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Peniaze ako kategória analýzy v politických vedách
Money As A Category of Analyses in Political Science

Author(s): Peter Švík
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Mezinárodní politologický ústav Masarykovy univerzity v Brně
Keywords: alternative conceptualizations of money; Helleiner’s contribution to the formulation of problematic in the field of political sciences; territorial currencies; historical and structural preconditions; ideological motivations; critical appraisal

Summary/Abstract: In the article, the author presents money as a category of analysis in political science, and briefly embeds research in this field in a broader disciplinary context (economics, sociology, financial geography). Emphasis is stressed on Helleiner’s book “The Making of National Money”. Helleiner deals with the emergence of territorial currencies in the long-term, and is considered to be the most important and influential author within the field of political science. In the first part, the article focuses on Helleiner‘s description of the structural-historical conditions forthe introduction of territorial currencies, as well as on the ideological motivations that led political elites to introduce territorial currencies. A comprehensive historical description of this process is put aside. At the end, the author critically evaluates Helleiner‘s contribution to this problem.

  • Issue Year: XIV/2007
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 136-150
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Slovak