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Coming back from the brink: Towards a critical, Post-autistic approach to economics for sustainability

Brueckner, M. (2018) Coming back from the brink: Towards a critical, Post-autistic approach to economics for sustainability. In: Brueckner, M., Spencer, R. and Paull, M., (eds.) Disciplining the Undisciplined? Perspectives from Business, Society and Politics on Responsible Citizenship, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability. Springer International Publishing, pp. 135-153.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71449-3_9
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Abstract

The much-maligned field of economics has long had an uneasy relationship with ethical and value-based concepts such as sustainability. This chapter shows how a shift towards teaching a heterodox, socially and ecologically literate economics that is also sensitive towards questions of power, equity and justice can help overcome the autism the dominant neoclassical school of economics is standing accused of. Such an approach may not only serve to make the field more attractive again to students but also to help restore its relevance within the sustainability context.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School Of Business and Governance
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Copyright: 2018 Springer International Publishing AG
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/41762
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