Meta-theory as a uniting framework for economics and global political economy

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Political Science en
dc.contributor.author Lainà, Patrizio
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-17T08:12:01Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-17T08:12:01Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Lainà , P 2018 , ' Meta-theory as a uniting framework for economics and global political economy ' , Journal of critical realism. , vol. 17 , no. 3 , pp. 221-232 . https://doi.org/10.1080/14767430.2018.1483622 en
dc.identifier.issn 1476-7430
dc.identifier.other PURE: 109337441
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dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85049576471
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000445342200002
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-6002-0087/work/49703185
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/250867
dc.description.abstract This paper discusses the differences between orthodox and heterodox economics as well as between American and British Global Political Economy (GPE). It is found that the main differences within both disciplines are related to meta-theoretical premises. However, meta-theory turns out to be also a uniting factor between disciplines. Orthodox economics and American GPE mostly share positivist meta-theory, while heterodox economics and British GPE are largely based on critical realist meta-theory. Instead of building bridges within disciplines, it is suggested that it would be more feasible to combine some parts of orthodox economics with American GPE and some parts of heterodox economics with British GPE. This paper also discusses the role of mathematics in economics, critically assessing Tony Lawson's claim that there is no place for mathematical modelling in heterodox economics. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject 511 Economics en
dc.subject 517 Political science en
dc.subject 611 Philosophy en
dc.title Meta-theory as a uniting framework for economics and global political economy en
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/14767430.2018.1483622
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