“Pragmatic Adaptation” and the Future of the City of London: Between Globalisation and Brexit

  • Leila Simona TalaniEmail author
Part of the Building a Sustainable Political Economy: SPERI Research & Policy book series (SPERIRP)


The economic, political and social domination of the City of London over any other British socio-economic actors has traditionally been at the core of the debate about “British exceptionalism. In particular, the enduring hegemony of the City of London in the history of British capitalism cannot be separated from its peculiar ties with the Treasury and the Bank of England, often considered at the roots of its “pragmatic adaptation”. This contribution will explore how this “pragmatic adaptation”, relying on the friendly regulatory and economic policies enacted by the British government, will help the City of London adapt to the challenges of globalisation and the changing nature of British relations with the EU.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kennedy School of Governance, Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.King’s College LondonLondonUK

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