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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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  • Frederic S. Lee, 2011. "The Pluralism Debate in Heterodox Economics," Review of Radical Political Economics, Union for Radical Political Economics, vol. 43(4), pages 540-551, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:reorpe:v:43:y:2011:i:4:p:540-551
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    1. Glötzl, Florentin & Aigner, Ernest, 2015. "Pluralism in the Market of Science? A citation network analysis of economic research at universities in Vienna," Ecological Economic Papers 4730, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business.
    2. Tae-Hee Jo, 2016. "Frederic S. Lee and His Fight for the Future of Heterodox Economics," PSL Quarterly Review, Economia civile, vol. 69(278), pages 267-278.
    3. Lavoie, Marc, 2015. "¿Debería la economía heterodoxa ser enseñada en departamentos de economía, o existe algún espacio para la economía backwater?," Estudios Nueva Economía, Estudios Nueva Economía, vol. 4(1), pages 4-16.
    4. Gruszka, Katarzyna & Scharbert, Annika Regine & Soder, Michael, 2017. "Leaving the mainstream behind? Uncovering subjective understandings of economics instructors' roles," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 131(C), pages 485-498.
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    6. Adem LEVENT, 2016. "Power, Market and Techno-Structure in John Kenneth Galbraith’s Thought," Journal of Social and Administrative Sciences, KSP Journals, vol. 3(2), pages 214-218, June.
    7. 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.
    8. Florentin Gloetzl & Ernest Aigner, 2015. "Pluralism in the Market of Science? A citation network analysis of economic research at universities in Vienna," Ecological Economics Papers ieep5, Institute of Ecological Economics.

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    Keywords

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

    JEL classification:

    • 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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