From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics: The Shifting Boundaries between Economics and other Social Sciences

Ben Fine, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK Dimitris Milonakis, University of Crete, Greece PDF Is or has economics ever been the imperial social science? Could or should it ever be so? These are the central concerns of this book. It involves a critical reflection on the process of how economics became the way it is, in terms of a narrow and intolerant orthodoxy, that has, nonetheless, increasingly directed its attention to appropriating the subject matter of other social sciences through the process termed "economics imperialism". In ...

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From Political Economy to Economics: Method, the social and the historical in the evolution of economic theory

Dimitris Milonakis, University of Crete, Greece, Ben Fine, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK PDF Economics has become a monolithic science, variously described as formalistic and autistic with neoclassical orthodoxy reigning supreme. So argue Dimitris Milonakis and Ben Fine in this new major work of critical recollection. The authors show how economics was once rich, diverse, multidimensional and pluralistic, and unravel the processes that lead to orthodoxy’s current predicament. The book details how political ...

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