18/3 – Political economy as an area of knowledge: A seminar by Dr Tim Thornton

Wednesday March 18, 12:30-1:30pm
La Trobe University, Bundoora, MARB 488

The nature of contemporary political economy and its likely prospects within Australian social science are the focus areas of this seminar. The initial discussion will be on how political economy (PE) articulates with politics, economics, philosophy, history, sociology and anthropology. The question is posed as whether PE is a sub-discipline of politics, a rival branch of economics or an academic discipline in its own right? Discussion will then turn to PE’s likely future within Australian social science.

The seminar should be of interest to any social scientist or philosopher who is interested in discussing how their own discipline relates to the study of economic phenomena. The seminar should also be of interest to those who wish to understand why ongoing global calls for greater plurality, and interdisciplinarity within contemporary economics have been generally unsuccessful thus far.
Tim Thornton
Dr Tim Thornton
Lecturer, Research Associate
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