An ‘academic debate that allows distinct approaches to engage with one another without presuming either that one must eventually “win” by dominating the other, or that anything goes’ (Plummer and Sheppard (2006) J. Econ. Geog. 6). A. Salanti and E. Screpanti, eds (1997) call for methodological pluralism in geographical economics, and Stokke (no date) Tidsskrift for geografene i Bergen depicts a pluralism of ‘neo-perspectives’ in development geography. Within radical geography, Amin and Thrift (2005) Antipode 37, 2 ‘map a pluralist and forward-looking position whose guiding principle is the promotion of emergence through the process of disagreement’. Smith (2005) Antipode 37, 5 sees pluralism as ‘the core politics of neo-critical geography’.
Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.