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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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181-184 of 184 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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