Challenging the Orthodoxy: The Contributions of Frank Stilwell to Political Economy

  • Susan K. SchroederEmail author
  • Lynne Chester


After more than 30 years of existence the neoliberal paradigm is being questioned as a viable approach to economic and social policies. A key question is, if it were to be replaced, what could it be replaced by? To date this is a question that has generated considerable debate without a definitive answer. However, what seems clear is that, broadly speaking, there are two possible paths—an even greater reliance on ‘free’ markets or a shift towards greater social cooperation.


Political Economy Economic Inequality Emission Trading Scheme Green Economy Economic Idea 
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  1. Butler, G., Jones, E., & Stilwell, F. (2009). Political economy now!: The struggle for alternative economics at the University of Sydney. Sydney: Darlington Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political Economy,University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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