Document Type


Publication Date

Summer 2018

Publication Citation

25 Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 583 (2018)


The article examines some of the key features of high finance (henceforth, simply finance) from the angle of the mix of capabilities that constitute the sector. It has a radically different organizing logic from that of, for instance, the typical mass consumer-oriented corporation. The article posits that finance has de-bordered the narrowly defined notion of finance as simply "financial firms and markets." It emphasizes its capacity to financialize a growing range of material and non-material elements. This has also meant that the sector by now encompasses a very broad range of financial and nonfinancial institutions, different types of jurisdictions, a growing set of technical infrastructures, and public and private domains. It is precisely this larger assemblage of complex components that has enabled finance to shake up much of the established order.

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