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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. 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

  2. Growth Theory

    A Philosophical Perspective

    By Patricia Northover

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Since the 1980s, growth theory has re-emerged at the forefront of economic analysis and has prompted a rekindling of the debates on why growth rates differ. Drawing on recent developments in the philosophy of science, this book tackles the subject, developing novel critical perspectives on...

    Published December 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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

  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 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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 14th 2014 by Unknown