CIDRAL Public Lecture: Professor Joseph Vogl: Financial Governance
|Starts:||17:00 9 Mar 2017|
|Ends:||19:00 9 Mar 2017|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
This event is part of CIDRAL's Spring 2017 programme 'Precarity'.
Joseph Vogl (Professor of Modern German Literature, Cultural, and Media Studies, Humboldt-University Berlin) will deliver a lecture entitled Financial Governance.
Modernity has given rise not merely to the sovereign state apparatus, to
international trade companies, to influential financiers, to decentralized
markets. It has also witnessed the formation of a particular type of power
that cannot be properly described in terms either of political structures
or of economic strategies. This type of power is constituted, instead, by
the interpenetration of these poles. From the integration of private
creditors into the politics of early modern states, to the creation of
central banks and public credit, all the way up to today's capitalism of
financial markets, we can trace the emergence of a type of 'economic
governance' that ultimately has immunized itself against the
democratization of political power.
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