Der Konstruktivismus als Ansatz der Globalen Politischen Ökonomie?

  • Oliver Kessler
Part of the Sonderheft der Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik book series (ZFAS, volume 5)


Die aktuelle Finanzkrise zeigt, dass sich die Dynamiken globaler Finanzmärkte nicht aus dem Blickwinkel individueller Rationalität adäquat rekonstruieren lassen. Vielmehr stellen sich Fragen nach den konstitutiven Regeln und der Strukturprägekraft von Diskursen. Dieser Befund führt zu einem Politikbegriff, der diese Grenzziehungen, internen Dynamiken und Verbindungen, sowie die Sozialität und intersubjektiven Prozesse globaler Finanzmärkte in den Blick nehmen können muss. An dieser Stelle bietet sich der Konstruktivismus an. Ausgehend von dem Problem einer semantischen Kopplung von Sozialität und Politik diskutiert dieser Beitrag die Konturen einer konstruktivistischen GPÖ.


Finanzkrise Konstruktivismus Unsicherheit Risiko Finanzialisierung 

Constructivism as an Approach to Global Political Economy?


The current financial crisis shows that dynamics of global finance are irreducible to some individual rationality. Rather, the crisis evidently raises questions about the changing constitutive rules of finance itself. It thus points to the question of how changes within finance made the crisis possible in the first place. Taking this as a vantage point also raises the question about ‘the political’ in finance: instead of reducing politics to the action of states or some interest, pursuit of power or whatever, this contribution pursues a constructivist approach and suggests to locate the political at the level of sense-making.


Economic crisis Constructivism Uncertainty Risk Financialisation 


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  • Oliver Kessler
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  1. 1.Universität ErfurtErfurtDeutschland

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