The Review of Political Economy invites contributions that explore the many relationships between economics and sociology.
These two social sciences share common goals and methods, as well as common roots. Many well-known economists (Schumpeter, Walras and Pareto) and many well-known sociologists (Durkheim, Weber) have claimed that these disciplines need to cooperate with each other in order to investigate the real world more thoroughly. Furthermore, these scholars have done a great deal of work encompassing both disciplines.
Yet growing specialization has driven a wedge between economics and sociology, with each discipline losing the insights that can be had from the other discipline. We seek to encourage greater interaction between economics and sociology, thereby narrowing the current gap between these two disciplines.
Towards this end, the Review of Political Economy will run a symposium containing several papers that discuss topics of interest to both disciplines and related to the relationship between them—showing what they can learn from each other, how they can benefit from using insights from the other discipline, and how insights from one discipline can help us understand some issue or problem in the other (or that both disciplines are concerned about).
Proposals can be diverse in nature (empirical, theoretical, historical, methodological); and we welcome contributions from various theoretical backgrounds and approaches. Some topics that might be explored are monetary issues, class relations, the role of the state, the global financial crisis, income distribution, the concept of power, how economic forces influence society, how social forces affect economic behavior and outcomes, the concept of authority and the limits to capitalism’s growth imperative.
Please send us an email before November 30, 2017 informing us of your interest in submitting a paper.
And please note the following deadlines:
Deadline for submitting an abstract: January 31, 2018
Deadline for submitting your paper: August 31, 2018
All correspondence should be addressed to: Steven Pressman (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Guillaume Vallet (email@example.com). All papers will have to go through the usual double-blind review process.