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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 21 results in Routledge Advances in Social Economics
  1. The Economics of Values-Based Organisations

    An Introduction

    By Luigino Bruni, Alessandra Smerilli

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    This book looks at the governance of values-based organizations (VBOs), which are organizations with a mission and identity based on ideals. Examples of VBOs include non-profit organizations, charities, NGOs, environmental, educational or cultural organizations, and social enterprises. The main...

    Published July 28th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Elements of an Evolutionary Theory of Welfare

    Assessing Welfare When Preferences Change

    By Martin Binder

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    It has always been an important task of economics to assess individual and social welfare. The traditional approach has assumed that the measuring rod for welfare is the satisfaction of the individual’s given and unchanging preferences, but recent work in behavioural economics has called this into...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Social Economics

    Premises, Findings and Policies

    Edited by Edward O'Boyle

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    Social Economics is a way of thinking about economic affairs that begins with the philosphical foundations. It begins at this level, frequently overlooked by mainstream economists, to illustrate how critical premises are in the construction of an economy and the repair of a dysfunctional economy....

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Social Capital and Economics

    Social Values, Power, and Social Identity

    Edited by Asimina Christoforou, John B. Davis

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    This volume provides a collection of critical new perspectives on social capital theory by examining how social values, power relationships, and social identity interact with social capital. This book seeks to extend this theory into what have been largely under-investigated domains, and, at the...

    Published May 1st 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 28th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 12th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 30th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Music in the Marketplace: A Social Economics Approach
    By Samuel Cameron
    To Be Published March 1st 2015

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