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Routledge Advances in Social Economics

Series Editor: John B Davis

This series presents new advances and developments in social economics thinking on a variety of subjects that concern the link between social values and economics. Need, justice and equity, gender, cooperation, work, poverty, the environment, class, institutions, public policy, and methodology are some of the most important themes. Among the orientations of the authors are social economist, institutionalist, humanist, solidarist, cooperativist, radical and Marxist, feminist, post-Keynesian, behaviorist, and environmentalist. The series offers new contributions from today’s most foremost thinkers on the social character of the economy. 

Publishes in conjunction with the Association of Social Economics.

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1-10 of 19 results in Routledge Advances in Social Economics
  1. Boundaries of Clan and Color

    Transnational Comparisons of Inter-Group Disparity

    Edited by William Darity, Ashwini Deshpande

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    Economic disparity between ethnic and racial groups is a ubiquitous and pervasive phenomenon internationally. Gaps between groups encompass employment, wage, occupational status and wealth differentials. Virtually every nation is comprised of a group whose material well-being is sharply depressed...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Global Social Economy

    Development, work and policy

    Edited by John B. Davis

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    This book addresses ‘global social economy’ which addresses the relation of capitalism to human flourishing, the role of international governance in the world economy, the transformation of work and use of time in internationalizing economies, cross-country developments in gender, poverty, and...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Poverty and Social Exclusion

    New Methods of Analysis

    Edited by Gianni Betti, Achille Lemmi

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    Poverty and inequality remain at the top of the global economic agenda, and the methodology of measuring poverty continues to be a key area of research. This new book, from a leading international group of scholars, offers an up to date and innovative survey of new methods for estimating poverty at...

    Published June 27th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Living Wage Movements

    Global Perspectives

    Edited by Deborah M. Figart

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    Living wage activism has spanned time and space, reaching across decades and national boundaries. Conditions generating living wage movements early in the twentieth century have resurfaced in the twenty-first century, only on a global scale: 'sweated' labour, macroeconomic instability, and job...

    Published September 11th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Economics of Social Responsibility

    The World of Social Enterprises

    Edited by Carlo Borzaga, Leonardo Becchetti

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    This book offers a rethinking of the burgeoning research on not-for-profit organizations and socially responsible economics. Adopting a comparative approach, the chapters explore and reinterpret the impact of social enterprises on the provision of general-interest services, work integration,...

    Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Capability Approach

    Development Practice and Public Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Edited by Francesca Panzironi, Katharine Gelber

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    This book provides a unique laboratory of ‘capabilities in practice’ in the Asia-Pacific region. It explores the application of the capability approach in development practice and public policy from a multidisciplinary perspective by bringing together scholars and practitioners from a wide range of...

    Published May 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  7. Ethics and the Market

    Insights from Social Economics

    By Betsy Jane Clary, Wilfred Dolfsma, Deborah M. Figart

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    Comprising cutting-edge work on the state of social economics today, this theoretically diverse book includes strong emphasis on the role of ethics, morality, identity, and society in economic theorizing. Much existing economic theory overlooks ethics. Rather than situating the market and values...

    Published November 27th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Financial Exclusion and the Poverty Trap

    Overcoming Deprivation in the Inner City

    By Pamela Lenton, Paul Mosley

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    The persistence of poverty hurts us all, and attacking poverty is a major policy objective everywhere. In Britain, the main political parties have an anti-poverty mandate and in particular an agreed commitment to eliminate child poverty by 2020, but there is controversy over how this should be done...

    Published October 18th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Political Economy of Consumer Behavior

    Contesting Consumption

    By Bruce Pietrykowski

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    Consumption forms a major part of people’s lives. As such, geographers, historians of technology and sociologists have devoted much attention to trying to figure out what makes consumption meaningful. By contrast, economists have been content to hold onto theories of consumption that depend on a...

    Published September 25th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Socio-economic Mobility and Low-status Minorities

    Slow roads to progress

    By Jacob Meerman

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    This book concentrates on ethnic minorities such as former slaves, outcastes and indigenous peoples dispossessed of homeland. These groups are universally without power, usually undereducated, and always victims of their fellow citizens. The book asks why these socially excluded groups remain at...

    Published August 16th 2011 by Routledge