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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 183 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. Market Drive and Governance

    Re-examining the Rules for Economic and Commercial Contest

    By Ralf Boscheck

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Corporate moves towards focused production and outsourcing, governmental reforms involving privatization and deregulation and the globalization of trade and investments promise large efficiency gains. However, the necessary coordination mechanisms call for regulatory approval and policy guidelines...

    Published December 12th 2001 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. Editing Economics

    Essays in Honour of Mark Perlman

    Edited by Professor Geoffrey Harcourt, Hank Lim, Ungsuh K. Park

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Mark Perlman was the founding editor of the Journal of Economic Literature and responsible for issues from 1969 until 1980 when he retired. He has also written and edited a number of books and articles, concentrating on aspects of the labour market, population growth, health economics, the...

    Published October 24th 2001 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Gender, Growth and Trade

    The Miracle Economies of the Post-war Years

    By David Kucera

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Gender, Growth and Trade examines the role of women as a flexible, contingent workforce in Germany and Japan. This unique comparative study of two of the world's foremost industrialized economies situates empirical results in the context of broader cultural concerns, considering issues such as...

    Published December 13th 2000 by Routledge

  7. Political Economy and the New Capitalism

    Essays in Honour of Sam Aaronovitch

    Edited by Jan Toporowski

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Political Economy and the New Capitalism examines the relevance of Sam Aaronovitch's pioneering empirical studies of British capitalism in the light of modern developments. A wide range of problems are reviewed from industrial concentration today to the co-ordination of economic policies in Europe....

    Published December 1st 1999 by Routledge

  8. Keynes, Post-Keynesianism and Political Economy

    Essays in Honour of Geoff Harcourt, Volume III

    Edited by Peter Kriesler, Claudio Sardoni

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Geoff Harcourt has had a major impact on the field of Post-Keynesian economics, not only in his research but also in his teaching. Many of Harcourts students have gone on to make valuable contributions in this field. This volume brings together contributions from thirty such former students, now...

    Published November 10th 1999 by Routledge

  9. The End of Finance

    Capital Market Inflation, Financial Derivatives and Pension Fund Capitalism

    By Jan Toporowski

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This volume develops an original critique of the belief that the present era of finance, where finance markets dominate contemporary capitalist economies, represents the best possible way of organising economic affairs. In fact, it is argued, the ensuing economic instability and inefficiency...

    Published October 27th 1999 by Routledge

  10. Value, Distribution and Capital

    Edited by Gary Mongiovi, Fabio Petri

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book explores some of the most important themes in neo-Ricardian economics. It explores the many contributions of Pierangelo Garengnani to modern economics, including his work in capital theory, the theory of effective demand and stability analysis. Contributors include Paul Samuelson, John...

    Published April 28th 1999 by Routledge