Challenging the Orthodoxy

Reflections on Frank Stilwell's Contribution to Political Economy

  • Susan K. Schroeder
  • Lynne Chester

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Contesting Ideas

  4. Teaching Political Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Andrew Mearman
      Pages 39-56
  5. Economic Inequality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Gaynor Macdonald, Danielle Spruyt
      Pages 101-127
    3. Georgina Murray, David Peetz
      Pages 129-148
  6. Economic Policies

  7. Cities and Regions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
  8. A Green Economy

  9. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Frank Stilwell
      Pages 257-270
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 271-274

About this book


Political economy focuses on issues that are fundamental to individual and collective well-being and rests on the proposition that economic phenomena do not occur in isolation from social and political processes. One leading Australian political economist is Frank Stilwell. Highlights of his work include concerns with the creation and use of wealth, inequalities between rich and poor, the spatial implications of economic growth, and the tensions between economic growth and the environment. Stilwell has been especially prominent in developing alternative economic policies, with seminal contributions to understanding the radical shift in Australian economic and social policies since the early 1980s. He has also been a leader in the teaching of political economy to many cohorts of first-year university students. This collection, spanning these themes, honours Stilwell’s contribution to Australian political economy after more than 40 years teaching at the University of Sydney. The book provides not only an opportunity to appreciate his contribution but also a greater understanding of these themes which remain of crucial contemporary relevance.​


Economic Policy Economic Thought Education and Teaching of Economics Environmental Sustainability Regional Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Susan K. Schroeder
    • 1
  • Lynne Chester
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political EconomyUniversity of SydneySydney NSWAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Political EconomyUniversity of SydneySydney, NSWAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-36120-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-36121-0
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