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Umbrella Groups

The International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics (ICAPE): a consortium of over 30 groups in economics working cooperatively to maintain diversity and innovation in methods, approaches, policy analyses, and higher education in the profession.

US Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE): provides a holistic and comprehensive venue for the educational challenge of communicating the scope of the economic, social and environmental crises we as a nation are facing (causing) and the policy options we have available for dealing with them. Plays a key role in helping to set the US Ecological Economic research agenda, in communicating the development of effective economic, social and environmental policies and highlighting successful community projects.

Feminist Economics

International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE): A non-profit organization advancing feminist inquiry of economic issues and educating economists and others on feminist points of view on economic issues.

Institutional and Evolutionary Economics

Association For Evolutionary Economics (AFEE): an international organization of economists and other social scientists devoted to analysis of economics as evolving, socially constructed and politically governed systems. The intellectual heritage of AFEE is that of the Original Institutional Economics (OIE) created and developed by early twentieth-century economists such as Thorstein Veblen, John R. Commons, and Wesley Mitchell.

Association For Institutional Thought (AFIT): intistitutionalist group with an annual conference and a commitment to heterodox undergraduate economics education.

European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE): formed to promote evolutionary, dynamic and realistic approaches to economic theory and policy. Instead of the over-formalistic and often empty theorising of orthodox economics, the aim is to bring together the ideas of a number of theorists and theoretical traditions, and to help to develop a more realistic approach to theory and policy.

Marxist and Radical Economics

Rethinking Marxism, with a web site -- http://www.rethinkingmarxism.org/cms/

Conference of Socialist Economists: an international, democratic membership organisation committed to developing a materialist critique of capitalism, unconstrained by conventional academic divisions between subjects.

Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE): an interdisciplinary association devoted to the study, development,and application of radical political economic analysis to social problems. URPE presents a continuing critique of the capitalist system and all forms of exploitation and oppression while helping to construct a progressive social policy and create socialist alternatives.

Social Economics

Association for Social Economics (ASE): formed to advance scholarly research and writing about the great questions of economics, human dignity, ethics, and philosophy. Members seek to explore the ethical foundations and implications of economic analysis, along with the individual and social dimensions of economic problems, and to help shape economic policy that is consistent with the integral values of the person and a humane community.

Socio Economics

Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE): socio-economics begins with the assumption that economics is not a self-contained system, but is embedded in society, polity, and culture. Socio-economics regards competition as a subsystem encapsulated within a societal context that contains values, power relations, and social networks.