|Title / Titel||The Notion of Responsibility and Power in Economics|
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|Summary / Zusammenfassung||“Responsibility” and “power” both are dealt with in a restricted form only in economics. A first goal is to investigate the corresponding limitation of the definition and application of these concepts. A second goal is to develop richer concepts to deal with questions of “responsibility” and “power” in economics. Of particular importance is to address not only actors related to questions of “power”, but also the institutional paths that transmit power through an economy.
The ultimate goal is to contribute to a critique and enrichment of the predominant neoclassical approach in economics. Thereby, it is of paramount importance to address these topics in a truly discursive and cooperative manner, based on a synthesis rather than opposition, on mutual understanding rather than prejudices. Thus, I will tightly relate my research to neoclassical economics as a reference frame.
|Publications / Publikationen||Muller, Adrian, 2011, Contributions of economics and ethics to an assessment of emissions trading, Preliminary version; Pre-publication excerpt from: Daniel Spreng, Thomas Flüeler, David L. Goldblatt and Jürg Minsch (Eds., 2011): Tackling Long-Term Global Energy Problems: The Contribution of Social Science. Series Environment & Policy, Vol. 52. Dordrecht, NL: Springer. http://www.springer.com/energy/book/978-94-007-2332-0Müller, Adrian, 2008, Corporate Social Responsibility Theories as Concretions of a Regulative Principle. Working Paper|
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Projektleitung und Kontakte
|Other links to external web pages||http://www.ethik.uzh.ch/ufsp/graduiertenprogramm/ma/adrianmueller.html|
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|Duration of Project / Projektdauer||Mar 2007 to Feb 2010|