Reijer Hendrikse is a postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit of Brussel. His research interests are broadly centered around the interlinkages between corporate and state structures and transformations, with a focus on finance, business services and technology. In 2015, Reijer received a PhD from the University of Amsterdam for his dissertation The long arm of finance: Exploring the unlikely financialization of governments and public institutions.
By Reijer Hendrikse, Rodrigo Fernandez, Transnational Institute
This essay focuses on the murky financial realm known as offshore finance. It shows that offshore finance is not solely about capital moving beyond the reach of states, but involves the rampant unbundling and commercialisation of state sovereignty itself.