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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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11-20 of 21 results in Routledge Advances in Social Economics
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. The Theory of the Individual in Economics

    Identity and Value

    By John B Davis

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    The concept of the individual and his/her motivations is a bedrock of philosophy. All strands of thought at heart come down to a particular theory of the individual. Economics, though, is guilty of taking this hugely important concept without questioning how we theorise it. This superb book...

    Published March 19th 2003 by Routledge

  6. The Social Economics of Health Care

    Edited by John B Davis

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    For too long now, the issue of health care reform has been dominated by the techniques of mainstream economics and the constant application of the tools of cost-benefit analysis to an area that does not suit it.Issues such as privacy, genetic testing and the allocation of organ transplants require...

    Published May 16th 2001 by Routledge

  7. Reclaiming Evolution

    By William Dugger, Howard J. Sherman

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    Howard Sherman and William M. Dugger engage in a dialogue on social evolution from Institutionalist and Marxist perspectives, each representing one side. Together they explore the way society develops using the equally radical, but very different approaches of Thorstein Veblen and Karl Marx....

    Published October 11th 2000 by Routledge

  8. Working Time

    International Trends, Theory and Policy Perspectives

    Edited by Deborah M. Figart, Lonnie Golden

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    Working time is a crucial issue for both research and public policy. This book presents the first comprehensive analysis of both paid and unpaid work time, integrating a unique discussion of overwork, underwork, shortening of the working week, and flexible work practices.Time at work is affected by...

    Published September 13th 2000 by Routledge

  9. The Human Firm

    A Socio-Economic Analysis of its Behaviour and Potential in a New Economic Age

    By John Tomer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    This book challenges mainstream neo-classical perspectives on the firm. John Tomer argues that in the age of globalization and rapid technological change, an understanding of business behaviour and government policy toward business requires an appreciation of the firm's human dimension. The Human...

    Published March 3rd 1999 by Routledge

  10. Economics for the Common Good

    Two Centuries of Economic Thought in the Humanist Tradition

    By Mark A Lutz

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    This textbook presents an introduction to the central issues of social economics. Building on a venerable social economics tradition, the book recommends a more rational economic order and proposes new principles of economic policy. The issues covered include: * the inadequacy of individualistic...

    Published February 24th 1999 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Music in the Marketplace: A Social Economics Approach
    By Samuel Cameron
    To Be Published March 18th 2015

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