Strategic pluralism and monism in heterodox economics

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Pluralism is frequently supported by heterodox economists, but their rationale for it is not always transparent. It could be advocated for strategic reasons, as a response to the institutional power of orthodoxy, or for fundamental reasons, as a program for how economics should best be done. This paper evaluates strategic pluralism, compares it with the alternative of strategic monism, and relates both strategies to long-term objectives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-251
Number of pages15
JournalReview of Radical Political Economics
Issue number2
Early online date1 Nov 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018

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  • heterodox economics
  • pluralism
  • monism
  • strategy
  • economics profession

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