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Lobbying to the Rhythm of Wall Street? Explaining the Political Advocacy of Non-Financial Corporations over Financial Regulatory Policy

Pagliari, S. ORCID: 0000-0003-0612-5296 and Young, K. (2021). Lobbying to the Rhythm of Wall Street? Explaining the Political Advocacy of Non-Financial Corporations over Financial Regulatory Policy. Socio-Economic Review,

Abstract

Non-financial corporations (NFCs) have acted as vocal and important allies with the financial industry when it comes to advocacy over regulatory policy. Why? We explore this question in the context of the lobbying activity surrounding the financial policy reforms in the USA following the global financial crisis. We propose a range of explanations for why some NFCs might become ‘financial activists’ in support of the financial industry, while others remain passive. We find a wide range of indicators of firm-level financialization to be unreliable predictors of NFC financial activism, in addition to indicators of potential external control by financial firms through ownership or subsidiarization. NFC financial activism appears to be related to how a given firm is embedded in broader structures of corporate networks, relational political action and ideology.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in, Socio-Economic Review, following peer review. The version of record Pagliari, S. and Young, K. (2021). Lobbying to the Rhythm of Wall Street? Explaining the Political Advocacy of Non-Financial Corporations over Financial Regulatory Policy. Socio-Economic Review, is available online at: http://ser.oxfordjournals.org/.
Publisher Keywords: Networks, Financialization, USA, Interest Groups, Regulation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
J Political Science
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > International Politics
Date available in CRO: 13 Sep 2021 07:22
Date deposited: 13 September 2021
Date of acceptance: 9 September 2021
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/26737
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