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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 196 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. Globalization and the Myths of Free Trade

    History, Theory and Empirical Evidence

    By Anwar Shaikh

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The world has become a human laboratory for the momentous social experiment called neoliberalism. Its proclaimed purpose is to reduce global poverty, its protocols are derived from the orthodox theory of competitive free markets and its policies are enforced by the full weight of the rich countries...

    Published March 5th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 December 10th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Inherited Wealth, Justice and Equality

    Edited by Guido Erreygers, John Cunliffe

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The core of the book consists of a selection of papers presented at an international workshop where researchers from a variety of fields and countries discussed the connections between inherited wealth, justice and equality. The volume is complemented by a few other papers commissioned by the...

    Published October 29th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Ownership Economics

    On the Foundations of Interest, Money, Markets, Business Cycles and Economic Development

    By Gunnar Heinsohn, Otto Steiger

    Edited by Frank Decker

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book presents the first full-length explanation in English of Heinsohn and Steiger's groundbreaking theory of money and interest, which emphasizes the role played by private property rights. Ownership economics gives an alternative explanation of money and interest, proposing that operations...

    Published October 29th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Support-Bargaining, Economics and Society

    A Social Species

    By Patrick Spread

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Support-Bargaining, Economics and Society links support-bargaining to Darwin's theory of natural selection and traces the implications of support-bargaining and money-bargaining across society. It provides a wholly different account of the functioning of human societies from anything that has gone...

    Published October 16th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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