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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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151-160 of 187 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. Neoliberalism: National and Regional Experiments with Global Ideas

    Edited by Ravi K. Roy, Arthur T Denzau, Thomas D. Willett

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Critics of globalization often portray neoliberalism as an extremist laissez-faire political-economic philosophy that rejects government any sort of government intervention in the domestic economy. Like most over-used terms, it is more complicated than this introductory sentence suggests. This...

    Published September 1st 2007 by Routledge

  2. Macroeconomic Foundations of Macroeconomics

    By Alvaro Cencini

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Contrary to common belief, macroeconomics is not merely a theory of aggregates, and cannot be constructed from individual behaviour. Both nationally and internationally, there are economic laws that are logically independent of economic agents’ behaviour. These are the macroeconomic foundations of...

    Published July 28th 2005 by Routledge

  3. Capitalism

    By Victor D. Lippit

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This imaginative and ambitious book rethinks the nature of capitalism. Lippit, a leading heterodox economist in the USA, here delivers a comparative study of different forms of capitalism. He first critically examines the three main capitalist prototypes: * the Anglo-American, market-driven...

    Published April 25th 2005 by Routledge

  4. Reduction, Rationality and Game Theory in Marxian Economics

    By Bruce Philp

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book examines the main areas of interest in Marxian economics, paying particular attention to class conflict, analytical Marxism and game theory. Very few books can claim to cover the areas that this book does with such clarity, academic rigour and originality. Its study of game theory and...

    Published October 28th 2004 by Routledge

  5. The New Institutional Economics of Corruption

    By Johann Graf Lambsdorff, Markus Taube, Matthias Schramm

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book constitutes a thorough analysis of the phenomenon of corruption, as seen from the perspective of New Institutional Economics - one of the most influential new schools of thought in the social sciences of the past decade....

    Published September 16th 2004 by Routledge

  6. Involuntary Unemployment

    By Michel de Vroey

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The Great Depression of the 1930s with its dramatic unemployment rates was one of the most striking economic events of the past century. It shook economists' beliefs in the existence of self-adjusting forces and prompted Keynes to write his masterwork, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and...

    Published July 1st 2004 by Routledge

  7. Structural Economics

    By Thijs ten Raa

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book aims to make the nature of input-output analysis in economics clearly accessible and, contrary to the opinion of many commentators, shows that this type of analysis can be compatible with the doctrines of neoclassical economics....

    Published April 1st 2004 by Routledge

  8. Global Political Economy and the Wealth of Nations

    Performance, Institutions, Problems and Policies

    By Phillip O'Hara

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This comprehensive collection documents the major processes, performance, institutions, problems and policies associated with global political economy. For the first time in a single volume, the authors present a detailed analysis of the changing distribution and production of wealth throughout the...

    Published March 25th 2004 by Routledge

  9. Affirmative Action in the United States and India

    A Comparative Perspective

    By Thomas E. Weisskopf

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Arguably, two of the most important national experiences with policies of positive discrimination in favor of historically disadvantaged ethnic or caste minority groups are the cases of 'Affirmative Action' in the United States and 'Reservation Policies' in India. This essential new book examines...

    Published January 22nd 2004 by Routledge

  10. An Evolutionary Approach to Social Welfare

    By Christian Sartorius

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    While not evident immediately, social norms and values play a crucial role in the theory of social choice. In the first half of the twentieth century, the special acknowledgement by economic theory of the autonomy of individuals and their subjective view of the world had led to the serious problem...

    Published October 16th 2003 by Routledge