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Professor Paul Langley - all publications

Authored book

  • Langley, P. (2014). Liquidity Lost: The Governance of the Global Financial Crisis. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Langley, P. (2008). The Everyday Life of Global Finance: Saving and Borrowing in Anglo-America. Oxford Oxford University Press.
  • Langley, P. (2002). World Financial Orders: An Historical International Political Economy. Routledge.

Chapter in book

  • Langley, P. (2021). Impact investors: The ethical financialization of development, society and nature. In Routledge Handbook of Financial Geography. Knox-Hayes, J. & Wojcik, D. Routledge.
  • Langley, P. (2020). The financialization of life. In The Routledge International Handbook of Financialization. Mader, P., Mertens, D. & van der Zwan, N. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  • Langley, P. (2017). Financial flows: Spatial imaginaries of speculative circulations. In Money and Finance after the Crisis: Critical Thinking for Uncertain Times. Christophers, B., Leyshon, A. & Mann, G. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons. 69-90.
  • Langley, P. (2010). The ethical investor and embodied economies. In Constructing the International Economy. Abdelal, R., Blyth, M. & Parson, C. Cornell University Press.
  • Langley, P. (2009). Consumer credit, self-discipline, and risk management. In Managing Financial Risks: From Global to Local. Clark, G., Dixon, A.D. & Monk, A.H.B. Oxford University Press. 280-300.

Journal Article

  • Langley, P., Bridge, G., Bulkeley, H. & van Veelen, B. (Accepted). Decarbonizing capital: Investment, divestment and the qualification of carbon assets. Economy and Society
  • Langley, Paul (2021). Assets and assetization in financialized capitalism. Review of International Political Economy 28(2): 382-393.
  • Langley, Paul (2021). Economy and society in COVID times. Economy and Society 50(2): 149-157.
  • Langley, P. & Leyshon, A. (2021). The platform political economy of FinTech: Reintermediation, consolidation and capitalisation. New Political Economy 26(3): 376-388.
  • Anderson, B, Langley, P, Ash, J & Gordon, R (2020). Affective Life and Cultural Economy: Payday Loans and the Everyday Space-Times of Credit-Debt in the UK. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 45(2): 420-433.
  • Langley, Paul & Morris, John H. (2020). Central banks: Climate governors of last resort? Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space 52(8): 1471-1479.
  • Langley, P. , Lewis, S. , McFarlane, C. , Painter, J. & Vradis, A. (2020). Crowdfunding cities: Social entrepreneurship, speculation and solidarity in Berlin. Geoforum 115: 11-20.
  • Bridge, G., Bulkeley, H., Langley, P. & van Veelen, B. (2020). Pluralizing and Problematizing Carbon Finance. Progress in Human Geography 44(4): 724-742.
  • Langley, P. (2020). The folds of social finance: Making markets, remaking the social. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space 52(1): 130-147.
  • Langley, P., Anderson, B., Ash, J. & Gordon, R. (2019). Indebted life and money culture: Payday lending in the United Kingdom. Economy and Society 48(1): 30-51.
  • Ash, J., Anderson, B., Gordon, R. & Langley, P. (2018). Digital Interface Design and Power: Friction, Threshold, Transition. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 36(3): 1136-1153.
  • Langley, P. (2018). Frontier financialization: Urban infrastructure in the United Kingdom. Economic Anthropology 5(2): 172-184.
  • Ash, J., Anderson, B., Gordon, R. & Langley, P. (2018). Unit, Vibration, Tone: A Post-Phenomenological Method for Researching Digital Interfaces. Cultural Geographies 25(1): 165-181.
  • Langley, P. & Leyshon, A. (2017). Capitalizing on the crowd: The monetary and financial ecologies of crowdfunding. Environment and Planning A 49(5): 1019-1039.
  • Langley, P. (2017). Finance/Security/Life. Finance and Society 3(2): 173-179.
  • Langley, P. & Leyshon, A. (2017). Platform Capitalism: The Intermediation and Capitalization of Digital Economic Circulation. Finance and Society 3(1): 11-31.
  • Langley, P. (2016). Crowdfunding in the United Kingdom: A cultural economy. Economic Geography 92(3): 301-321.
  • Langley, P. (2014). Consuming Credit. Consumption Markets & Culture 17(5): 417-428.
  • Langley, P. (2014). Equipping entrepreneurs: consuming credit and credit scores. Consumption Markets & Culture 17(5): 448-467.
  • Langley, P. (2013). Anticipating uncertainty, reviving risk? On the stress testing of finance in crisis. Economy and Society 42(1): 51-73.
  • Langley, P. (2013). Toxic assets, turbulence and biopolitical security: Governing the crisis of global financial circulation. Security Dialogue 44(2): 111-126.
  • Langley, P. & Leyshon, A. (2012). Guest editors' introduction - Financial subjects: culture and materiality. Journal of Cultural Economy 5(4): 369-373.
  • Chima, O.R & Langley, P. (2012). Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again: Financialisation and the Management of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis. Global Society 26(4): 409-427.
  • Langley, P. & Leaver, A. (2012). Remaking retirement investors: behavioural economics and occupational pension funds in the UK and USA. Journal of Cultural Economy 5(4): 473-488.
  • Langley, P. (2010). On the materiality of markets. Journal of Cultural Economy 3(3): 395-402.
  • Langley, P. (2010). The performance of liquidity in the subprime mortgage crisis. New Political Economy 15(1): 71-89.
  • Langley, P. (2009). Debt, discipline and government: Foreclosure and forbearance in the subprime mortgage crisis. Environment and Planning A 41(6): 1404-1419.
  • Langley, P. (2008). Financialization and the consumer credit boom. Competition & Change 12(2): 133-147.
  • Langley, P. (2008). Sub-prime mortgage lending: A cultural economy. Economy and Society 37(4): 469-494.
  • Langley, P. (2007). The uncertain subjects of Anglo-American financialization. Cultural Critique 65 (Winter): 66-91.
  • Langley, P. (2006). Securitising suburbia: The transformation of Anglo-American mortgage finance. Competition & Change 10(3): 283-299.
  • Langley, P. (2006). The making of investor subjects in Anglo-American pensions. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 24(6): 919-934.
  • Langley, P. (2004). In the eye of the ‘perfect storm’ the final salary pensions crisis and financialisation of Anglo‐American capitalism. New Political Economy 9(4): 539-558.