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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. Globalization and the Critique of Political Economy

    New Insights from Marx's Writings

    By Lucia Pradella

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The nature of the contemporary global political economy and the significance of the current crisis are a matter of wide-ranging intellectual and political debate, which has contributed to a revival of interest in Marx’s critique of political economy. This book interrogates such a critique within...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The European Union and Supranational Political Economy

    Edited by Riccardo Fiorentini, Guido Montani

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The financial crisis – originated in 2008 in the United States – had a dramatic impact on the world economy. The European Union was immediately involved, but its reaction to the crisis was clearly inadequate. The misgovernment of the European economy not only put at risk the European Monetary Union...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Mathematical Economics and the Dynamics of Capitalism

    Goodwin's Legacy Continued

    Edited by Peter Flaschel, Michael Landesmann

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Richard Goodwin was a pioneer in the use of mathematical tools to understand the dynamics of capitalist economies. This book contains contributions which focus on the rigorous extension of Goodwin’s modelling of macro-dynamics and the micro-structures underlying them, and also research with a wider...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Exit from Globalization

    By Richard Westra

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Exit from Globalization moves from theory to practice: from questions of where incorrigible knowledge of substantive economic life derives and how that knowledge is put towards making a progressive, redistributive, eco-sustainable future of human flourishing. Westra discards at the outset views...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Unknown

  5. The Responsible Economy

    By Jefferson Frank

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    After the ‘financial crisis’ and ‘Great Recession’, some have called for replacing standard economic theory by heterodox models based upon behavioural approaches. The Responsible Economy argues that there is nothing wrong with economic theory. Instead, the problem has been a ‘devil’s pact’ of...

    Published November 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Capitalism and the Political Economy of Work Time

    By Christoph Hermann

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    John Maynard Keynes expected that around the year 2030 people would only work 15 hours a week. In the mid-1960s, Jean Fourastié still anticipated the introduction of the 30-hour week in the year 2000, when productivity would continue to grow at an established pace. Productivity growth slowed down...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Unknown

  7. Financial Cultures and Crisis Dynamics

    Edited by Bob Jessop, Brigitte Young, Christoph Scherrer

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The recent financial crisis exposed both a naïve faith in mathematical models to manage risk and a crude culture of greed that embraces risk. This book explores cultures of finance in sites such as corporate governance, hedge funds, central banks, the City of London and Wall Street, and small and...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Unknown

  8. The Political Economy and Media Coverage of the European Economic Crisis

    The case of Ireland

    By Julien Mercille

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The European economic crisis has been ongoing since 2008 and while austerity has spread over the continent, it has failed to revive economies. The media have played an important ideological role in presenting the policies of economic and political elites in a favourable light, even if the latter’s...

    Published September 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Rationality and Explanation in Economics

    By Maurice Lagueux

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Economical questions indisputably occupy a central place in everyday life. In order to clarify these questions, people generally turn to those who are familiar with economics. In answering such legitimate questions, economists propose explanations which rest on a few principles among which the...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Value, Distribution and Capital

    Edited by Gary Mongiovi, Fabio Petri

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book explores some of the most important themes in neo-Ricardian economics. It explores the many contributions of Pierangelo Garengnani to modern economics, including his work in capital theory, the theory of effective demand and stability analysis. Contributors include Paul Samuelson, John...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge