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The Political Economy of International Capital Mobility


Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

About this book


Matthew Watson draws a distinction between the spatial and the functional mobility of capital, allowing fresh insights into existing work on the subject whilst repoliticizing the very idea of capital being 'in motion'. The dynamics of capital mobility and the patterns of risk exposure are illustrated through four detailed global case studies.


capital mobility Nation political economy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of WarwickUK

About the authors

MATTHEW WATSON is Associate Professor (Reader) in Political Economy at the University of Warwick, UK. He has previously published Foundations of International Political Economy with Palgrave Macmillan (2005).

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'Matthew Watson's book reaches beyond questions of international financial architecture, or critiques of homo economicus, to open up the black box of how financial markets actually work. This book is essential reading for all who wish to understand how processes of financial innovation, liberalisation, and socialisation are transforming the global financial order and introducing new forms of risk into our societies.' - Leonard Seabrooke, International Center for Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

'It is a must-read for those who are engaged in creating risk hedging strategies and anyone interested in how the modern financial system acts to propagate risks.' - Business& Finance