Building the New Canadian Political Economy

Chris Hurl, Benjamin Christensen


Since the late 1960s, the New Canadian Political Economy (NCPE) has played an important role in shaping the trajectory of the social sciences in Canada and informing the political goals and strategies of a range of progressive social movements. However, few studies have attempted to trace the history of the NCPE as a distinctive intellectual tradition or account for its place in consolidating a Left political milieu in Canada outside of Quebec. Exploring the NCPE as part of a wider Left formation, this article examines the role played by organic intellectuals in building this tradition.


New Canadian Political Economy, Left Formation, Organic Intellectuals

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Studies in Political Economy:
Online ISSN 1918-7033
Print ISSN 0707-8552