Special issue: Structural power of finance meets financialization

Politics & Society, vol. 50 no. 4 (2022).
Edited by Florence Dafe, Sandy Brian Hager, Natalya Naqvi, and Leon Wansleben.

With contributions from the editors, Ayca Zayim, Lena Rethel, Elsa Clara Massoc, Benjamin Braun, and Manolis Kalaitzake.


The contributions to this special issue engage with how decades of financialization have transformed the basis of structural power toward alternative functions that have gone unnoticed in the existing literature. These include household and real estate lending that fuels consumption-led growth, concentration and expansion of financial institutions as tools of geo-economic strategy, financing current account deficits that facilitate global imbalances, and wealth preservation that bolsters inequality.


(Dafe et al., 2022)