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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 190 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. 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 29th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Gender Perspectives and Gender Impacts of the Global Economic Crisis

    Edited by Rania Antonopoulos

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    With the full effects of the Great Recession still unfolding, this collection of essays analyses the gendered economic impacts of the crisis. The volume, from an international set of contributors, argues that gender-differentiated economic roles and responsibilities within households and markets...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Probability in Economics

    By Omar Hamouda, Robin Rowley

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Notions of probability and uncertainty have been increasingly prominant in modern economics. This book considers the philosophical and practical difficulties inherent in integrating these concepts into realistic economic situations. It outlines and evaluates the major developments, indicating where...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Economic Complexity and Equilibrium Illusion

    Essays on market instability and macro vitality

    Edited by Ping Chen

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The Principle of Large Numbers indicates that macro fluctuations have weak microfoundations; persistent business cycles and interrupted technologies can be better characterized by macro vitality and meso foundations. Economic growth is limited by market extent and ecological constraints. The...

    Published December 9th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Political Economy of Gunnar Myrdal

    Transcending Dilemmas Post-2008

    By Örjan Appelqvist

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The intellectual trajectory of Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish Nobel Laureate economist, sociologist, and politician, brings us through many of the major issues in the world economy and politics of the 20th century. This new volume explores Myrdal's work on three major themes: breaking away from...

    Published November 14th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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