Title: Teaching political economy for human rights

Authors: Manuel Couret Branco

Addresses: Departamento de Economia, University of Évora and CICP, Universidade de Évora, Largo dos Colegiais, 2, 7000, Évora, Portugal

Abstract: Teaching economics today, consists essentially in transmitting mainstream theory due the lack of pluralism and social focus in the academy. Furthermore, how economics is taught is also largely responsible for how economic information reaches citizens. If economics is to help advance human rights, the first step consists in decoding mainstream rhetoric; the second step in adopting an alternative discourse.

Keywords: political economy; human rights; teaching economics; mainstream economics; pluralism; language; textbooks.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPEE.2018.093424

International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 2018 Vol.9 No.3, pp.238 - 253

Received: 06 Sep 2017
Accepted: 12 Feb 2018

Published online: 25 Jul 2018 *

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