Séance du séminaire du mercredi 11 décembre 2013 : Hélène Rainelli, professeur à l’Ecole de Management de Strasbourg.
FMSH Working Papers Series : Is transparency a value on OTC markets? Using displacement to escape categorization.
In this paper, we examine how categorization is resisted. We analyze the way actors draw on cultural repertoires to resist or adapt to changes that will potentially alter the definition and nature of the markets in which they compete. We approach this question through a qualitative study of the heated debate over the new regulation of over-the-counter (OTC) financial markets in Europe between 2010 and 2011. Our paper enriches the existing literature on the political nature of categorization.