Financial landscapes reconstructed: the fine art of mapping development.

F.J.A. Bouman, O. Hospes

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This book contains a collection of readings on financial intermediation for which the landscape is designedly chosen as a metaphor, to stimulate reflection on all the critical dimensions of financial and quasi-financial services in the processes of development. The metaphor is not only used to indicate the physical features of the financial landscape such as the offices of banks, cooperatives, credit unions, traders, pawnbrokers, self-help groups, NGOs, and whatever other financial or quasi-financial institutions there may be. With the metaphor, the authors wish to emphasize regional diversity and historical change in financial eco-systems. At the same time it stimulates them to explore what relations, norms, actions and processes influence, directly or indirectly, the transactions of savers, borrowers and lenders.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBoulder [etc.]
Number of pages416
ISBN (Print)9780813322599
Publication statusPublished - 1994


  • banks
  • capital market
  • currencies
  • developing countries
  • finance
  • public finance
  • money market


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