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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 196 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. The Systemic Nature of the Economic Crisis

    The perspectives of heterodox economics and psychoanalysis

    By Arturo Hermann

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The most prominent aspect of the current financial crisis is its systemic character which manifests itself in high levels of inequality, rampant unemployment, economic and social insecurity and environmental decay. This book explores the potential of a pluralistic and interdisciplinary approach for...

    To Be Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Social Fairness and Economics

    Economic Essays in the Spirit of Duncan Foley

    Edited by Lance Taylor, Armon Rezai, Thomas Michl

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This volume brings together papers inspired by the work of Duncan Foley, an extraordinarily productive economist who has made seminal contributions to a wide variety of areas. Foley’s work cannot be easily classified, but one thread that runs through it is a critical examination (along both ethical...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Financial Crisis, Labour Markets and Institutions

    Edited by Sebastiano Fadda, Pasquale Tridico

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book seeks to explain the global financial crisis and its wider economic, political, and social repercussions, arguing that the 2007-9 meltdown was in fact a systemic crisis of the capitalist system. The volume makes these points through the exploration of several key questions: What kind...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Economic Models for Policy Making

    Principles and Designs Revisited

    By Solomon Cohen

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Over the past decades, many different kinds of models have been developed that have been of use to policy makers, but until now the different approaches have not been brought together with a view to enhancing the systematic unification and evaluation of these models. This new volume aims to fill...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Marx and Living Labour

    By Laurent Baronian

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    From his early economic works on, Marx conceived the labour of any kind of society as a set of production activities and analysed the historical modes of production as specific ways of distributing and exchanging these activities. Political economy on the contrary considers the labour...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Political Economy of the Small Firm

    By Charles Dannreuther, Lew Perren

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    For many, small firms are everyday realities of the economy and visible in every high-street and industrial estate. Their existence and importance is unquestionable. Such beliefs are understandable, but the authors of this new book would suggest they are misguided. The Political Economy of the...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Charismatic Principle in Social Life

    Edited by Luigino Bruni, Barbara Sena

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Max Weber laid the foundations for the meaning of ‘charisma’ in modern secular usage. This new volume argues for the importance of the ‘charismatic principle’ in history, economics and society. This volume brings together a number of contributors at the cross section between economics, theology,...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  8. 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 16th 2015 by Routledge

  9. 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 9th 2015 by Routledge

  10. 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 12th 2015 by Routledge