Moral Political Economy and Poverty: Four Theoretical Schools Compared
AbstractThis paper explores a pluralist approach to moral economy. Firstly, four schools of thought on the rental of land in India are described. The normatic and ontic assumptions of each school are described. Then I look closely at a debate between two feminist authors, Agarwal and Jackson. The advantage of the social researcher doing a meta-review of normatic positions in this instance is that we can compare and contrast meta-criteria for improvements and progress. Five moral reasoning strategies for meta-normative economic research are described and discussed. These suggest a need for more research on complex moral reasoning strategies.
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Tenancy; Pluralism; Schools of Thought; Moral Economy; Feminist Economics; Norms; Moral Reasoning;
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