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Critique Of The Methodology Of Australian Agricultural Economics

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  • Stent, W.R.
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    In this article attention is drawn to serious methodological weaknesses in Australian agricultural economics. It is frankly polemic in style and after a discussion of the philosophies of science of Popper and Kuhn the author argues that Australian agricultural economists ought to be more critical of the assumptions on which current theory is based and should be seeking to establish a new approach to the problems of the agricultural economy which would place more emphasis on social justice than on 'growth and efficiency'.

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    Article provided by Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in its journal Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics.

    Volume (Year): 20 (1976)
    Issue (Month): 01 (April)
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:ajaeau:23044

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    1. S.F. Harris, 1971. "Change In Agriculture: The Relevance Of Agricultural Economics," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 15(3), pages 119-129, December.
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    1. Tunstall, Allan W., 1992. "Corruption! At Flemington Markets? A Case Study in Public Policy," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 60(01), April.
    2. Hardaker, J. Brian, 1985. "Beliefs And Values In Agricultural Economics Research," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 29(02), August.
    3. Malcolm, Bill, 1990. "Fifty Years of Farm Management in Australia: Survey and Review," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 58(01), April.

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