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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 189 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. 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 21st 2004 by Routledge

  2. 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 15th 2003 by Routledge

  3. 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 3rd 2003 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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