Pluralist Resources 

Objective of the Project

 

 

This project aims to build a public repository of resources to support students and scholars in learning pluralist economics. The repository includes databases of various forms of resources including books, articles, videos, lectures, interviews and podcasts. The main focus is on works either oriented towards global south contexts or by scholars from the global south. Our team constantly updates the repository with new resources collated from various sources. 

What is Pluralist Economics? 

 

Pluralism, in contrast to mainstream economics, recognises and teaches a range of different approaches to understanding the economy and its interaction with wider social and political systems in an interactive, reflective and engaging manner. The ISIPE open letter [maybe add a link?] offers one of the more comprehensive definitions, and defines the 3P’s of Pluralism: Pluralism Theory; Pluralism of Method, and Interdisciplinary Pluralism. It encompasses the resources we peruse, methods used for analysis and study, exchange and critical examination of ideas and philosophies that are endorsed by people all over the world, and their coming together in a mutually respectful and academically representative tradition. Following from this, the Rethinking Economics movement hopes to build a space where an representative and comprehensive economics education can promote a balanced exposure to a variety of perspectives that cover not only the mainstream, neo-classical models, but also marginalised and excluded theories like those of Austrian, Marxist, Feminist, ecological, and other schools of thought. As a movement to build better economics in society & classrooms, RE India aims to become a medium of advocating pluralism in the academic & policy space of economics.

Decolonising Economics

Decolonisation is a mode of thinking encapsulating being sensitive to the power and privileges that are fundamental to current institutions, how they have been shaped over a period of time, and recognition of the enslavement and exploitation of people and resources that has gone into constructing and maintaining the status quo. Within the field of decolonising economics, we try to understand the repercussions of the same. In rejecting a western Euro-centric worldview, there is an attempt to, instead, reframe and reorient issues to address, balance and vocalise the silenced voices of non-European views, experiences and thoughts

 History of Economic Thought

It is the academic study of the birth, evolution, implications, and interrelations of economic thoughts, philosophies and thinkers over the years gone by. Encompassing the understanding of why a theory was created, necessary, or relevant during its evolution, the field delves into why and how these theories interacted and manifested with other socio-political and cultural developments of the time period.

Ecological Economics

Ecological economics is a transdisciplinary stream of study which hopes to build a bridge between ecology and economics, taking aid of subjects like psychology, anthropology, other social sciences, and technological developments. This field explores the relationship between humans and the biodiversity around them, their interrelationship with the ecosystem and whether and how they are impacted by each other. 

Feminist economics

This stream of economics analyses the interrelationship between gender and the economy. Thereby, feminist economics also takes into account the unpaid, non-market intermediated part of the economy and society by examining the driving forces behind the common dichotomies of economic and social, productive and reproductive, masculine and feminine, paid and unpaid and public and private. Moreover, feminist economics analyses patriarchy and capitalism as interrelated forms of dominance. Against this background, questions arise about the distribution and disposal of property, income, power, knowledge and the human body.

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How to contribute/collaborate

For Individuals:

 

To suggest resources, either fill out the form or mail it to india@rethinkingeconomics.org

 

For Authors/Creators:

If you want your work, research, lectures, podcasts or websites, to be added to the repository, please mail to india@rethinkingeconomics.org.

For Organisation collaborations:: 


Please reach out to india@rethinkingeconomics.org for any collaboration perspectives, we can take it forward from there. 

What are the resources we are looking for?

 

Resources can be of any type - books, blog articles, research articles, lecture series, online courses, movies, podcasts, websites, reports, interviews, talks etc. 

 

Resources can be related to any of the following themes:


 

  • History of Economic Thought

  • Feminist Economics 

  • Institutional Economics

  • Complexity Economics

  • Economic Philosophy

  • Marxian Economics

  • Ecological Economics

  • Pluralist Movement

  • Intro to Heterodox Economics

  • Economic and Political Philosophy

  • Pluralist Movement

  • Indian Economic History

  • Post-Keynesian Economics

  • Behavioural  Economics

  • Evolutionary Economics

  • Neuroeconomics

  • Economics and Law

  • Critical Theory

  • Structural Economics

  • Development Economics

  • Austrian Economics

  • Pluralist Theories
     

Key emphasis is placed on the following:

  • Work by Global South scholars

  • Relevant for Indian/Global South context (the work can be by anyone and not necessarily a Global South scholar)

 

Important considerations while selecting a resource: 

1.  Relevance - We function under a disciplinary anchor. In the process of suggesting to us a resource for publishing, kindly check if it interfaces with the economy and provides economic knowledge. The resource can approach an economic issue or school of thought from a multiplicity of points of view but should, nevertheless, be a topic, method or theory that is related to an economic phenomenon, problem(s), practice(s), structure(s), and system(s), whether in existence, the past or the future. 

2.   Perspective - We want to explicitly showcase resources originating from authors belonging to the  Global South.  This would mean that we are actively looking for perspectives and topics that focus on the Global South or countries/issues in the Global South. We are also on a constant lookout for material authored/created by indigenous people and people of colour and, hence, are striving to go beyond topical areas like critical theory to find resources authored/created by people of colour and indigenous people. The aim of this resource database is to educate. We also understand that narratives matter, but please do not suggest resources that are casteist, racist, sexist or are written/created by problematic authors/creators as alternatives to these resources are always available.