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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


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