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The Pluralism Debate in Heterodox Economics

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  • Frederic S. Lee

    (University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO)

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The discourse in the pluralism debate in heterodox economics concludes that contested inquiry does not exist in economics and that heterodox economics is not an alternative to mainstream economics. This article responds to this claim and concludes pluralism is about promoting the right to have distinctly different theories and contested inquiry in economics.JEL classification: B40, B50

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Article provided by Union for Radical Political Economics in its journal Review of Radical Political Economics.

Volume (Year): 43 (2011)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Pages: 540-551

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Handle: RePEc:sae:reorpe:v:43:y:2011:i:4:p:540-551

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Keywords: heterodox economics; pluralism; theoretical pluralism; intellectual pluralism; theoretical monism; heresy; blasphemy; academic freedom;

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  1. Frederic S. Lee & Xuan Pham & Gyun Gu, 2013. "The UK Research Assessment Exercise and the narrowing of UK economics," Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 37(4), pages 693-717.

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