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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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181-187 of 187 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. 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 3rd 1997 by Routledge

  2. 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 23rd 1997 by Routledge

  3. 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 5th 1996 by Routledge

  4. 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 5th 1996 by Routledge

  5. 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 8th 1996 by Routledge

  6. 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 13th 1996 by Routledge

  7. 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 28th 1995 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Capitalism and the Political Economy of Work Time
    By Christoph Hermann
    To Be Published October 21st 2014
  2. Financial Cultures and Crisis Dynamics
    Edited by Bob Jessop, Brigitte Young, Christoph Scherrer
    To Be Published October 21st 2014
  3. Structural Economics
    By Thijs ten Raa
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  4. The Market: Equilibrium, Stability, Mythology
    By Sydney N. Afriat
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  5. The Responsible Economy
    By Jefferson Frank
    To Be Published November 4th 2014
  6. Globalization and the Critique of Political Economy: New Insights from Marx's Writings
    By Lucia Pradella
    To Be Published November 4th 2014
  7. Exit from Globalization
    By Richard Westra
    To Be Published December 1st 2014
  8. Reconstructing Keynesian Macroeconomics Volume 3: Financial Markets and Banking
    By Carl Chiarella, Peter Flaschel, Willi Semmler
    To Be Published December 14th 2014
  9. The European Union and Supranational Political Economy
    By Riccardo Fiorentini, Guido Montani
    To Be Published December 17th 2014
  10. Growth Theory: A Philosophical Perspective
    By Patricia Northover
    To Be Published December 30th 2014

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