Book review: Ilene Grabel, When Things Don't Fall Apart: Global Financial Governance and Developmental Finance in an Age of Productive Incoherence (MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA 2018) 400 pp.
  • 1 Université Grenoble Alpes, France

A plethora of books has seen the light of day since the economic crisis and ‘Great Recession’ of 2008. These works typically aspire to draw insights from that transformative event and rethink the ways in which the most negative consequences brought about by crises of this sort could be overcome in the future. Regrettably, it is not unusual for such intellectual attempts to fail, with authors either bent on focusing their attention on a minute aspect of the problem, or fettered by the conventional wisdom of social sciences, something that is particularly true of mainstream economics. In both cases, readers

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