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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. Capital, Exploitation and Economic Crisis

    By John Weeks

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    In 2008 the capitalist world was swept by the severest crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Mainstream economics neither anticipated nor could account for this disastrous financial crisis, which required massive state intervention throughout the capitalist world. Karl Marx did anticipate...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Reconstructing Keynesian Macroeconomics Volume 1

    Partial Perspectives

    By Carl Chiarella, Peter Flaschel, Willi Semmler

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book represents the first of three volumes offering a complete reinterpretation and restructuring of Keynesian macroeconomics and a detailed investigation of the disequilibrium adjustment processes characterizing the financial, the goods and the labour markets and their interaction. It...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Robinson Crusoe's Economic Man

    A Construction and Deconstruction

    Edited by Ulla Grapard, Gillian Hewitson

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    In this book, economists and literary scholars examine the uses to which the Robinson Crusoe figure has been put by the economics discipline since the publication of Defoe’s novel in 1719. The authors’ critical readings of two centuries of texts that have made use of Robinson Crusoe undermine the...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Political Economy After Economics

    Scientific Method and Radical Imagination

    By David Laibman

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This re-incorporation of economics into political economy is one (small, but not insignificant) element in a larger project: to place all of the resources of present-day social-scientific research at the service of increasing democracy, in an ultimate direction toward socialism in the classic sense...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Popper, Hayek and the Open Society

    By Calvin Hayes

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This is the first book to compare Karl Popper and Friedrich Hayek systematically, and critically assess their contribution to the political philosophy of the Open Society. Hayes compares and contrasts their views on three key areas relevant to their political philosophy; first their views on...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Political Economy of Putin’s Russia

    By Pekka Sutela

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book constitutes an up-to-date treatment of Russia’s economic development and economic policies since 2000, when Vladimir Putin became the President of Russia. After the slow decline and sudden collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia embarked upon a multi-faceted change. This included transition...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Economics, Sustainability, and Democracy

    Economics in the Era of Climate Change

    By Christopher Nobbs

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    How should we conduct economics in an era of climate change, natural resource depletion and population increase? These issues are systemic, and involve great uncertainties and long time horizons. This book contends that the free-market economics that has dominated capitalist democracies in recent...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Economics Versus Human Rights

    By Manuel Couret Branco

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Human rights and economics are the concepts that have contributed the most to free human kind, the former from fear and the latter from need. Consequently, they should be complementing rather competing. Unfortunately it does not seem to be the case. In this book Manuel Couret Branco shows how...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Information Technology and Socialist Construction

    The End of Capital and the Transition to Socialism

    By Daniel E. Saros

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The failure of command central planning in the twentieth century has led to a general disillusionment within the socialist movement worldwide. Some alternatives to capitalism have been proposed since the end of the Cold War, but none has offered an alternative form of economic calculation. This...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Beyond Mainstream Explanations of the Financial Crisis

    Parasitic Finance Capital

    By Ismael Hossein-zadeh

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book provides a critique of the neoclassical explanations of the 2008 financial collapse, of the ensuing long recession and of the neoliberal austerity responses to it. The study argues that while the prevailing views of deregulation and financialization as instrumental culprits in the...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge