Vortragsreihe: Perspektiven globaler Ungleichheit: "Capabilities We Must Beware Of"

Von: Julia Roth


I conceive of finance as a capability, though one with variable valence; it is not Amartya Sen’s or Martha Nussbaum’s positively marked concept of capability. Further, as capapbility finance needs to be distinguished from traditional banking. Traditional banks sell money in their possession. Financial firms sell something they do not have, and therein lies the push to be far more innovative and invasive than traditional banking. In this regard finance can be thought of as a capability that can be used to securitize just about everything in an economy. And, in doing so, it can, if necessary, subject economies and governments to its own criteria for measuring success.

Der Vortrag ist Teil der virtuellen Vortragsreihe "Perspektiven globaler Ungleichheit" im Wintersemester 2021/2022. In sechs Vorträgen zu je 90 Minuten werden von renommierten Expert*innen aus der Wissenschaft unterschiedliche Perspektiven globaler Ungleichheit referiert.

26.10.2021 18:00 Uhr
26.10.2021 19:30 Uhr
Prof. Dr. Saskia Sassen (The Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, New York City)
Fakultät Angewandte Sozial- und Gesundheitswissenschaften