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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 186 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. Rationality and Explanation in Economics

    By Maurice Lagueux

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Economical questions indisputably occupy a central place in everyday life. In order to clarify these questions, people generally turn to those who are familiar with economics. In answering such legitimate questions, economists propose explanations which rest on a few principles among which the...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Political Economy and the New Capitalism

    Essays in Honour of Sam Aaronovitch

    Edited by Jan Toporowski

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Political Economy and the New Capitalism examines the relevance of Sam Aaronovitch's pioneering empirical studies of British capitalism in the light of modern developments. A wide range of problems are reviewed from industrial concentration today to the co-ordination of economic policies in Europe....

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Cognitive Developments in Economics

    By Salvatore Rizzello

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Cognitive Developments in Economics proposes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human problem solving, choice, decision-making and change, to explain economic transactions, and the nature and evolution of organisations and institutions. The book contributes to a large spectrum of...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 August 15th 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 August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Editing Economics

    Essays in Honour of Mark Perlman

    Edited by Professor Geoffrey Harcourt, Hank Lim, Ungsuh K. Park

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Mark Perlman was the founding editor of the Journal of Economic Literature and responsible for issues from 1969 until 1980 when he retired. He has also written and edited a number of books and articles, concentrating on aspects of the labour market, population growth, health economics, the...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Value, Distribution and Capital

    Edited by Gary Mongiovi, Fabio Petri

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book explores some of the most important themes in neo-Ricardian economics. It explores the many contributions of Pierangelo Garengnani to modern economics, including his work in capital theory, the theory of effective demand and stability analysis. Contributors include Paul Samuelson, John...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Of Synthetic Finance

    Three Essays of Speculative Materialism

    By Benjamin Lozano

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Synthetic finance revolutionizes materialism such that we can now create wealth in the process of universally distributing it. While financial innovation in global capitalism provided the conditions for the 2008 financial crisis, it has also engineered a set of financial technologies with universal...

    Published August 5th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Social Foundations of Markets, Money and Credit

    By Costas Lapavitsas

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Where does the power of money come from? Why is trust so important in financial operations? How does the swapping of gifts differ from the exchange of commodities? Where does self-interest stop and communal solidarity start in capitalist economies?These issues and many more are discussed in a...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Greek Capitalism in Crisis

    Marxist Analyses

    Edited by Stavros Mavroudeas

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Despite the depth of the Greek crisis, the exorbitant burdens placed upon the working people and the massive popular resistance movement to capitalist policies, there is a definite lack of consistently Marxist analyses of the Greek problem. International debates regarding the Greek crisis have been...

    Published July 8th 2014 by Routledge