Political Economy: What's in a Name?

Authors

  • Paresh Chattopadhyay

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-025-11-1974-04_3

Keywords:

Political Economy

Abstract

The expression "political economy" is becoming increasingly fashionable in English-speaking countries (on the continent of Europe it has always been in use). It is being set up mostly as a standard of revolt against so-called "orthodox" economics. But the meaning being given to the expression is far from clear. Surely it cannot merely be a question of opposing the term "economics" to the term "political economy." What follows is an attempt—admittedly sketchy—to raise some of the issues involved.

Published

1974-04-03

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