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Söderbaum, P. (2020). Ecological economics in research and teaching: A matter of theoretical and ideological perspective. In: Decker, Samuel, Wolfram Elsner and Svenja Flechtner (Ed.), Principles and Pluralist Approaches in Teaching Economics: Towards a Transformative Science (pp. 138-151). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ecological economics in research and teaching: A matter of theoretical and ideological perspective
2020 (English)In: Principles and Pluralist Approaches in Teaching Economics: Towards a Transformative Science / [ed] Decker, Samuel, Wolfram Elsner and Svenja Flechtner, London: Routledge, 2020, p. 138-151Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Present development trends are unsustainable in important respects. Reference can be made to a failure in governance. Behind governance is neoclassical economics as a mainstream conceptual framework and neoliberalism as ideology. It can be argued that neoclassical theory in its monopoly position and that neoliberalism with its extreme beliefs in markets has failed.

Pluralism in economics education is a first step. We need a new conceptual framework in economics education, new ideas about the concept of economics, about individuals, organizations, markets, decision-making, assessment of public projects, sustainability politics and institutional change. An attempt in this direction is presented in the chapter.

It is not an easy task to organize and implement courses and programs in ecological economics at a university where economics and business management departments are largely locked into traditional ideas of their disciplines. Some experiences from 10 years of ecological economic education in Sweden are presented.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2020
Series
Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics
Keywords
sustainable development, neoclassical economics, institutional economics, pluralism, economics education
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-46195 (URN)978-1-138-03768-7 (ISBN)978-1-315-17773-1 (ISBN)
Projects
Ekologisk ekonomi - ekonomi för hållbar utveckling
Note

Boken finnns sedan någon månad dvs från 2019 men i bokens första sidor anges 2020 som utgivningsår.

Boken finns både i hardback format och som e-book.

Available from: 2019-11-27 Created: 2019-11-27 Last updated: 2019-12-18Bibliographically approved
Söderbaum, P. (2019). Ecological economics: Redefining economics for democracy and sustainability. In: Victor A. Beker (Ed.), Alternative Approaches to Economic Theory: Complexity, Post-Keynesian and Ecological Economics (pp. 207-221). NewYork: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ecological economics: Redefining economics for democracy and sustainability
2019 (English)In: Alternative Approaches to Economic Theory: Complexity, Post-Keynesian and Ecological Economics / [ed] Victor A. Beker, NewYork: Routledge, 2019, p. 207-221Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Ecological economics can broadly be understood as "economics for sustainable development". It is suggested that mainstream neoclassical economics, while having a role as part of a pluralist perspective, is not enough in our attempts to deal constructively with climate change and other elements of the sustainability challenge. Economics need to be framed in alternative ways and the close to monopoly position of neoclassical theory abandoned.

In the present chapter, the focus of neoclassical theory on the monetary dimension, so called "monetary reductionism", is questioned and multidimensional analysis of a particular kind, positional analysis, recommended. It is furthermore argued that economics, wheter neoclasssical or other, is always political economics. Values and ideological orientations are necessarily involved. This in turn suggests that democracy has to be taken seriously in defining economics and in economic analysisi. It is proposed that economics is defined as "multidimensional management of resources in a democratic society". Individuals and organizations are understood as political actors and are assumed to be guided by their ideoloogical orientation or mission. Strengthening democracy is judged to be one among paths to a sustainable national and global society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
NewYork: Routledge, 2019
Series
Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
Keywords
ecological economics, sustainable development, redefining economics, democracy, pluralism, paradigm coexistence, political economic person, political economic organisation, ideological orientation, mission, inertia, irreversibility, Cost-benefit analysis, Positional analysis
National Category
Social Sciences Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45197 (URN)978-0-367-07601-6 (ISBN)978-0-429-02151-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-09-11 Created: 2019-09-11 Last updated: 2019-09-20Bibliographically approved
Söderbaum, P. (2019). Economics and democracy for sustainability politics. International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 10(1), 91-102
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2019 (English)In: International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, ISSN 1757-5648, E-ISSN 1757-5656, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 91-102Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The challenges of sustainable development are multidimensional and involve all actors in society. To match this challenge economics is defined in a new way as ‘multidimensional management of resources in a democratic society’. It is argued that present unsustainable patterns raise issues of possible paradigm failure, ideology failure, and democracy failure. A political economics approach is suggested where individuals and organisations are understood in political terms. ‘Ideology’ and ‘ideological orientation’ are proposed as essential concepts in an alternative theoretical framework for economics and sustainability politics. A method for sustainability assessment compatible with democracy is proposed. It is finally discussed how our chances to deal successfully with climate change may be improved by systematically developing alternatives to the neoclassical paradigm and ideology.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Inderscience Enterprises Ltd., 2019
Keywords
Democracy, Economics, Economics education, Ideology, Multidimensional, Paradigm, Paradigm coexistence, PEP, Pluralism, Political economic organisation, Political economic person, Positional analysis, Sustainability assessment, Sustainability politics, Sustainable development, UN sustainable development goals
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-46558 (URN)10.1504/IJPEE.2019.098174 (DOI)2-s2.0-85062730559 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-12-16 Created: 2019-12-16 Last updated: 2019-12-16Bibliographically approved
Söderbaum, P. (2018). Bredda perspektiven. Upsala Nya Tidning (19 februari), pp. A5
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2018 (Swedish)In: Upsala Nya Tidning, ISSN 1104-0173, no 19 februari, p. A5-Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-38801 (URN)
Available from: 2018-03-01 Created: 2018-03-01 Last updated: 2019-10-01Bibliographically approved
Daly, H., Galtung, J. & Söderbaum, P. (2017). A transdisciplinary perspective. In: Transformative Ecological Economics: Process Philosophy, Ideology and Utopia: (pp. 104-115). Taylor and Francis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A transdisciplinary perspective
2017 (English)In: Transformative Ecological Economics: Process Philosophy, Ideology and Utopia, Taylor and Francis , 2017, p. 104-115Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor and Francis, 2017
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-36148 (URN)10.4324/9781315205434 (DOI)2-s2.0-85021995871 (Scopus ID)9781351794015 (ISBN)9781138637764 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-07-27 Created: 2017-07-27 Last updated: 2017-07-27Bibliographically approved
Söderbaum, P. (2017). Democracy as a lead concept in dealing with unsustainable development. In: Positional Analysis for Sustainable Development: Reconsidering Policy, Economics and Accounting (pp. 1-15). Taylor and Francis Inc.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Democracy as a lead concept in dealing with unsustainable development
2017 (English)In: Positional Analysis for Sustainable Development: Reconsidering Policy, Economics and Accounting, Taylor and Francis Inc. , 2017, p. 1-15Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor and Francis Inc., 2017
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-46646 (URN)2-s2.0-85020962589 (Scopus ID)9781315206769 (ISBN)9781138634503 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-01-03 Created: 2020-01-03 Last updated: 2020-03-02Bibliographically approved
Söderbaum, P. & Brown, J. (2017). Democracy, sustainability and positional analysis. In: Positional Analysis for Sustainable Development: Reconsidering Policy, Economics and Accountin (pp. 127-136). Taylor and Francis Inc.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Democracy, sustainability and positional analysis
2017 (English)In: Positional Analysis for Sustainable Development: Reconsidering Policy, Economics and Accountin, Taylor and Francis Inc. , 2017, p. 127-136Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor and Francis Inc., 2017
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-46650 (URN)2-s2.0-85020982166 (Scopus ID)9781315206769 (ISBN)9781138634503 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-01-03 Created: 2020-01-03 Last updated: 2020-01-03Bibliographically approved
Brown, J., Söderbaum, P. & Dereniowska, M. (2017). Foreword. In: Positional Analysis for Sustainable Development: Reconsidering Policy, Economics and Accounting (pp. ix-x). Taylor and Francis Inc.
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2017 (English)In: Positional Analysis for Sustainable Development: Reconsidering Policy, Economics and Accounting, Taylor and Francis Inc. , 2017, p. ix-xChapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor and Francis Inc., 2017
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-46651 (URN)2-s2.0-85021013292 (Scopus ID)9781315206769 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-01-03 Created: 2020-01-03 Last updated: 2020-01-03Bibliographically approved
Söderbaum, P. (2017). Fundamentals of sustainability economics and positional analysis. In: Positional Analysis for Sustainable Development: Reconsidering Policy, Economics and Accounting (pp. 16-21). Taylor and Francis Inc.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fundamentals of sustainability economics and positional analysis
2017 (English)In: Positional Analysis for Sustainable Development: Reconsidering Policy, Economics and Accounting, Taylor and Francis Inc. , 2017, p. 16-21Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor and Francis Inc., 2017
Series
Positional Anal. for Sustain. Dev.: Reconsidering Policy, Econ. and Account.
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-46645 (URN)2-s2.0-85021047287 (Scopus ID)9781315206769 (ISBN)9781138634503 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-01-03 Created: 2020-01-03 Last updated: 2020-01-03Bibliographically approved
Söderbaum, P. (2017). Mainstream economics and alternative perspectives in a political power game. In: Positional Analysis for Sustainable Development: Reconsidering Policy, Economics and Accountin (pp. 22-28). Taylor and Francis Inc.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mainstream economics and alternative perspectives in a political power game
2017 (English)In: Positional Analysis for Sustainable Development: Reconsidering Policy, Economics and Accountin, Taylor and Francis Inc. , 2017, p. 22-28Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor and Francis Inc., 2017
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-46648 (URN)2-s2.0-85020955589 (Scopus ID)9781315206769 (ISBN)9781138634503 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-01-03 Created: 2020-01-03 Last updated: 2020-01-03Bibliographically approved
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