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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. Economic Indeterminacy

    A personal encounter with the economists' peculiar nemesis

    By Yanis Varoufakis

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This volume is a collection of some of the best and most influential work of Yanis Varoufakis. The chapters all address the issue of economic indeterminacy, and the place of a socialized Homo Economicus within the economy. The book addresses Varoufakis’ key interpretation regarding the way in which...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Beyond Mainstream Explanations of the Financial Crisis

    Parasitic Finance Capital

    By Ismael Hossein-zadeh

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book provides a critique of the neoclassical explanations of the 2008 financial collapse, of the ensuing long recession and of the neoliberal austerity responses to it. The study argues that while the prevailing views of deregulation and financialization as instrumental culprits in the...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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 May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. A Political Economy of Contemporary Capitalism and its Crisis

    Demystifying Finance

    By Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos, John Milios, Spyros Lapatsioras

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The recent financial meltdown and the resulting global recession have rekindled debates regarding the nature of contemporary capitalism. This book analyses the ongoing financialization of the economy as a development within capitalism, and explores the ways in which it has changed the organization...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Urban and Regional Development Trajectories in Contemporary Capitalism

    By Flavia Martinelli, Frank Moulaert, Andreas Novy

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book re-evaluates a rich scientific heritage of space- and history-sensitive development theories and produces an integrated methodology for the comparative analysis of urban and regional trajectories within a globalized world. The main argument put forward is that current mainstream analyses...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Reconstructing Keynesian Macroeconomics Volume 2

    Integrated Approaches

    By Carl Chiarella, Peter Flaschel, Willi Semmler

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book represents the second 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. In this...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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 May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  8. 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 May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Civil Society, the Third Sector and Social Enterprise

    Governance and Democracy

    Edited by Jean-Louis Laville, Dennis R. Young, Philippe Eynaud

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    If the twentieth century was only focused on the complementarity and the opposition of market and state, the twenty-first century has now to deal with the prominence of the third sector, the emergence of social enterprises and other solidarity hybrid forms. The concept of civil society...

    Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Economies of Death

    Economic logics of killable life and grievable death

    Edited by Patricia Lopez, Kathryn A. Gillespie

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Economies of Death: Economic Logics of Killable Life and Grievable Death examines the economic logic involved in determining whose lives and deaths come to matter and why. Drawing from eight distinct case studies focused on the killability and grievability of certain humans, animals, and...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Market: Equilibrium, Stability, Mythology
    By Sydney N. Afriat
    To Be Published July 31st 2015
  2. Cognitive Developments in Economics
    By Salvatore Rizzello
    To Be Published August 21st 2015
  3. Economics, Culture and Development
    By Eiman Zein-Elabdin
    To Be Published September 21st 2015
  4. Inherited Wealth, Justice and Equality
    Edited by Guido Erreygers, John Cunliffe
    To Be Published September 28th 2015
  5. Paradigms in Political Economy
    By Kavous Ardalan
    To Be Published November 23rd 2015
  6. A Theory of Value
    By Luigi Pasinetti
    To Be Published December 1st 2015
  7. The Economics of Voting: Studies of self-interest, bargaining, duty and rights
    By Dan Usher
    To Be Published December 7th 2015
  8. Economics and Theology
    By Paul Oslington
    To Be Published January 1st 2016
  9. The Political Economy of Food and Finance
    By Ted P. Schmidt
    To Be Published January 1st 2016
  10. The Global Free Trade Error: The Infeasibility of Ricardo’s Comparative Advantage Theory
    By Ron Baiman
    To Be Published February 1st 2016

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