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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 199 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. Economic Theory and Social Change

    Problems and Revisions

    By Hasse Ekstedt, Angelo Fusari

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book is a discourse on modelling Man in a social context. Its focus is on economic main-stream theory in its capacity to handle basic problems such as uncertainty, social dynamics and ethics. The point of departure is a systematic critique of the specific methodology of economics and its...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Freedom, Responsibility and Economics of the Person

    By Jérôme Ballet, Damien Bazin, Jean-Luc Dubois, François-Régis Mahieu

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The capability approach has developed significantly since Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998. It is now recognised as being highly beneficial in the analysis of poverty and inequality, but also in the redefinition of policies aimed at improving the well-being of...

    Published July 26th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Against Utility-Based Economics

    On a Life-Based Approach

    By Anastasios S. Korkotsides

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Utility-based theory and the fallback choice-theoretic framework are shown to be biased, irremediably flawed and misleading. A radically different theory of value and of consumer behaviour is proposed based on existential interpretations of scarcity, value and self-interest. For self-conscious...

    Published June 25th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Uncertainty in Economic Theory

    Edited by Itzhak Gilboa

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This volume brings together important papers, coupled with new introductions, in the massively influential area of uncertainty in economic theory. Seminal papers are available together for the first time in book format, with new introductions and under the steely editorship of Itzhak Gilboa - this...

    Published May 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  5. Social Costs and Public Action in Modern Capitalism

    Essays Inspired by Karl William Kapp's Theory of Social Costs

    By Wolfram Elsner, Pietro Frigato, Paolo Ramazzotti

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The Social Costs approach to the globalised capitalist market economy has gained new relevance in recent years. The present situation is one of widespread and increasing deterioration of the social, cultural, democratic, and environmental frameworks of advanced capitalist market societies. This...

    Published March 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  6. Clinton and Blair

    The Political Economy of the Third Way

    By Flavio Romano

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The former President of the United States, Bill Clinton and, at the time of publication, still current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair have described their style of government as a ‘Third Way’. In this important and timely book, Flavio Romano identifies and clarifies the...

    Published March 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Modern Applications of Austrian Thought

    Edited by Jürgen G. Backhaus

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Austrian economics is often criticized as being hostile to empirical research and seen purely as an ideology. In contrast, the purpose of this book is to show that Austrian economics provides an interesting approach to most conceivable subjects in economics. Edited by Jürgen G. Backhaus, this...

    Published March 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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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