Rethinking Textbook

Economics is a broad and diverse discipline but most economics books only cover one way of thinking about the economy and how to study it. The Introductory Pluralist Economics Textbook provides an accessible introduction to 12 different approaches to economics: from Feminist and Ecological, to Marxist and Behavioural. Each chapter has been written specially for this book by leading experts in their field and aims to introduce the reader to an alternative approach to studying economics.

It is a ready-made companion text for students and teachers who want more exposure to the range of critical perspectives and new ideas within economics, not normally touched upon at the undergraduate level, and encapsulates our campaign; that students are better served when they are presented with a spectrum of economic ideas rather than just the dominant paradigm.

Many thanks to our wonderful editorial team of student Rethinkers; Liliann Fischer, Joe Hasell, J. Christoher Proctor, David Uwakwe, Zach Ward-Perkins and Catriona Watson, and the team at Routledge for all their support.

Watch the full video of the panel discussion at our book launch on our YouTube channel here.

The Rethinking Economics textbook is available to purchase here.

We have also developed pluralist workshop to accompany the book, allowing facilitators to introduce the book’s material to a wider audience. If you would like to run a workshop, all you will need is the group workshop booklet (download here) and the facilitator presentation slides. To access these and to get more details on how to run a workshop, please get in touch with Ross (



The chapter breakdown is as follows;

Institutional Economics Prof. Geoffrey Hodgson
Ecological Economics Prof. Clive Spash & Assistant Prof. Viviana Asara
Feminist Economics Prof. Susan Himmelweit
Marxist Economics Prof. Ben Fine & Prof. Alfredo Saad Filho
Post-Keynsian Economics Prof. Engelbert Stockhammer
Behavioural Economics Prof. Stephen Young
Cooperative Economics Prof. Molly Scott-Cato
Complexity Economics Prof. Alan Kirman
Austrian Economics Prof. Guido Hulsmann & Prof. Xavier Méra 


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