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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 193 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Social Foundations of Markets, Money and Credit

    By Costas Lapavitsas

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Where does the power of money come from? Why is trust so important in financial operations? How does the swapping of gifts differ from the exchange of commodities? Where does self-interest stop and communal solidarity start in capitalist economies?These issues and many more are discussed in a...

    Published September 4th 2003 by Routledge

  6. Cognitive Developments in Economics

    By Salvatore Rizzello

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Cognitive Developments in Economics proposes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human problem solving, choice, decision-making and change, to explain economic transactions, and the nature and evolution of organisations and institutions. The book contributes to a large spectrum of...

    Published June 26th 2003 by Routledge

  7. 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 12th 2003 by Routledge

  8. 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 22nd 2003 by Routledge

  9. 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 7th 2002 by Routledge

  10. 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 19th 2002 by Routledge