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The Institutional Barriers to Heterodox Pluralism


  • Barbara E. Hopkins

    (Wright State University, Dayton, OH,


This paper applies the feminist concept of epistemological communities to the project of promoting pluralism in the economics discipline. It argues that the review process should require that reviewers are part of the same epistemological community. It argues that a political conception of pluralism based on tolerance is more appropriate than methodological pluralism. JEL classification: A11, B40, B50

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  • Barbara E. Hopkins, 2010. "The Institutional Barriers to Heterodox Pluralism," Review of Radical Political Economics, Union for Radical Political Economics, vol. 42(3), pages 338-343, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:reorpe:v:42:y:2010:i:3:p:338-343

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    1. Manuel Agosin & Roberto Machado, 2005. "Foreign Investment in Developing Countries: Does it Crowd in Domestic Investment?," Oxford Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 33(2), pages 149-162.
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    review process; epistemological communities; evaluation of heterodox economics;

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    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
    • B40 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - General
    • B50 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - General


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