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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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  1. Gender, Growth and Trade

    The Miracle Economies of the Post-war Years

    By David Kucera

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Gender, Growth and Trade examines the role of women as a flexible, contingent workforce in Germany and Japan. This unique comparative study of two of the world's foremost industrialized economies situates empirical results in the context of broader cultural concerns, considering issues such as...

    Published December 14th 2000 by Routledge

  2. Political Economy and the New Capitalism

    Essays in Honour of Sam Aaronovitch

    Edited by Jan Toporowski

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Political Economy and the New Capitalism examines the relevance of Sam Aaronovitch's pioneering empirical studies of British capitalism in the light of modern developments. A wide range of problems are reviewed from industrial concentration today to the co-ordination of economic policies in Europe....

    Published December 2nd 1999 by Routledge

  3. Keynes, Post-Keynesianism and Political Economy

    Essays in Honour of Geoff Harcourt, Volume III

    Edited by Peter Kriesler, Claudio Sardoni

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Geoff Harcourt has had a major impact on the field of Post-Keynesian economics, not only in his research but also in his teaching. Many of Harcourts students have gone on to make valuable contributions in this field. This volume brings together contributions from thirty such former students, now...

    Published November 11th 1999 by Routledge

  4. The End of Finance

    Capital Market Inflation, Financial Derivatives and Pension Fund Capitalism

    By Jan Toporowski

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This volume develops an original critique of the belief that the present era of finance, where finance markets dominate contemporary capitalist economies, represents the best possible way of organising economic affairs. In fact, it is argued, the ensuing economic instability and inefficiency...

    Published October 28th 1999 by Routledge

  5. The Political Economy of Middle East Peace

    The Impact of Competing Trade Agendas

    Edited by J.W. Wright Jr.

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The Political Economy of Middle East Peace looks at the political economy of the Middle Eastern peace process with a focus on the politics of trade. Contributors investigate the ways new commercial alliances develop as a result of economic agencies established via the Arab-Israeli peace process and...

    Published March 4th 1999 by Routledge

  6. Subjectivism and Economic Analysis

    Edited by Roger Koppl, Gary Mongiovi

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Subjectivism plays a fundamental role in many of the leading alternative schools in economics. This work explores major methodological issues in the area of radical subjectivism and includes contributions from Jorg Bibow, Peter Boettke, Maurizio Caserta, Steven Horwitz, Brian J. Loasby, Steven...

    Published October 15th 1998 by Routledge

  7. Subjectivity in Political Economy

    Essays on Wanting and Choosing

    By David P. Levine

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book explores the way political economy understands human motivation. In it, the author argues that the assumptions typically made by economists regarding want and choice cannot adequately lay a foundation for answering important questions about the design of economic institutions and the...

    Published January 29th 1998 by Routledge

  8. 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 25th 1997 by Routledge

  9. 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 27th 1997 by Routledge

  10. 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 23rd 1997 by Routledge