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Commentary: the perils and promise of inter-paradigmatic dialogues on remunicipalisation

Commentary: the perils and promise of inter-paradigmatic dialogues on remunicipalisation

Lobina, Emanuele ORCID: 0000-0003-4774-0308 and Weghmann, Vera (2020) Commentary: the perils and promise of inter-paradigmatic dialogues on remunicipalisation. Journal of Economic Policy Reform. ISSN 1748-7870 (Print), 1748-7889 (Online) (In Press) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/17487870.2020.1810473)

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Abstract

Many epistemological perils of inter-paradigmatic dialogues originate from the ontological divides between schools of thought. Seeing through these cultural barriers does however offer the promise of inter-paradigmatic learning. This paper aims to suggest some basic conditions for seizing the learning opportunities that come from the competition, emulation, assimilation and regeneration of ideas across paradigms. It does so by looking at the case of the incipient dialogue between the heterodox and neoinstitutional traditions of remunicipalisation. These traditions diverge over the nature and societal implications of remunicipalisation as reverse privatisation. We thus identify three fundamental attributes of fruitful inter-paradigmatic dialogues: reflexivity as subjective predisposition to critical and self-critical inquiry within and across schools of thought; immanent critique as inquiry of the consistency between the beliefs and intentions held by the members of a school of thought and their intellectual practices; and, recursiveness as persistence in expanding learning opportunities through sustained inter-paradigmatic dialogue.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: remunicipalisation, public services, heterodox economics, neoinstitutional economics, inter-paradigmatic dialogues
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW)
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU)
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/29845

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