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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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141-150 of 187 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. Remapping Gender in the New Global Order

    Edited by Marjorie Griffin-Cohen, Janine Brodie

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book analyses changes in gender relations, as a result of globalization, in countries on the semi-periphery of power. Semi-periphery refers to those nations which are not drivers of change globally, but have enough economic and political security to have some power in determining their own...

    Published July 30th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Renaissance in Behavioral Economics

    Essays in Honour of Harvey Leibenstein

    Edited by Roger Frantz

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Economists working on behavioral economics have been awarded the Nobel Prize four times in recent years. This book explores this innovative area and in particular focuses on the work of Harvey Leibenstein, one of the pioneers of the discipline. The topics covered in the book include agency theory;...

    Published July 30th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Consumer Capitalism

    By Anastasios Korkotsides

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    An excellent addition to Routledge’s strong tradition of publishing exceptional books in heterodox economics, this innovative and groundbreaking volume draws on the work of Schumpeter, Marx and Sraffa, three of the most influential economists of all time. It bases value on a single, inwardly felt...

    Published July 27th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Economics, Ethics and the Market

    Introduction and Applications

    By Johan J. Graafland

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The primary aim of the text is to introduce the reader to the relationship between economics and ethics and to the application of economic ethics in the evaluation of the market. The reader will gain insight into: The ethical and methodological strategy of economics and criticism of the core...

    Published June 16th 2009 by Routledge

  5. The Core Theory in Economics

    Problems and Solutions

    By Lester Telser

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    An important tenet of game theory, core theory has nonetheless been all but ignored by the mainstream. Its basic premise is that individuals band together in order to promote their interests as much as possible. The return to an individual depends on competition among various coalitions...

    Published January 30th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Equilibrium in Economics

    Scope and Limits

    Edited by Valeria Mosini

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    General Equilibrium Theory, which became the dominating paradigm after the Second World War, is founded on the postulated existence, uniqueness, and stability of equilibrium in economic processes. Since then, the concept has come under sustained attack from all points of the heterodox...

    Published January 29th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Fiscal Decentralization and Local Public Finance in Japan

    By Nobuki Mochida

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The intergovernmental fiscal issue is highly relevant given the worldwide movement toward more decentralized governance in both industrial and developing countries. Over the course of five decades Japan has developed a robust system of decentralized governance. This book investigates...

    Published June 26th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Explorations in Economic Methodology

    From Lakatos to Empirical Philosophy of Science

    Edited by Roger E. Backhouse

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Roger Backhouse is a key figure in the field of economic methodology. Explorations in Economic Methodology both clarifies and responds to the issues raised by the literature and argues that methodology is an essential activity. Offering a constructive, but critical, response to the recent...

    Published September 17th 2007 by Routledge

  9. The Value of Marx

    Political Economy for Contemporary Capitalism

    By Alfredo Saad Filho

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Karl Marx's writings provide a uniquely insightful explanation of the inner workings of capitalism, which other schools of thought generally have difficulty explaining. From this vantage point, Marx's works can help to explain important features and economic problems of our age, and the limits of...

    Published September 17th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Culture and Politics in Economic Development

    By Volker Bornschier

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    In this important book, pre-eminent economic sociologist Volker Bornschier analyzes growth and development in the Old and New Worlds - the so-called 'developed' countries. He shows how sociological and political factors have a massive impact on economic change in those countries. The book is&...

    Published September 17th 2007 by Routledge