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Collateral Knowledge: Legal Reasoning in the Global Financial Markets

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Who are the agents of financial regulation? Is good (or bad) financial governance merely the work of legislators and regulators? Here Annelise Riles argues that financial governance is made not just through top-down laws and policies but also through the daily use of mundane legal techniques such as collateral by a variety of secondary agents, from legal technicians and retail investors to financiers and academics and even computerized trading programs. Drawing upon her ten years of ethnographic fieldwork in the ...

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Collateral Knowledge: Legal Reasoning in the Global Financial Markets
2011, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226719337

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