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Jie Meng, Tsinghua University, People's Republic of China
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Editor: Susanne Soederberg, Queen's University

The growing centrality of risk management in pro-market governance raises important questions regarding how risks are produced, and why? Who and what is included in, and excluded from, risk management, and why? And, what is the relationship between the rise of risk management and neoliberalism?

Charting the relationship between risk, contemporary capitalism and its neoliberal modes of governance, Risking Capitalism, addresses these questions by examining - both analytically and empirically - diverse meanings and practices of risk management across a range of scales and themes, ranging from austerity to climate change to housing and debt. The authors investigate the relationship between shifts in contemporary capitalism and the ways in which neoliberal forms of risk management have emerged, been reproduced and normalized, and, transformed historically.

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Introduction - Risk Management in Global Capitalism
Susanne Soederberg, Department of Global Development Studies, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada


Revanchism, Stigma, and the Production of Ignorance: Housing Struggles in Austerity Britain Type
Tom Slater, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Neoliberalization through Housing Finance, the Displacement of Risk, and Canadian Housing Policy: Challenging Minsky's Financial Instability Hypothesis
Alan Walks and Dylan Simone, Department of Geography, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

A Multidimensional Approach to Urban Entrepreneurialism, Financialization, and Gentrification in the High-Rise Residential Market of Inner Santiago, Chile
Ernesto López-Morales, Department of Urban Planning, Centre for Studies of Conflict and Social Cohesion, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile


Financialization of Poverty: Proletarianizing the Financial Crisis in Post-Developmental Korea
Chang Kyung-Sup, Department of Sociology, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

Household Debt and the Financialization of Social Reproduction: Theorizing the UK Housing and Hunger Crises
Adrienne Roberts, Department of Politics, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Navigating the Aftermath of Crisis and Risk in Mexico and Turkey
Thomas Marois, SOAS, University of London, London, UK, and Hepzibah Muñoz-Martínez, Department of History and Politics, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, Canada


Accumulating Insecurity and Manufacturing Risk along the Energy Frontier
Michael Watts, Department of Geography, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA

Risky Ventures: Financial Inclusion, Risk Management and the Uncertain Rise of Index-Based Insurance
Marcus Taylor, Department of Global Development Studies, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada

The World Bank's Neoliberal Language of Resilience
Romain Felli, Department of Political Science and International Relations and Institute of Environmental Studies, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland


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