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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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31-40 of 193 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. 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 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 18th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Methodology, Microeconomics and Keynes

    Essays in Honour of Victoria Chick, Volume 2

    Edited by Philip Arestis, Meghnad Desai, Sheila Dow

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This volume, a companion to Money, Macroeconomics and Keynes, represents both consolidation and the breaking of new ground in Keynesian methodology and microeconomics by leading figures in these fields....

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Fiscal Policy Convergence from Reagan to Blair

    The Left Veers Right

    By Arthur T. Denzau, Ravi K. Roy

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The elections of Bill Clinton and Tony Blair in the 1990s saw the consolidation and completion of critical aspects of the Reagan-Thatcher fiscal agenda. This impressive book critically analyzes this process. It has been previously thought that this process of adopting common fiscal policies was...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Normative Political Economy

    Subjective Freedom, the Market and the State

    By David P. Levine

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Normative Political Economy explores the criteria we use for judging economic institutions and economic policy. It argues that prevailing criteria lack sufficient depth in their understanding of subjective experience. David Levine's arguments cover topics which include: * basic needs, equality and...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Economist With a Public Purpose

    Essays in Honour of John Kenneth Galbraith

    Edited by Michael Keaney

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Galbraith's arguments are discussed by a group of economists in regards to current controversies and problems. Topics covered range from globalization and the role of the state to redistributive economic policies. The result is a collection that pays tribute to one of the most prominent, and yet...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Active Consumer

    Novelty and Surprise in Consumer Choice

    Edited by Marina Bianchi

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The Active Consumer discusses how consumers seem to delight in trying new solutions and exploring new combinatory possibilities. This book provides an economic-theoretical understanding of this phenomenon and the many ways in which innovation can structure consumer choice. The authors show from...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge