The Desocialising of Economic Theory

@article{Jackson2013TheDO,
  title={The Desocialising of Economic Theory},
  author={W. Jackson},
  journal={ERN: Knowledge Management & Innovation (Topic)},
  year={2013}
}
  • W. Jackson
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • ERN: Knowledge Management & Innovation (Topic)
Purpose – The paper aims to show that economic theory has become “desocialised” and separated from social theory through the adoption of individualistic methods and neglect of social relations and structures. It also seeks to assess the upshot of these trends, as well as the prospects for reversing them. Design/methodology/approach – A historical overview traces how the social content of economic theory has diminished, considering the reasons why. This leads on to a wider evaluation of what… Expand
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