Publisher: American Academic Press

ISBN: 1631819917

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 140

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Evidences pile up to prove that financial markets are sometimes irrational, and contingently much influenced by public speeches like the ones delivered by central bankers and politicians. Since ideologies and discourses matter in the financial sector, and have very tangible impacts on investors’ decisions worldwide, this book argues that we urgently need a new sociology of finance, one equipped with a critical commitment and an innovative, standardized method for argumentation analysis. Accordingly, the new approach is firstly described theoretically and methodologically, in an open, constructive dialogue with potential complementary approaches like cultural political economy and critical discourse analysis. Then, the outcomes of some empirical analyses are displayed and discussed: from the battles of opposite financial ideologies in the decade 2008-2018, through the analysis of “dovish” speeches in monetary policy, to a case-study focused on Bitcoin’s complex ideology. In this way, Towards A Critical Sociology of Finance promises to equip the reader (and eventually the financial investor) with some critical skills to recognize and doubt financial ideologies and to become sensible to distracting argumentative strategies like buck passing and scapegoats building, as well as to other variously fallacious arguments.

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

Author: NA NA

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349588024

Category: Law

Page: 7300

View: 7239


The award-winning The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition is now available as a dynamic online resource. Consisting of over 1,900 articles written by leading figures in the field including Nobel prize winners, this is the definitive scholarly reference work for a new generation of economists. Regularly updated! This product is a subscription based product.

Uncertain Futures

Imaginaries, Narratives, and Calculation in the Economy

Author: Jens Beckert,Richard Bronk

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192552759

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 2378


Uncertain Futures considers how economic actors visualize the future and decide how to act in conditions of radical uncertainty. It starts from the premise that dynamic capitalist economies are characterized by relentless innovation and novelty and hence exhibit an indeterminacy that cannot be reduced to measurable risk. The organizing question then becomes how economic actors form expectations and make decisions despite the uncertainty they face. This edited volume lays the foundations for a new model of economic reasoning by showing how, in conditions of uncertainty, economic actors combine calculation with imaginaries and narratives to form fictional expectations that coordinate action and provide the confidence to act. It draws on groundbreaking research in economic sociology, economics, anthropology, and psychology to present theoretically grounded empirical case studies. These demonstrate how grand narratives, central bank forward guidance, economic forecasts, finance models, business plans, visions of technological futures, and new era stories influence behaviour and become instruments of power in markets and societies. The market impact of shared calculative devices, social narratives, and contingent imaginaries underlines the rationale for a new form of narrative economics.

Solitary Witch

The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation

Author: Silver RavenWolf

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738717622

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 608

View: 3389


The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation This book has everything a teen Witch could want and need between two covers: a magickal cookbook, encyclopedia, dictionary, and grimoire. It relates specifically to today's young adults and their concerns, yet is grounded in the magickal work of centuries past. Information is arranged alphabetically and divided into five distinct categories: (1) Shadows of Religion and Mystery, (2) Shadows of Objects, (3) Shadows of Expertise and Proficiency, (4) Shadows of Magick and Enchantment, and (5) Shadows of Daily Life. It is organized so readers can skip over the parts they already know, or read each section in alphabetical order. Features By the author of the best-selling Teen Witch and mother of four teen Witches A jam-packed learning and resource guide for serious young Witches All categories are discussed in modern terms and their associated historical roots Includes endnotes and footnotes that cite sources or add clarification A training companion to Teen Witch and To Ride a Silver Broomstick

Refounding Corporate Governance

The Metaphysics of Corporate Leadership

Author: Alexander Kouzmin

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 1608052478

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 2621


Re-founding Corporate Governance: the Metaphysics of Corporate Leadership is a deconstructive tour-de-force and leads the reader to an understanding of the further evolution of corporate governance in considered ways and brings them together in a coherent and understandable way. This book looks at the role of the individual in the organization and allows readers to reflect on their own role and interaction within their organization. It focuses particularly on leaders, managers and corporate board members and on how power and leadership in the corporation are operating now. the volume also looks comparatively at the governance dynamics of other organizations, such as the Catholic Church and Universities. The book provides an in-depth look at the way society's organizations operate in the most important spheres of society and, in so doing, presents a comprehensive understanding of governance. the book should prove to be very useful for scholars and professionals interested in management theory and organizational leadership studies.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 7766


CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Yearbook of International Organizations

Organization descriptions and cross-references. 2002/2003. Vol. 1 in parts A & B (39 ed.)

Author: Union des associations internationales,Union of international associations

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783598244995


Page: N.A

View: 1881