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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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161-170 of 186 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. Living With Markets

    By Jeremy Shearmur

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This important book discusses two inter-related themes. Firstly, Shearmur surveys some of the characteristics of, and debates about, rational choice analysis and rational economic man. Secondly, he considers and discusses the range of problems which arise when one considers human affairs within an...

    Published August 31st 2003 by Routledge

  2. Distributional Justice

    Theory and Measurement

    By Hilde Bojer

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Introducing the main theories of distributional justice the book covers utilitarianism and welfare economics, moving on to Rawls's social contract and the Sen/Nussbaum capability approach with a refreshingly readable style. There is a chapter covering the position of mothers and children in...

    Published June 11th 2003 by Routledge

  3. Unpaid Work and the Economy

    A Gender Analysis of the Standards of Living

    Edited by Antonella Picchio

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    In economics, the voluntary sector is surprisingly understudied. In order to fully understand economics, unpaid and voluntary work needs to be taken into account and afforded the same status as paid activities. This book constitutes a rigorous economic analysis with special emphasis on gender...

    Published May 21st 2003 by Routledge

  4. The Political Economy of Rule Evasion and Policy Reform

    By Jim Leitzel

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The Political Economy of Rule Evasion and Policy Reform develops the logic underlying the connections between breaking the rules and making the rules. Approaching policy issues from the point of view of rule circumvention provides a perspective that illuminates a wide variety of phenomena:*...

    Published November 6th 2002 by Routledge

  5. The Market

    Equilibrium, Stability, Mythology

    By Sydney N. Afriat

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This punchy book unites mainline mathematical economics and sometimes idiosyncratic political economy. Freshness is brought to the market concept giving general equilibrium theory a new lease of life, and an opening of thought on such matters as free trade, globalization and the environment.Where...

    Published September 18th 2002 by Routledge

  6. The Enigma of Globalization

    A Journey to a New Stage of Capitalism

    By Robert Went

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Globalization is theorized in this book as an emerging new stage of capitalism. Robert Went takes us on a journey from the historical roots of globalization through to its relevance in the modern day.The Enigma of Globalization is a timely addition to an important debate and covers such themes as:*...

    Published August 28th 2002 by Routledge

  7. Issues in Positive Political Economy

    Edited by Syed Mansoob Murshed

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Political economy - the original name for economics in its entirety - has in recent years witnessed a semantic broadening to include some of the preoccupations of classical economics. This intriguing collection of contributed work is concerned mainly with developments in the neo-classical tradition...

    Published May 8th 2002 by Routledge

  8. Transcending Transaction

    The Search for Self-Generating Markets

    By Alan Shipman

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Transcending Transaction examines recent attempts to show how, in theory and history, market transaction can emerge from the unregulated interaction of competitive traders. Alan Shipman examines the legal, informational, organisational, social and financial foundations of market trade, focusing on...

    Published November 21st 2001 by Routledge

  9. The Fundamental Institutions of Capitalism

    By Ernesto Screpanti

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The Fundamental Institutions of Capitalism presents a radical institutional approach to the analysis of capitalism. Ernesto Screpanti puts forward a number of provocative arguments that expose common ground in both neoclassical and Marxist orthodoxies. It will appeal to a broad audience of social...

    Published July 18th 2001 by Routledge

  10. Power in Business and the State

    An Historical Analysis of its Concentration

    By Frank Bealey

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    It is commonplace that political power is becoming more centralized and remote: faceless people, sometimes in unknown places, determine our circumstances and our opportunities. This ground breaking book argues that this happened through a slow development which began before globalization.Power in...

    Published March 14th 2001 by Routledge