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International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education
International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education


Special Issue on: "Marx and Marxism – Still Relevant After the Crisis?"

Guest Editor:
Dr. Dennis Badeen, York University, Canada.

Global capitalism is in the grips of the worst recession in 60 years. Mainstream economics has failed to devise effective solutions, instead offering trite, banal and failed policies, which not only lack imagination, but are setting the stage for a future crisis. No wonder many people are re-examining Marx to understand the current crisis and chart a way forward.

This special issue invites papers on the relevance of Marx and Marxism in an age of pluralism and global crisis. Its objective is to investigate the usefulness of Marx in understanding the crisis and in charting a way forward.

Subject Coverage
Suitable themes include but are not limited to:

  • Is Marxism still relevant?
  • How should we read Capital in the 21 st century?
  • How can we teach Marx to today‚Äôs students?
  • Is Marxism consistent with pluralism?
  • What is the Marxian Theory of Money and Finance?
  • What are the obstacles to teaching Marx?
  • Is Marxian value theory analytically useful in explaining the current crisis?
  • Who was Marx and what were his values?
  • Is Marxian value theory analytically useful in explaining the current crisis?
  • How can we use the insights of Marxism to help chart a path forward after the crisis?
  • How can Marxism more sharply elucidate the weaknesses of mainstream economics?
  • Marxism and the critique of contemporary capitalism.
  • What could we learn from a Marxian Freakonomics?
  • What aspects of Marxism can help build a pluralist economics?
  • Can meaningful synergy be attained between Marxist economics and other branches of heterodox economics?
  • Is Marxism consistent compatible with ecological sustainability?
  • Marx versus Sraffa: still relevant?
  • Should students learn marginal distribution theory or the labour theory of value? Or both?
  • How receptive is Marx in different parts of the world?
  • Are there cherished icons within Marxism that should be re-examined?

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page.

Important Dates

Deadline for abstracts: 1 November, 2012

Decisions announced: 1 December, 2012

Deadline for full papers: 1 May, 2013

Referees' reports sent by: 1 July, 2013

Final version of full papers due by: 15 August, 2013