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Termin: 09.12.2015 Uhrzeit: 18:00 - 19:30

Islamic Finance and World Cities. Towards a Relational Urban Political Economy of Islamic Finance

Reihe: Perspektiven der Moderne


Prof. Dr. David Bassens (Assistant Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Geography Department)



In this talk I aim to embed thinking about Islamic financial institutions in wider debates about how financial capital is realized in a global relational space. A central insight from historical-geographical materialism is that finance capital accumulation requires the incessant social construction of material circuits of value. Such a perspective hence marries the discursive construction of “emerging markets” to the materialities and spatialities of the circuits in which value is created. Reviewing a number of analyses of firm-, product-, and actor-centred geographies of global Islamic finance, the talk challenges the singular identification of Islamic finance as a localized outcome of shifting societal trends in Muslim-majority countries. Instead, I argue that Islamic finance is an emblematic case of how global finance, operated from world cities in and beyond the Muslim World, produces, operates, and gains from fee-based activities that allow accumulation of the Islamic kind. Such a relational view on Islamic finance, it will be argued, brings into focus a structural, yet not uncontested, continuity in power asymmetries between the Global North and South.

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Öffentliche Veranstaltung: Ja
Ort: Bonner Universitätsforum
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