Call for Papers: Economic Reasoning as Knowledge and Practice Authority

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Call for Papers: Economic Reasoning as Knowledge and Practice Authority

The research group ECORA (Aarhus University) invites interested scholars to submit extended abstracts (5 pages) on the history of economic rationalities and the struggles for authority between economic reasoning and other claims for knowledge- and practice-authority in Western thought. The final articles will be published as an anthology with the preliminarily title History of Economic Rationalities: Economic reasoning as knowledge and practice authority.

Our aim is to produce a high quality anthology on the intellectual history of economic thought. At a time in which many academic fields are becoming more and more specialized, we believe that one of the very merits of intellectual history is its ability to tell stories that tries to capture the wholeness of historical development. We thus encourage contributors to engage in attempts at writing broader historical narratives.

Abstracts must be submitted to one of four epochal sections of the anthology:

·         Early Modern, c. 1400-1700

·         The Enlightenment, c. 1700-1850

·         Industrial modernity, c. 1850-1970

·         Contemporary society, c. 1970-present

Please note that suggested contributions from participants in the conference ‘Economic Rationalities’, January 2014, as well as article proposals from contributors who did not attend the conference will be treated equally. All abstracts will be judged on the same basis: fit to the anthology and scientific quality.

Submission Guidelines:

Please submit your abstract proposals (max 2000 words) as a PDF file to Make sure to properly title your file like this: SURNAME_TITLE.PDF

The full article length is 4000 words all included. Please reduce the use of notes (use endnotes) to an absolute minimum. Double-space text and use font Times New Roman, size 12. Title should be in uppercase bold, subtitles in bold. For references use Harvard manual of style (Johnson 2012:32).

Deadline for extended abstracts: 1 May 2014 (feedback and decision on abstracts May 15th 2014).

If accepted, deadline for submission of full article is 1 October 2014.


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