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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 189 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. The Cognitive Mechanics of Economic Development and Institutional Change

    By Bertin Martens

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book seeks to explain long-term economic development and institutional change in terms of the cognitive features of human learning and communication processes. Martens links individual cognitive processes to macroeconomic growth theories, including economies of scale and scope, and to theories...

    Published October 1st 2012 by Routledge

  2. The Price Index and its Extension

    A Chapter in Economic Measurement

    By Sydney N. Afriat

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The book is not an unrestricted survey engaging a vast and repetative literature, but a systematic treatise within clear boundaries, largely a document of Afriat's own work. The original motive of the work is to elaborate a concept of what really is a price index, which, despite some kind of...

    Published October 1st 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 19th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 18th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 13th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 12th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 12th 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 12th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 July 1st 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 30th 2012 by Routledge