Distinctions, Affiliations, and Professional Knowledge in Financial Reform Commissions

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    Who determines what ideas matter in reform debates? This article examines reform proposals from the expert groups that emerged during the recent international financial crisis. To do so it follows fractal distinctions - distinctions that replicate themselves in subsequent iterations – among the reports. Fractal distinctions, such as between ‘behavior’ or ‘system’ as a reform focus, allow us to locate the object of regulation within expert groups, experts’ professional context, and the politics behind the commissioning of work. Analyzing fractal distinctions provides a useful way to understand the different stresses in reports with and without clear mandates, and the role of important members of the policy community in promoting particular reform ideas. The article finds that differences in ideas emerging from the financial reform expert groups reflect nested power relationships in the commissioning of work, constituent audiences, and reform priorities among governing institutions, rather than distinct ‘European’ and ‘American’ ideas.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2013
    Number of pages24
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventThe EU in Global Finance - University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 14 Feb 201315 Feb 2013

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    WorkshopThe EU in Global Finance
    LocationUniversity of Amsterdam
    CountryNetherlands
    CityAmsterdam
    Period14/02/201315/02/2013

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    Seabrooke, L., & Tsingou, E. (2013). Distinctions, Affiliations, and Professional Knowledge in Financial Reform Commissions. Paper presented at The EU in Global Finance, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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