Of intellectual monocultures and the study of IPE

@article{McNamara2009OfIM,
  title={Of intellectual monocultures and the study of IPE},
  author={Kathleen R. McNamara},
  journal={Review of International Political Economy},
  year={2009},
  volume={16},
  pages={72 - 84}
}
  • K. McNamara
  • Published 16 February 2009
  • Economics
  • Review of International Political Economy
ABSTRACT The intellectual monoculture that we currently observe in American IPE, based upon an allegiance to liberalism, rationalism and quantitative methodology, is a misguided departure from the pluralism that once defined the discipline. This monoculture is evident in the way we currently train graduate students in IPE and in the gatekeeping practices of the leading international relations journals. Fortunately, there is a continued diversity of work appearing in other fora from that… 
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