Kenneth Boulding was a prolific writer across so many different fields that not only is he often much referred to and cited, he is considered a core member of many of these fields. Boulding is the quintessential interdisciplinary scholar. He died in 1993, but he has left a legacy in economics, conflict studies, systems theory, ecology, biology, communication studies, and ethics. As an economist proper he has tested and expanded the boundaries of that field without unduly "invading" and undermining the expertise and established knowledge of the other social sciences. This proposed volume will allow scholars who have worked or are starting to work in areas that Boulding has initiated, established and made a continued contribution to, to understand the links between these fields and other related ones. The volume will establish a source of inspiration for some time to come.
Wilfred Dolfsma is chair of Innovation at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands Stefan Kesting is Senior Lecturer in Economics at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
1. General Introduction Sefan Kesting and Wilfred Dolfsma 2. Systems Theory 3. Unity of Social Sciences 4. Economics & Morality 5. Communication/Persuasion 6. Power Theory 7. Evolutionary economics 8. Institutions / Institutional Economics 9. Spaceship Earth (ecological economics) 10. Cultural Economics 11. Grant economics 12. Conflict resolution, Peace 13. Teaching Economics 14. The Future of Economics 15. Epilogue Stefan Kesting and Wilfred Dolfsma