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Volume One                                                                   Winter 1997-Spring 1998                                                               Numbers 1-2.

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    A VIEW AND REVIEW OF THE SOCIAL ECONO­MY: TOWARDS AN INTER-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH

 

    Surendra Arjoon

    Department of Management Studies

    The University of the West Indies

    St. Augustine, Trinidad

     Published online: December 15, 2016

 

     ABSTRACT

 

This article examines the limitations of tradi­tional economic analyses and proposes a multi-disciplinary model based on the social economy.  A discussion of social reconstruction and the role of the University is also presented.  One of the central themes addressed in this paper is the integration of the richness of social economics into the profession to strengthen the traditional model.  There is also a call for economics to move away from its abstractionist tendencies and back to concrete human realities, and to be based on an ethical foundation.

 

 

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