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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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