The Economic-Monetary Virtù

Vol. 38 No. 3 (2018)

Jul-Sep / 2018
Published February 26, 2020
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Metri, Mauricio. 2018. “The Economic-Monetary Virtù”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 38 (3):510-25.

The Economic-Monetary Virtù

Mauricio Metri
Professor de Economia Política Internacional, Instituto de Relações Internacionais e Defesa (IRID), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ - Brasil.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 38 No. 3 (2018), Jul-Sep / 2018, Pages 510-525


This article proposes to think about economy and currency as geo-strategic practices; in other words, as part of the central authorities' virtù that command the political-territorial units. It is argued that geopolitical disputes imply challenges, on the one hand, associated with the development of productive and military forces and, on the other hand, related to the central authority's spending capacity. Thereunto, this article articulates a reflection on the spatial dimension as an analytical category and a realistic view of the international system, in order to undertake an analysis of economic and monetary knowledge from of geopolitical challenges. 

JEL Classification: F50; F52; E42; N40.

Keywords: Geography Territory Geopolitics Economics Currency