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The Handbook of Pluralist Economics Education

1st Edition

Edited by Jack Reardon


304 pages | 33 B/W Illus.

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This book provides a blueprint for those interested in teaching from a pluralist perspective, regardless of ideology. It provides educators, policy makers and students with helpful suggestions for implementing pluralism into pedagogy, by offering detailed suggestions and guidelines for incorporating pluralist approaches tailored to specific individual courses. The Handbook for Pluralist Economics Education specifically provides practical suggestions for professors willing to implement pluralism in the classroom and increases the pedagogical influence of pluralist economics while reducing the hegemony of monism at any level.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Need For Pluralism in Economics Education 1. Introduction and Overview Jack Reardon 2. The Meltdown and Economics Textbooks Edward Fullbrook 3. A Revolution From the Margin: A Student Perspective Nicholas Dan, Nicholas Houpt, Sean Mallin and Felipe Witchger 4. Why Economics Needs Pluralism Bernard Guerrien and Sophie Jallais 5. History of Thought, Methodology and Pluralism Sheila Dow Part Two: Reclaiming the Principles Course 6. The Principles Course Julie Nelson 7. Teaching Economics as if Time Mattered David Wheat Part Three: Core Theory Courses 8. A Pluralist Approach to Intermediate Macroeconomics Irene van Staveren 9. A Pluralist Approach to Microeconomics Steve Keen 10. Mathematics for Pluralist Economists Steve Keen Part Four: Advanced Courses/Electives 11. Pluralism in Labor Economics Dell Champlin and Barbara Wiens-Tuers 12. Environmental Economics Peter Soderbaum 13. International Economics Maria Madi and José Gonçalves 14. Money, Credit and Finance in Political Economy: National, Regional and Global Dimensions Phil O’Hara 15. Green Economics: An Exciting New Discipline Miriam Kennett Part Five 16. Conclusion Jack Reardon

About the Editor

Jack Reardon is Professor of Economics at Hamline University, Minnesota.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

Over the past two decades, the intellectual agendas of heterodox economists have taken a decidedly pluralist turn.  Leading thinkers have begun to move beyond the established paradigms of Austrian, feminist, Institutional-evolutionary, Marxian, Post Keynesian, radical, social, and Sraffian economics—opening up new lines of analysis, criticism, and dialogue among dissenting schools of thought.  This cross-fertilization of ideas is creating a new generation of scholarship in which novel combinations of heterodox ideas are being brought to bear on important contemporary and historical problems.

Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics aims to promote this new scholarship by publishing innovative books in heterodox economic theory, policy, philosophy, intellectual history, institutional history, and pedagogy.  Syntheses or critical engagement of two or more heterodox traditions are especially encouraged.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Social Science