Finance across borders

Credit: Annie Spratt (@anniespratt)

Finance crosses, imposes and redraws cultural and political borders; it facilitates or necessitates cross-border interactions and intercultural conversations. Talk of a ‘global’ financial system may obscure the complex ways in which many different cultures of money and finance interact – both across and within geographical borders. Financial innovation may be small-scale and locally and culturally specific; how does it interact with ‘global’ cultures of finance? How do intercultural dynamics generate new perspectives on money and finance? Finance crosses other borders too, between the material and the virtual, between the world of cultures and the world of natures. How does the global flow of finance affect notions of national identity and territory, and concepts of the nation state, and what implications does this have for policy and controls relating to finance?