A History of Heterodox Economics (Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics v. 4)

A History of Heterodox Economics (Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics v. 4)

By: Frederic Lee (author)Hardback

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Economics is a contested academic discipline between neoclassical economics and a collection of alternative approaches, such as Marxism-radical economics, Institutional economics, Post Keynesian economics, and others, that can collectively be called heterodox economics. Because of the dominance of neoclassical economics, the existence of the alternative approaches is generally not known. This book is concerned with the community history of heterodox economics, seen primarily through the eyes of Marxian-radical economics and Post Keynesian economics. Throughout the 20th century neoclassical economists in conjunction with state and university power have attacked heterodox economists and tried to cleanse them from the academy. Professor Lee, his groundbreaking new title discusses issues including the contested landscape of American economics in the 1970s, the emergence and establishment of Post Keynesian economics in the US and the development of heterodox economics in Britain from 1970 to 1996.

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Frederic Lee is Professor of Economics at University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA.


1. Introduction Part I: Heterodox Economics in the United States 2. The Contested Landscape and Dominance in American Economics In the 20th Century 3. Heresy, Blasphemy, and Radical Economics in Post-War America, 1945 - 1970 4. The Contested Landscape of American Economics circa 1965 - 1980 5. The History of Post Keynesian Economics in America, 1971 - 1995 Part II Heterodox Economics in the United Kingdom 6. The Contested Landscape of British Economics, 1900 - 1970 7. Heterodox Economics in Britain, 1970 - 1996 8. Research Assessment Exercise and its Impact on Heterodox Economics, 1989 - 1996 9. Research Assessment Exercise, the State, and the Dominance of Mainstream Economics in British Universities, 2000 - 2003 Part III Heterodox Economics at the Beginning of the 21st Century 10. The Emergence of Heterodox Economics, 1990 - 2006 11. Ranking Heterodox Economic Journals and Departments: Suggested Methodologies

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  • publication date: 10/03/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780415777148
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780415777148
  • weight: 680
  • ISBN10: 0415777143

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