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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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11-19 of 19 results in Routledge Advances in Social Economics
  1. 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 April 25th 2010 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. The Environmental Consequences of Growth

    Steady-State Economics as an Alternative to Ecological Decline

    By Douglas Booth

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    This book presents a new perspective on the link between economic growth and environmental change. All the key issues in environmental economics are covered, including: * industry, creation and environmental change * air, water and toxic pollution * economic growth and the limits of environmental...

    Published December 31st 1997 by Routledge

  9. 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 March 13th 1996 by Routledge