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Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

In recent years, there has been widespread criticism of mainstream economics. This has taken many forms, from methodological critiques of its excessive formalism, to concern about its failure to connect with many of the most pressing social issues. This series provides a forum for research which is developing alternative forms of economic analysis. Reclaiming the traditional 'political economy' title, it refrains from emphasising any single school of thought, but instead attempts to foster greater diversity within economics.

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1-10 of 195 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. Liberal Learning and the Art of Self-Governance

    Edited by Emily Chamlee-Wright

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Concerns over affordability and accountability have tended to direct focus away from the central aims of liberal learning, such as preparing minds for free inquiry and inculcating the habits of mind, practical skills, and values necessary for effective participation in civil society. The...

    Published February 15th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Market Drive and Governance

    Re-examining the Rules for Economic and Commercial Contest

    By Ralf Boscheck

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Corporate moves towards focused production and outsourcing, governmental reforms involving privatization and deregulation and the globalization of trade and investments promise large efficiency gains. However, the necessary coordination mechanisms call for regulatory approval and policy guidelines...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Future of Capitalism After the Financial Crisis

    The Varieties of Capitalism Debate in the Age of Austerity

    Edited by Richard Westra, Dennis Badeen, Robert Albritton

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The Future of Capitalism After the Financial Crisis: The Varieties of Capitalism Debate in the Age of Austerity contains thirteen world leading political economists writing from within eight different countries who critically analyze the current crisis tendencies of capitalism both globally and in...

    Published January 11th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Reconstructing Keynesian Macroeconomics Volume 3

    Macroeconomic Activity, Banking and Financial Markets

    By Carl Chiarella, Peter Flaschel, Willi Semmler

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book represents the third of three volumes offering a complete reinterpretation and restructuring of Keynesian macroeconomics and a detailed investigation of the disequilibrium adjustment processes characterizing the financial, the goods and the labour markets and their interaction. This book...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Structural Economics

    By Thijs ten Raa

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book aims to make the nature of input-output analysis in economics clearly accessible and, contrary to the opinion of many commentators, shows that this type of analysis can be compatible with the doctrines of neoclassical economics....

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Globalization and the Critique of Political Economy

    New Insights from Marx's Writings

    By Lucia Pradella

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The nature of the contemporary global political economy and the significance of the current crisis are a matter of wide-ranging intellectual and political debate, which has contributed to a revival of interest in Marx’s critique of political economy. This book interrogates such a critique within...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The European Union and Supranational Political Economy

    Edited by Riccardo Fiorentini, Guido Montani

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The financial crisis – originated in 2008 in the United States – had a dramatic impact on the world economy. The European Union was immediately involved, but its reaction to the crisis was clearly inadequate. The misgovernment of the European economy not only put at risk the European Monetary Union...

    Published December 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Mathematical Economics and the Dynamics of Capitalism

    Goodwin's Legacy Continued

    Edited by Peter Flaschel, Michael Landesmann

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Richard Goodwin was a pioneer in the use of mathematical tools to understand the dynamics of capitalist economies. This book contains contributions which focus on the rigorous extension of Goodwin’s modelling of macro-dynamics and the micro-structures underlying them, and also research with a wider...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  9. Exit from Globalization

    By Richard Westra

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Exit from Globalization moves from theory to practice: from questions of where incorrigible knowledge of substantive economic life derives and how that knowledge is put towards making a progressive, redistributive, eco-sustainable future of human flourishing. Westra discards at the outset views...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Unknown

  10. The Responsible Economy

    By Jefferson Frank

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    After the ‘financial crisis’ and ‘Great Recession’, some have called for replacing standard economic theory by heterodox models based upon behavioural approaches. The Responsible Economy argues that there is nothing wrong with economic theory. Instead, the problem has been a ‘devil’s pact’ of...

    Published November 2nd 2014 by Routledge