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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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91-100 of 186 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. Choice in Everyday Life

    Individuals, Incommensurability and Democracy

    By Robert Urquhart

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Social choice and decision-making are key topics in economic theory and Robert Urquhart delves into the world of philosophy in this superb new book....

    Published September 18th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Architectures of Economic Subjectivity

    The Philosophical Foundations of the Subject in the History of Economic Thought

    By Sonya Scott

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The history of European economic thought has long been written by those seeking to prove or disprove the truth-value of the theories they describe. This work takes a different approach. It explores the philosophical groundwork of the theoretical structure within which economic subjects are...

    Published September 17th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Flawed Foundations of General Equilibrium Theory

    Critical Essays on Economic Theory

    By Frank Ackerman, Alejandro Nadal, Kevin P. Gallagher

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book, as the title suggests, explains how General equilibrium, the dominant conceptual framework in mainstream economics, describes a perfectly impossible world. Even with its counterfactual assumptions taken for granted, it fails on many levels. Under the impressive editorship of Ackerman and...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Struggle Over Work

    The 'End of Work' and Employment Alternatives in Post-Industrial Societies

    By Shaun Wilson

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The future of work in advanced industrial democracies is the subject of intense debate and public concern. Despite predictions that working hours would fall and leisure time would rise as society progressed, the opposite has in fact occurred. This new book contains a twofold investigation into 'the...

    Published September 11th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Rethinking Capitalist Development

    Essays on the Economics of Josef Steindl

    Edited by Tracy Mott, Nina Shapiro

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This collection honours the work of the eminent economist Josef Steindl. Steindl's work is illuminated through a critical appraisal of its central constructs with a focus on its relevance to current economic conditions. This collection charts the thinking of one of the leading economic theorists of...

    Published September 11th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Individualism and the Social Order

    The Social Element in Liberal Thought

    By Charles McCann

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Liberalism is typically misconceived as a philosophy of individualism, which cannot accept that man exists in society and that man's values are shaped by that society.This book attempts to identify the role of community and society in the political and social thought of leading liberal social...

    Published September 11th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Political Economy of Human Rights

    Rights, Realities and Realization

    By Bas de Gaay Fortman

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Political Economy of Human Rights is the first complete text covering and discussing human rights from a political economy perspective. Confronting international human rights with both global and local economic-political realities, this book entails a full shake-up of the UN led mission for human...

    Published June 30th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Inequality and Power

    The Economics of Class

    By Eric A. Schutz

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book is about the causes and consequences of economic inequality in the advanced market economies of today. It is commonplace that in market systems people choose their own individual economic destinies, but of course the choices people make are importantly determined by the alternatives...

    Published June 29th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Macroeconomic Theory and Economic Policy

    Essays in Honour of Jean-Paul Fitoussi

    Edited by K. Vela Velupillai

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Jean-Paul Fitoussi needs no introduction as one of the world's foremost Macroeconomists of his generation. This celebration of his work includes contributions from Nobel Prize - winning economists Robert W. Clower and Robert Solow as well as Olivier Blanchard and leading economic theorist, Edmond...

    Published June 28th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Capital Controversy, Post Keynesian Economics and the History of Economic Thought

    Essays in Honour of Geoff Harcourt, Volume One

    Edited by Philip Arestis, Gabriel Palma, Malcolm Sawyer

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Harcourt has made substantial and wide-ranging contributions to economics in general, and to post Keynesian economics in particular. In this volume more than forty leading economists pay tribute to and critically evaluate his work. The contributors represent a wide range of schools in economics,...

    Published June 21st 2012 by Routledge