Peter Söderbaum: From Technocracy to Democracy: Are Ecological Economists Part of a Social Movement for Sustainable Development?

In response to the present multi-facetted crisis there are protests and social movements. Also economists and other scientists respond in one way or other to what they perceive. Economists are not neutral observers of various phenomena but actors as part of society. “Values are always with us” (Myrdal 1978) as researchers and educators. Individuals (whether identifying themselves as economists or not) will be looked upon as political economic persons guided by their ideological orientations. Normal imperatives of democracy are relevant also for universities and departments of economics. Please click here

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