Daniel Maman

Daniel Maman
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev | bgu · Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Daniel Maman currently works at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Daniel does research in economic sociology, sociology of finance, comparative political economy, and institutional change. His current project is 'The Making of Homo Financius: The emergence and development of financial literacy in Israel.'

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Publications (29)
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Today’s regime of financialized capitalism requires individuals to engage with financial products and services to ensure their financial security and welfare. Within this regime, institutional actors formulate and communicate imaginaries of the future that prompt individuals to embrace particular financial logics, understandings, and practices in m...
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Institutional investors are key actors in the financial markets of diverse developed economies. Their tendency toward diversification and risk-taking behavior is well documented, yet insufficient attention has been paid to the sources of this behavior. Based on the case of emerging financial markets in Israel, this paper argues that in adopting var...
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The individualization, privatization and marketization of risk management represent a fundamental dimension of the financialization of everyday life. As individuals are required to engage with financial products and services as the main way of protecting themselves from risks and uncertainties, their economic welfare and security are construed as d...
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The individualization, privatization and marketization of risk management are defining features of current financialized capitalism. Under these conditions, individuals are required to manage economic and social risks of various types through their participation in the financial arena. This neoliberal project of responsibilization implies the const...
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A crucial component of the neoliberal regime is the shift of responsibility for individuals’ financial well-being and security from the state and other public bodies to the individuals themselves, who are required to take responsibility for their own financial decisions and their current and future economic situation. This project of responsibiliza...
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Following the recent financial crisis, consumer behavior was framed as central in contributing to financial instability. To heighten the financial responsibility of consumers, programs to increase the financial literacy of the general population are being administered by the OECD and other national and international, public and private organization...
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Following the recent financial crisis, consumer behaviour was framed as central in contributing to financial instability. To heighten the financial responsibility of consumers, programs to increase the financial literacy of the general population are being administered by the OECD and other national and international, public and private organisatio...
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In the era of financialized capitalism, states not only supervise and regulate financial markets, but also discipline individuals, requiring them to take responsibility for their financial decisions and their current and future economic situation. Attendant to the privatization of risk, varied actors attempt to instill among individuals the knowled...
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This paper examines the institutional dynamics of the Israeli developmental state, focusing on its transformation since the mid-1980s, when a deep and far-reaching process of liberalization began. In contrast to the conventional stance concerning the withdrawal of the state from the economy and the decline of its political and institutional capabil...
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The strengthening of central banks is frequently considered as a direct consequence of globalization. This paper offers an alternative explanation which considers this process as the result of political processes taking place first and foremost within local political fields. Yet we consider globalization as an important component in the politics of...
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This book examines the local and global political and institutional processes that have led to the strengthening of the Israeli central bank within the context of the now predominant neoliberal regime. Using Israel as a case study to identify broader patterns around the world, the authors examine the strengthening of central banks as a key dimensio...
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This article explores the political dynamics that have led to the adoption of inflation targeting in Israel, within the context of a broader process of policy paradigm shift. We consider inflation targeting as an institutional arrangement with far reaching consequences for the distribution of power between different state agencies. Therefore, like...
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Planned institutional change presents an uncommon opportunity for institutional entrepreneurs to advance their innovations. The dispute of why the new Israeli corporate law, enacted at the end of 1990s, does not refer to business groups, which form a salient part of Israeli big business, opens a window through which the conflict between two differe...
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Over the last two decades, increasing numbers of central banks in both developed and developing countries have gained independence from political echelons and other state bureaucracies, becoming important actors in the political arena with the capacity to significantly affect the configuration and functioning of national economies. Through a detail...
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Diffusion is one of the most broadly studied topics in the social science; yet, this concept is under-theorized because studies ignore what happens when institutional principles and practices that originated elsewhere arrive at an organization or society. Translation is the most important mechanism involved, and theorizing translation requires unde...
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Different aspects of the relationship between state and economy have traditionally been examined, yet corporate governance and specifically corporate law have received less attention. This article focuses on the legislation of the new corporate law in Israel at the end of the 1990s, which took place during regime transformation from an intervention...
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The picture that arises out of our analysis is one of social-scientific study of the military and war in Israel that is marked not so much by parochialism as by marginalization or peripherialization in terms of the world system of scholarship. As Ben-Yehuda suggests, the very exposure of Israeli scholars to work outside it prevents it from becoming...
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This paper examines the emergence of business groups in Israel and South Korea. The paper questions how, in very different institutional contexts, similar economic organizations emerged. In contrast to the political, cultural and market perspectives, the comparative institutional analysis adopted in this research suggests that one factor alone coul...
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This article studies which directors of the largest corporations forming part of the Israeli business groups accumulated directorships within the groups between the years 1974 and 1988. A comparison is made between directors within business groups who accumulate directorships and those who do not, and in addition, the research focuses on directors...
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This article studies which of the directors of the largest corporations in Israel were invited to sit on additional boards of directors between the years 1974 and 1988. The article compares organizational affiliations, and the human and social capital of directors who accumulate directorships with those who do not. The study uses logistic regressio...
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This article focuses on longitudinal changes in interlocking ties within business groups in the Israeli economy during the years 1974-1987. In contrast to societies where the individual firm is the significant actor, in societies where business groups prevail, the interlocking directorate is one of the means of controlling and coordinating firms in...
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This paper explores the relationships between state organizations, big business corporations, non-governmental interest groups and institutional elites in a relatively unexamined site: the Israeli political-economic system. Relationships between the numerous participants in state policy-making are examined through research on policy forums in the e...
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Proponents of the neo-elite paradigm put little emphasis on temporal changes within the same elite structure, yet an elite structure can be transformed by changes in the environments in which the elites are embedded This article focuses on changes in the Israeli elite structure from the early 1920s to the end of the 1980s. The consensual unified el...
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The Eurovision Song Contest is an international contest of artistic prowess. The organization of the voting process in the contest aims to create a 'veil of ignorance' that promotes unbiased evaluations by providing an equal opportunity for all contestants. This study scrutinizes the departure of the Eurovision Song Contest's outcomes from its idea...

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