The first paper concerning the theoretical issues we face in this project has already been published. You may access the paper by copying and pasting at you browser the following link:
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Comments and critique are mostly welcome!
The abstract of the paper is the following:
EXCHANGE NETWORKS & PARALLEL CURRENCIES: THEORETICAL ISSUES or RESEARCH IN WONDERLAND
This working paper belongs to a greater ongoing field research project concerning economic activity in Greece that is performed without the use of any official currency. The scope of the paper is twofold: a) To present the theoretical issues that the project aims to deal with, while studying exchange networks, parallel currencies and free bazaars in Greece. Particularly, the variety of the schemes and initiatives studied touches essential points of economics, like the notions of value, money, exchange, market, etc. And b) To present the findings of the first stage of field research in connection with the theoretical arguments that might have an explanatory ability concerning the initiatives studied.
Keywords: exchange networks, parallel currencies, free bazaars, value, money, market, exchange, grassroots theory.