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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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41-50 of 195 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. 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 8th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Microdynamics of Technological Change

    By Cristiano Antonelli

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This volume presents a comprehensive assessment of the economic effects of the emerging information and communication technologies associated with a knowledge-based economy, and looks at how knowledge is increasingly treated as a product in its own right. An original framework is developed to...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Economic Policy and the Financial Crisis

    Edited by Łukasz Mamica, Pasquale Tridico

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The consequences of the global economic crisis which started in the United States in 2007-08 are still being felt in most of the advanced economies, and the mainstream tools of recovery are not having the required results. It seems that many of the after-effects of the crisis, including the...

    Published March 6th 2014 by Unknown

  5. The Economics of Science

    Methodology and Epistemology as if Economics Really Mattered

    By James R Wible

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Science is difficult and costly to do well. This study systematically creates an economics of science. Many aspects of science are explored from an economic point of view. The scientist is treated as an economically rational individual. This book begins with economic models of misconduct in science...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. New Keynesian Economics / Post Keynesian Alternatives

    Edited by Roy Rotheim

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The New Keynesian Economics has been the most significant development in economics in recent years. Does it actually build upon Keynes' work? In this volume, leading post Keynesian economists challenge New Keynesianism both on the grounds that it is not Keynesian, and does not provide an adequate...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Money, Macroeconomics and Keynes

    Essays in Honour of Victoria Chick, Volume 1

    Edited by Philip Arestis, Meghnad Desai, Sheila Dow

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This volume, along with its companion volume, Methodology, Microeconomics and Keynes is published in honour of Victoria Chick, inspired by her own contributions to knowledge in all of these areas and their interconnections. It represents both consolidation and the breaking of new ground in...

    Published February 7th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Producer Cooperatives as a New Mode of Production

    By Bruno Jossa

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The notion that there is no alternative to capitalism emerged after the fall of the Berlin Wall and made rapid headway due to increasing economic globalisation. More recently, this belief that there is no viable alternative has held firm despite the financial crisis, high unemployment levels and an...

    Published January 30th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Hegel, Institutions and Economics

    Performing the Social

    By Carsten Herrmann-Pillath, Ivan Boldyrev

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Hegel’s philosophy has witnessed periods of revival and oblivion, at times considered to be an unrivalled and all-embracing system of thought, but often renounced with no less ardour. This book renews the dialogue with Hegel by looking at his legacy as a source of insight and judgement...

    Published January 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Capital as a Social Kind

    Definitions and Transformations in the Critique of Political Economy

    By Howard Engelskirchen

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Capital as a Social Kind provides an introduction to social kinds in social theory. Thinking about kinds, the way we sort the things of the world into categories -- water, for example, is a natural kind – has made an important contribution to our understanding of science in the last half century,...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Unknown