Financialization of valuation and public policies

This blog presents the events, publications and ongoing research that are inscribed into a broader research project led by Ève Chiapello, who is Research Professor (Directrice d’Études) at EHESS (Paris) and works on the transformations of capitalism.  The blog will be used to disseminate research, activities and publications made by herself and a broader network she has started to build (doctoral students, master students and colleagues).

Among other activities, Ève Chiapello is leading an international project funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (started in 2016 and is planned to last until 2021) in collaboration with the University of Hamburg.

Financialisation is defined as a specific process – that can be described and follows specific rules -, for transforming the world, objects, organisations and the problems we encounter by practices, theories and instruments that originated in the financial sector and are now being used to reassess questions that are theoretically far removed from that world (social, environmental, educational and cultural questions).
The research project revolves around three types of public policies: social policies, environmental policies and development policies.

Research gathered into this network investigates the re-organisation of the circuits for financing these public policies. The research project will develop a sociology of these circuits.

Thank to the organization of three international workshops in 2017 and 2018, in Hamburg, in cooperation with Anita Engels and Lisa Knoll, from Hamburg University, we are now preparing special issues in different academic journals (Journal of Urba Affairs, Historical Social Reserach, Journal of Cultural Economy).

Diverse research actions are publicized on the blog:
– Articles, books and contributions written by Ève Chiapello and other participants linked to the project;
– The seminar on financialisation that is organized every year at EHESS and that will be enriched in the coming years with the invitation of international researchers;
– The doctoral researches that are relevant to the project, especially those supervised by members of the network ;
– Information about the international workshops organized by the network.