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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 198 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  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 May 1st 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. 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...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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