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At the Edge of Camelot: Debating Economics in Turbulent Times

Donald W. Katzner


This book tells the story of an academic department that underwent rapid, wrenching changes at a time and in a place that one would not have expected them to have occurred. The time was the late 1960s through the 1970s and the place was a US public university heavily dependent on state funding. The Cold War was raging, the US public was fearful of communism and the Soviet Union, and politicians were speaking to these fears for political ends. And the Economics Department at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst was in turmoil. In this environment a significant proportion of that departmen ... More

Keywords: Economics Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, radical political economics, political activism, Samuel Bowles, James Kindahl

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199765355
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765355.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald W. Katzner, author
University of Massachusetts Amherst
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