Metropolis, Money and Markets: Brazilian Urban Financialization in Times of Re-emerging Global Finance

1st Edition

Jeroen Klink

Routledge
March 10, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 248 Pages - 26 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367180782 - CAT# K416201
Series: Global Urban Studies

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Summary

This book explores how urban spaces are not only remade by and through finance, finance is also remade by and through cities. It investigates how nonfinancial actors, such as public bureaucrats, urban planners, and the media are actively involved in the social constitution of what finance is. It moves beyond Anglo Saxon settings to explore the making of urban financialization in the Global South, exploring how this process has unfolded in Brazil. Since the mid-1980s the country has been marked by complex and contradictory processes of neoliberalization, decentralization, re-democratization and institutional-legal strengthening of frameworks for urban and regional planning.

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