Special Issue "Monetary Plurality and Crisis"

A special issue of Journal of Risk and Financial Management (ISSN 1911-8074).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Georgina M. Gomez
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Guest Editor
International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Kortenaerkade 12, 2518AX The Hague, The Netherlands
Interests: institutions; social economy; development studies; complementary currencies; money local economic development
Dr. Leander Bindewald
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Guest Editor
Monneta gGmbh, Ginsterweg 5, 31595 Steyerberg, Germany
Interests: complementary currencies, monetary ontology, institutionalism, financial regulation

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

“After the financial crisis” can always be seen as the period before the next financial crises. Even in periods of relative stability, economic inequalities and climate calamities are stretching the social fabric on the local, national, and international levels. Complementary currencies have been deployed to supplement conventional currency systems and ameliorate their shortcomings, even before the emergence of cryptocurrencies. Thus, monetary plurality is a reality not only during financial crises, but it is a recurrent characteristic of capitalist economies. Monetary monopoly over a national territory is a mission that has never been completely accomplished.

This Special Issue focuses on the role of individual complementary currencies and monetary diversity generally in stabilizing our financial systems and alleviating the impact of risk and crisis on the local, national or international scale. Research questions welcome for this publication include, but are not limited to, the stabilizing or destabilizing effect of complementary currencies within monetized capitalist societies, their life-cycles in relation to national and international crisis, the impact of blockchain technologies in the application of currency innovations, and the conceptual and regulatory paradigms that support or impede monetary diversity as a key element of systemic resilience.

We invite original contributions in English that focus on issues of mitigation of risk, monetary resilience, and economic and social sustainability. Eligible contributions are not limited to quantitative methods. Data and core findings need to be presented in minimum one diagram or chart. 

We encourage papers from the global South and aim to give attention to a diversity of authors and contexts. Limited financial support for publication fees and proofreading is available to excellent submissions by authors without other sources of institutional funding.

Prof. Dr. Georgina M. Gomez
Dr. Leander Bindewald
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • complementary currencies
  • crypto currencies
  • pluralistic monetary theory
  • currency crisis
  • financial crisis
  • financial inclusion
  • monetary innovation
  • social and economic sustainability
  • monetary stability

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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