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ECONOMICS AS SOCIAL THEORY

Series edited by Tony Lawson

Social theory is experiencing something of a revival within economics. Critical analyses of the particular nature of the subject matter of social studies and of the types of method, categories and modes of explanation that can legitimately be endorsed for the scientific study of social objects, are re-emerging. Economists are again addressing such issues as the relationship between agency and structure, between the economy and the rest of society, and between inquirer and the object of inquiry. There is renewed interest in elaborating basic categories such as causation, competition, culture, discrimination,evolution, money, need, order, organisation, power, probability, process, rationality, technology, time, truth, uncertainty and value, etc.

The objective for this series is to facilitate this revival further. In contemporary economics the label `theory' has been appropriated by a group that confines itself to largely a-social, a-historical, mathematical `modelling'. Economics as Social Theory thus reclaims the `theory' label, offering a platform for alternative, rigorous, but broader and more critical conceptions of theorising.


Titles in this series include:

     ECONOMICS AND LANGUAGE Edited by Willie Henderson

    RATIONALITY, INSTITUTIONS AND ECONOMIC METHODOLOGY
    Edited by Uskali Mäki, Bo Gustafsson and Christian Knudson

    NEW DIRECTIONS IN ECONOMIC METHODOLOGY
    Edited by Roger Backhouse

    WHO PAYS FOR THE KIDS?  Nancy Folbre

    RULES AND CHOICE IN ECONOMICS  Viktor Vanberg

    BEYOND RHETORIC AND REALISM IN ECONOMICS
    Thomas A. Boylan and Paschal F. O'Gorman

    FEMINISM, OBJECTIVITY AND ECONOMICS Julie A. Nelson

    ECONOMIC EVOLUTION Jack J. Vromen

    ECONOMICS AND REALITY Tony Lawson

    THE MARKET: ETHICS, KNOWLEDGE AND POLITICS John O'Neill

    ECONOMICS AND UTOPIA Geoffrey M. Hodgson

    CRITICAL REALISM IN ECONOMICS Edited by Steve Fleetwood

    THE NEW ECONOMIC CRITICISM   Edited by Martha Woodmansee and Mark Osteen

    WHAT DO ECONOMISTS KNOW? NEW ECONOMICS OF KNOWLEDGE
    Edited by Robert F Garnett

    POSTMODERNISM, ECONOMICS AND KNOWLEDGE
    Edited by Stephen Cullenberg, Jack Amariglio and David Rucio

    THE VALUES OF ECONOMICS: AN ARISTOTELIAN PERSPECTIVE
    Irene van Staveren

    HOW ECONOMICS FORGOT HISTORY:
    THE PROBLEM OF HISTORICAL SPECIFICITY IN SOCIAL SCIENCE
    Geoffrey M. Hodgson

    INTERSUBJECTIVITY IN ECONOMICS: AGENTS AND STRUCTURES
    Edited by Edward Fullbrook

    THE WORLD OF CONSUMPTION: THE MATERIAL AND THE CULTURAL REVISITED
    Ben Fine

    REORIENTING ECONOMICS Tony Lawson

    TOWARDS A FEMINIST PHIOSOPHY OF ECONOMICS
    Edited by  Drucilla Barker and Edith Kuiper

    THE CRISIS IN ECONOMICS   Edited by Edward Fullbrook

    THE PHILOSOPHY OF KEYNES' ECONOMICS: PROBABILITY, UNCERTAINTY AND CONVENTION
    Edited by  Jochen Runde and Sohei Mizuhara

    POSTCOLONIALISM MEETS ECONOMICS
    S. Charusheela and Eiman Zein-Elabdin

    THE EVOLUTION OF INSTITUTIONAL ECONOMICS
    Geoffrey M Hodgson 

    TRANSFORMING ECONOMICS
    PERSPECTIVES ON THE CRITICAL REALIST PROJECT

    Edited by Paul Lewis

    NEW DEPARTURES IN MARXIAN THEORY
    Stephen Resnick and Richard Wolff

    MARKETS, DELIBERATION AND ENVIRONMENT
    John O'Neill 

    SPEAKING OF ECONOMICS
    HOW TO GET IN THE CONVERSATION

    Arjo Klamer

    FROM POLITICAL ECONOMY TO ECONOMICS
    METHOD, THE SOCIAL AND THE HISTORICAL IN THE EVOLUTION OF ECONOMIC THEORY

    Dimitris Milonakis and Ben Fine

    FROM ECONOMICS IMPERIALISM TO FREAKONOMICS
    THE SHIFTING BOUNDARIES BETWEEN ECONOMICS AND OTHER SOCIAL SCIENCES

    Dimitris Milonakis and Ben Fine

    DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION
    A MARXIAN CLASS ANALYSIS

    David F. Ruccio

    INTRODUCING MONEY
    Mark Peacock

    THE CAMBRIDGE REVIVAL OF POLITICAL ECONOMY
    Nuno Ornelas Martins
     


    All books in the series are published by Routledge

    Professor Tony Lawson












    Professor of Economics and Philosophy

    Research Group:
    Alternative approaches to economics, history of economic thought, and methodology


    Contact Details
    Email: Tony.Lawson@econ.cam.ac.uk
    Room: 24
    Office Hours: Email for appointment or anytime he is in the office


    Links


      Tony Lawson
      (University of Cambridge)
      'What is wrong with modern economics, and why does it stay wrong?'
      Monday 16th October 2017 8:00pm
      Latimer Room, Old Court, Clare College
      Nuno Martins
      (Catholic University of Porto)
      'The Nature of Value: Smith, Marx and Marshall'
      Monday 30th October 2017 8:00pm
      Latimer Room, Old Court, Clare College
      Geoffrey Hodgson
      (University of Hertfordshire)
      'The Pathology of Heterodox Economics and the Limits to Pluralism'
      Monday 13th November 2017 8:00pm
      Latimer Room, Old Court, Clare College