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Teaching and Learning Repository for a Moral Political Economy

For generations universities have taught students to approach problems of moral and political economy primarily from the perspective of a specific discipline. This approach has many benefits, in drawing upon established methods, standards, and communities — but it also creates students who are highly skilled at thinking about certain aspects of moral and political economy and ignorant of others. Too few humanists possess sufficient understanding of the tools that social scientists use, too few social scientists have the capacity to assess their tools critically and contextually, and scholars who inhabit these different subcultures have difficulty sharing insights with one another. This problem must be solved in part through reimagining how these subjects are taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We have collected here some resources that will help scholars and teachers who want to explore ways to teach issues of moral and political economy across disciplines in an integrated, holistic, and intentional way — including an overview of existing interdisciplinary programs, a selection of syllabi that draw upon varying disciplinary perspectives, and links to digital resources that scholars have found useful in teaching courses on related themes.

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Syllabus Repository

The Syllabus Repository contains over 100 syllabi for courses that challenge students to innovate on existing moral political economic thought.

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Digital Resources

Our compilation of digital resources includes data libraries, oral history archives, and online forums aggregated neatly for ease of access.

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Academic Degrees and Programs

Here, the team has created a list of over 50 graduate and undergraduate programs whose requisites provide students with a holistic understanding of our society’s problem and innovative, interdisciplinary solutions.

Explore Further

The Teaching and Learning Repository for a Moral Political Economy is part of the program Creating a New Moral Political Economy, based in Stanford's Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS). Learn more about the CASBS program below.

Creating a New Moral Political Economy