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QoG lunch seminar with Mark Nance

Research profile seminar

The QoG Institute regularly organizes seminars related to research on Quality of Government. The seminars address the theoretical and empirical problem of how political institutions of high quality can be created and maintained as well as the effects of Quality of Government on a number of policy areas, such as health, the environment, social policy, and poverty.

Speakers are invited from the international research community and experts from NGOs and other organizations to the lunch seminars. The seminars last for one hour and include a short presentation by the speaker (30-35 min) followed by a joint discussion about the topic.

If nothing else is indicated, the seminars are held in English.

Title: "Who sets the anti-money laundering agenda? The rise of 'regulatory de-risking' and what it tells us about global financial governance"

Abstract:
Why do some issues rise to the top of the transnational agenda while other seemingly worthy causes remain in the shadows? Who sets the transnational agenda, how, and to what effect? This research considers those questions in the context of the rise of ¿de-risking¿ and its influence on the global politics of anti-money laundering. While de-risking is not new, the term over the past five years has come to mean specifically the denial of financial services to entire categories of potential customers because of the fear of enhanced regulatory scrutiny. This new construct represents a potential challenge to the core of the AML regime and has become a top item on the agenda of global financial governance bodies. This project aims to document and analyse the intellectual and political history of this agenda. I analyze social media, social science research records, and Google trends to document the rise of this new agenda. I then examine the public statements and research of global financial governance bodies to analyze where and when the term appears on the agenda of global financial governance institutions. I argue this history represents a case of "agenda grafting," strategically attaching a new agenda to a previoiusly established agenda in order to advance the former. It suggests that proponents of AML oversight might be losing power within the regime, while a coalition of skeptics gain.

Lecturer: Mark Nance, 2017-2018 Fulbright Schuman Scholar; Associate Professor, North Carolina State University

Date: 5/21/2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Categories: Social Sciences

Organizer: The Quality of Government Institute

Location: Stora Skansen (B336), Sprängkullsgatan 19

Contact person: Tove Wikehult

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