore the frontiers and limitations of financialisation.

The editors are inviting papers that address the following questions in particular:

  • To what extent is financialisation indeed the driving force of social and economic change, rather than, say, the rise of new technologies, services, new types of wealth and the ‘gig’ economy?
  • To what extent is it meaningful to counterpose the financial and the real sectors of the economy?
  • Even if financialisation is most recently associated with the wave of globalisation of the 1990s onwards, have there been earlier phases of financialisaton, paralleling broader historical transformations of the world economy?
  • How has the nature of financialisation changed in the wake of 2007-09 crisis and the global pandemic crisis? Should we expect genuine de-financialisation or more of it?
  • How should progressive political strategies respond to financialisation?

Those interested should provide a title and abstract by 1 October 2020. The deadline for full paper submission is 11 December 2020.

More info on the journal is available from the REPE website. Further information on the special issue and guidelines on the submission process are provided in the call for papers.