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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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181-190 of 190 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. Competitiveness, Localised Learning and Regional Development

    Specialization and Prosperity in Small Open Economies

    By Heikki Eskelinen, Ingjaldur Hannibalsson, Anders Malmberg, Peter Maskell, Eirik Vatne

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Drawing on a rich literature and case study material from selected industries, and elaborating on key concepts such as firms and competencies, industries and industrial systems, and competitiveness and prosperity, this book sets out to answer three broad research questions: * What is competition...

    Published December 24th 1997 by Routledge

  2. Women and European Employment

    By Colette Fagan, Damian Grimshaw, Jill Rubery, Mark Smith

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This is the first comprehensive and up-to-date study of the contribution of women and men to changing European economic activity patterns covering all fifteen member states. Based on the work of the European Commission's network of experts on women's employment, it draws on both national and...

    Published November 26th 1997 by Routledge

  3. Borderlands of Economics

    Essays in Honour of Daniel R. Fusfeld

    Edited by Nahid Aslanbeigui, Young B. Choi

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    In recent years there has been increasing discontent with the abstract nature of mainstream economics. Not only does this make the subject less relevant to real issues, it drives a wedge between economics and other disciplines ostensibly addressing the same issues. Borderlands of Economics explores...

    Published October 22nd 1997 by Routledge

  4. The Representative Agent in Macroeconomics

    By James E Hartley, James E. Hartley

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Rpresentative agent models have become a predominant means of studying the macroeconomy in modern economics without there being much discussion in the literature about their propriety or usefulness. This volume evaluates the use of these models in macroeconomics, examining the justifications for...

    Published July 2nd 1997 by Routledge

  5. Markets, Unemployment and Economic Policy

    Essays in Honour of Geoff Harcourt, Volume Two

    Edited by Philip Arestis, Gabriel Palma, Malcolm Sawyer

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    In this volume more than 40 leading economists pay tribute to, and critically evaluate, Geoff Harcourt's work. Contributors include Tony Atkinson, Tony Lawson, Edward Nell and Ian Steedman....

    Published January 22nd 1997 by Routledge

  6. Social Economy

    The Logic of Capitalist Development

    By Clark Everling

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Contrary to much Marxist thought, Everling does not view socialism as an antithesis to capitalism, and argues that socialism is, among other things, an objective development of capitalism. As capitalism develops it creates the premises for social development which are also the bases for a socialist...

    Published December 4th 1996 by Routledge

  7. Evolution, Order and Complexity

    By Kenneth Boulding, Elias Khalil

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Evolution, Order and Complexity reflects topical interest in the relationship between the social and natural worlds. It represents the cutting edge of current thinking which challenges the natural/social dichotomy thesis by showing how the application of ideas which derive from biology can be...

    Published September 4th 1996 by Routledge

  8. Interactions in Political Economy

    Malvern After Ten Years

    Edited by Steven Pressman

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    In recent years there has been a growing dissatisfaction with standard economic theorising which has fostered the development of alternative ways of understanding how economies actually work. Too often though these approaches have been developed in isolation, or even in opposition to each other....

    Published August 7th 1996 by Routledge

  9. The End of Economics

    By Michael Perelman

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Most economic theory assumes a pure capitalism of perfect competition. Even when it is recognized that this does not exist, many politicians and captains of industry pay a great deal of lip service to the idea of the market. This book goes beyond the rhetoric to explore how, even in the United...

    Published June 12th 1996 by Routledge

  10. Equilibrium versus Understanding

    Towards the Rehumanizing of Economics within Social Theory

    By Mark Addleson

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Equilibrium versus Understanding argues that neo-classical theory is incapable of explaining or understanding human conduct. The author asserts that a different sort of economic theory is required and proposes a hermeneutic one. The book presents a comprehensive description and analysis of the...

    Published September 27th 1995 by Routledge