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A social constructivist analysis of the 2007 banking crisis: building trust and transparency through community currencies

Breitstein, Lance and Dini, Paolo (2011) A social constructivist analysis of the 2007 banking crisis: building trust and transparency through community currencies. Journal of Banking Regulation, 13 (1). pp. 36-62. ISSN 1745-6452

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Identification Number: 10.1057/jbr.2011.16

Abstract

This article examines the 2007 banking crisis from an interdisciplinary and, in particular, social constructivist perspective to identify its structural and systemic causes. After presenting and explaining a wide meta-theoretical framework that can accommodate different understandings of socio-economic action, it argues that some of the scale-invariant properties of community currency systems could usefully be applied to global finance. On this basis, it presents a concrete proposal for strengthening the democratic dimension of the banking system as a vital nexus between the real economy, government and society.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/
Additional Information: © 2011 Palgrave Macmillan
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Collections > Economists Online
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2011 10:07
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2012 14:45
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/38639

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