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Sovereign Wealth Funds:
Legitimacy, Governance, and Global Power
Gordon L. Clark, Adam D. Dixon & Ashby H. B. Monk

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"In the last several decades, sovereign wealth funds have come to play a major role in international financial arrangements. Sovereign Wealth Funds lays out a masterful analysis of this subject. The book discusses three vital dimensions of these funds: their history and geography, their varying governance structures, and their deployment as strategic national resources. A clear grasp of these dimensions is essential for dealing with the rapidly shifting relations between finance, globalization, and the nation-state. This book is an outstanding scholarly contribution to understanding the emerging world of the twenty-first century."--Allen J. Scott, University of California, Los Angeles

"In this pathbreaking study, three leading financial geographers elucidate the origins, activities, and implications of state-owned investment funds. Today's policymakers as well as scholars across a range of disciplines confront the challenge of understanding the dynamic relationship between governments and globalizing capital markets. This highly original book examines a vital and increasingly important aspect of that relationship. Future policy debates and analytical explorations must begin here."--Louis W. Pauly, University of Toronto

"State-owned investment funds are growing in size, influence, and power. We need to understand them, yet they are diverse. Clark, Dixon, and Monk tell us what attributes these institutions share and how they differ. I particularly like their series of detailed case studies of major sovereign funds. This book is illuminating and I highly recommend it to readers."--Elroy Dimson, London Business School and chairman of the Strategy Council for the Norwegian Government Pension Fund--Global

"This original book sheds light on the forms and functions of sovereign wealth funds, and maps at the same time the global influence of these institutions. Providing an original classification of these funds, the authors offer a series of in-depth case studies that combine broad perspectives on the world economy with specific national examples."--Valeria Miceli, Università Cattolica, Milan

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