July 2016: Congratulations to Kevin Albertson who has been made a professor.
February 2016: A co-authored paper by Dr Kevin Albertson entitled The Role of Humanities and Social Sciences in Forming and Informing Responses to Comtemporary Social Change [draft] has been accepted for publication in The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Civic and Political Studies. (Now available on Research Gate.)
February 2016: A co-authored paper by Dr Kevin Albertson entitled The Role of Humanities and Social Sciences in Forming and Informing Responses to Comtemporary Social Change [draft] has been accepted for publication in The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Civic and Political Studies.
November 2015: ‘Cuts could increase the deficit,’ says Dr Kevin Albertson in an opinion piece for City AM.
June 2015: Congratulations to Dr Dimitrios Syrrakos, who has been shortlisted for the Unsung Hero award in the MMU Staff Awards 2015.
The Pluralist Political Economy cluster aims to encourage and support research into the broad breadth of economic issues within a wide range of perspectives.
MMU’s Economics area has a long established reputation for alternative or heterodox economics which sets us apart from other economics departments at more ‘mainstream’ universities. Importantly we maintain our distinctiveness, particularly at a time of economic crisis, with our continuing emphasis and development of such pluralism.
The original members of staff were predominately from the Accounting, Finance & Economics (AFE) department within MMU Business School, but also included staff from MMU Cheshire and the Department of History.
Members of the cluster have also been involved with various academic groups such as the History of Economic Thought (HET) society and the European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET), as well as the Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE). We hope to stage an annual conference for one of these groups at MMU Business School by 2016.
Members of the group have also been actively involved with the interdisciplinary Hellenic Portal, which was initiated to liaise with Greek academics, businesses and other agencies in order to support their efforts towards recovery. There are also close links with the Eomics blog (set up by academics within the Economic, Politics and Sociology departments at Manchester Metropolitan University).