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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 195 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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 Unknown

  6. The Political Economy of Global Sporting Organisations

    By John Forster, Nigel Pope

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    At the global level, sport is ruled by a set of organizations including giants such as the IOC (Olympics), FIFA (soccer), and the IAAF (athletics) as well as sporting minnows such as the World Armsport Federation (armwrestling). Many of these bodies have been surrounded by controversy during...

    Published September 17th 2007 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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 Unknown

  10. 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