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Manuela Moschella

This chapter investigates the reforms of some important and distinctive sectors of the Italian financial system: the banche popolari and the fondazioni bancarie. These reforms are particularly relevant in the list of events that have marked the year 2015 because they are inextricably intertwined with revisions in the EU supervisory and regulatory architecture and because they are an integral part of the broader government plan to revive economic growth after the fiscal crisis. In particular, the chapter analyzes the long- and short-term factors that set the stage for the reforms to take place. These include transformations in the large cooperative banks and the inaction of key parts of the domestic financial sector with regard to legislative and structural changes; competitive pressures deriving from the buildup of European financial integration; and the backing of domestic and international regulators such as the Bank of Italy, the IMF, and the EU Commission, among others.

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“Your debts are our problem”

The politicization of debt in Azerbaijan

Tristam Barrett

the country's post-Soviet emergence as a petrostate and the rapid development of its national banking system to manage an enormous influx of petrodollars. The banking sector was the key mechanism through which petrodollars were absorbed into the

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“Where Is the New Constitution?”

Public Protest and Community-Building in Post–Economic Collapse Iceland

Timothy Heffernan

government scandal. In the decade following the collapse of Iceland's commercial banking sector in October 2008, feelings of distrust toward politicians continue to be rehearsed through the organization of large anti-government demonstrations. In the winter

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Hadas Weiss

, yet the banking sector was bailed out against the backdrop of grave warnings that its collapse would wipe out the savings of millions more. Financialization represents the most generalized form of capitalism: the conflation of its own reproduction with

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Eli Thorkelson, Guy Redden, Christopher Newfield, Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich, and Marie-Pierre Moreau

private banking sector is actually less efficient than the public sector at providing student loans, but it has manipulated the national regulatory framework to capture this lucrative lending market, while undermining the public Direct Loan Program (p. 201

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Land, Nation and Tourist

Moral Reckoning in Post-GFC Iceland

Mary Hawkins and Helena Onnudottir

privatisation of the banking sector, primarily into the hands of the Independence and Centre Parties and their supporters; the removal of boundaries between investment- and government-backed commercial banking, and the institution of a self-regulation regime

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Four Dimensions of Societal Transformation

An Introduction to the Problematique of Ukraine

Zuzana Novakova

initiatives, particularly on those fields that contributed the most substantially to the budget deficit—that is, public procurement, the energy sector, and the banking sector. Banking support accounted for a large proportion of the budget deficit, largely

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Christian Schweiger

-German public presentation. 5 The United Kingdom faced similar problems because the financial crisis had pushed it into an almost existential crisis of its banking sector. For the British Labour government led by Gordon Brown, the recapitalization of major uk

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Repaying the Debts of the Dead

Kinship, Microfinance, and Mortuary Practice on the Paraguayan Frontier

Caroline E. Schuster

participants about the perennial ‘problem’ of bicycling debt was attended by a broad cross-section of financial professionals working in Paraguay’s banking sector. Standing before the generic charts and graphs that populated his PowerPoint presentation, Gustavo

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A gendered ethnography of elites

Women, inequality, and social reproduction

Luna Glucksberg

— working in the banking sector. She had hired Lauren to go to her house in South Kensington to practice yoga with her every morning before work. This was connected to the recent breakdown of a personal relationship that the client was trying to come to