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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 193 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. 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 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 5th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Capitalism and the Political Economy of Work Time

    By Christoph Hermann

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    John Maynard Keynes expected that around the year 2030 people would only work 15 hours a week. In the mid-1960s, Jean Fourastié still anticipated the introduction of the 30-hour week in the year 2000, when productivity would continue to grow at an established pace. Productivity growth slowed down...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Financial Cultures and Crisis Dynamics

    Edited by Bob Jessop, Brigitte Young, Christoph Scherrer

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The recent financial crisis exposed both a naïve faith in mathematical models to manage risk and a crude culture of greed that embraces risk. This book explores cultures of finance in sites such as corporate governance, hedge funds, central banks, the City of London and Wall Street, and small and...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Political Economy and Media Coverage of the European Economic Crisis

    the case of Ireland

    By Julien Mercille

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The European economic crisis has been ongoing since 2008 and while austerity has spread over the continent, it has failed to revive economies. The media have played an important ideological role in presenting the policies of economic and political elites in a favourable light, even if the latter’s...

    Published September 2nd 2014 by Routledge