9. Rethinking Political Economy: the State & Pluralist Economics Teaching


States & Markets

The States and Markets Working Group welcomes submissions from scholars for two sessions:

Session I: The Concept of the State
One of the main aims of our working group is to explore the concept of the State in economic theory. Hence, for this call we encourage contributions on the following topics:

  • The concept of the State and its nature in the History of Economic Thought. 

  • Nation State as an institution that “intervenes” in the economy. Theoretical debates on how and why the State is conceived as separated from the economy.

  • Beyond the “public and private” dilemma, the commons social relationships as an alternative system. Debates on the “commons” and the role of the State.  

  • Nation states in contemporary capitalism: challenges and new theoretical insights, such as considering Global Innovation Networks, GVC, tax havens, vulture funds and other international institutions that try to limit the Nation State sovereignty.

  • Nation states and the theories of the world system: hierarchies and peripheral states.

Session II. The Pluralist Economics Teaching
As much of the work of studying the nature of states and markets takes place across different schools of economic thought, we want to explore the growing field of pluralist economics. We will welcome two different types of contributions for this session:

  • Presentations describing (or showing!) innovative ways to teach pluralist economics. Submissions on this track need not be full academic papers, but some sharable materials would be helpful.

  • Papers presenting research on pluralist economics itself. Curriculum reviews, surveys, histories of pluralist economics, and theoretical work on the foundations of pluralist economics are especially welcome.

Questions regarding this call can be directed to: Sergio Martín Páez (sergio.paez@ppge.ie.ufrj.br) - States and Markets Working Group