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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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21-30 of 184 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. The Global Economic Crisis

    New Perspectives on the Critique of Economic Theory and Policy

    Edited by Emiliano Brancaccio, Giuseppe Fontana

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Why did the economists of the so-called "mainstream" seem to fail to foresee the global economic crisis that exploded in 2008? And why do they appear to have difficulty in putting forward an interpretation of it that is consistent with the theoretical foundations of their models? These two...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Hayek Versus Marx

    And today's challenges

    By Eric Aarons

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The aim of the book is to stimulate the realignment of political, theoretical and philosophical thinking that is now beginning in response to global warming. The author provides an examination of the theories of the most prominent social philosophers of the 19th and 20th centuries – Karl Marx...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Monetary Macrodynamics

    By Toichiro Asada, Carl Chiarella, Peter Flaschel, Reiner Franke

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book investigates the interaction of effective goods demand with the wage-price spiral, and the impact of monetary policy on financial and the real markets from a Keynesian perspective. Endogenous business fluctuations are studied in the context of long-run distributive cycles in an advanced,...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Happiness, Ethics and Economics

    By Johannes Hirata

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Despite decades of empirical happiness research, there is still little evidence for the positive effect of economic growth on life satisfaction. This poses a major challenge to welfare economic theory and to normative conceptions of socio-economic development. This book endeavours to explain these...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Practices of Happiness

    Political Economy, Religion and Wellbeing

    Edited by Ian Steedman, John R Atherton, Elaine Graham

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    There is growing evidence that rising levels of prosperity in Western economies since 1945 have not been matched by greater incidences of reported well-being and happiness. Indeed, material affluence is often accompanied instead by greater social and individual distress. A growing literature within...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Equilibrium, Welfare and Uncertainty: Beyond Arrow-Debreu

    By Mukul Majumdar

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    One of the fundamental themes in economic theory is the study of the role of prices in achieving an optimal allocation of resources in a competitive, decentralized economy. The book begins with a review of the basic results on the rigorous elaboration of the Walras-Pareto theory (following the...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Political Economy of Bureaucracy

    By Steven O. Richardson

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The Political Economy of Bureaucracy applies Public Choice theory and a complex systems view of government institutions to analyze policy implementation as an economic process. It addresses the common and vexing question of why managing federal agencies for results is so difficult by challenging...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Economic Pluralism

    Edited by Robert F Garnett Jr, Erik K. Olsen, Martha Starr

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The leading edges of economic thinking in the early 21st century are marked by a nascent pluralism - a positive valuing of difference and complexity - regarding the nature and evolution of human behaviour and economic organization. Economic Pluralism brings these pluralist sensibilities to the fore...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Moral Rhetoric of Political Economy

    Justice and Modern Economic Thought

    By Paul Turpin

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book examines the effects of the moral rhetoric of the market concept of justice on our understanding of justice. Market theory’s elevation of the role of commutative justice, or justice in exchange and property, is often taken as liberalism’s revolutionary change in priorities of justice in...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Wage Policy, Income Distribution, and Democratic Theory

    By Oren M Levin-Waldman

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book explores the relationship between wage policy, distribution of income, and ultimately how that distribution impacts on democratic theory. In doing so, it examines the types of policies that are critical to the maintenance of a sustainable democracy. Wage policy, long the domain of...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge