Coming Back from the Brink: Towards a Critical, Post-autistic Approach to Economics for Sustainability

  • Martin BruecknerEmail author
Part of the CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series (CSEG)


The much-maligned field of economics has long had an uneasy relationship with ethical and value-based concepts such as sustainability . This chapter shows how a shift towards teaching a heterodox, socially and ecologically literate economics that is also sensitive towards questions of power , equity and justice can help overcome the autism the dominant neoclassical school of economics is standing accused of. Such an approach may not only serve to make the field more attractive again to students but also to help restore its relevance within the sustainability context.


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  1. 1.Centre for Responsible Citizenship and SustainabilityMurdoch UniversityPerthAustralia

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