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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. The Consumer, Credit and Neoliberalism

    Governing the Modern Economy

    By Christopher Payne

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book is an investigation into the economic policy formulation and practice of neoliberalism in Britain from the 1950s through to the financial crisis and economic downturn that began in 2007-8. It demonstrates that influential economists, such as F.A. Hayek and Milton Friedman, authors at key...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Hahn and Economic Methodology

    By Thomas Boylan, Paschal O'Gorman

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Hahn on Methodology: The Quest for Understanding addresses two fundamental questions: (i) what is distinctive about economic theorising?; (ii) what is the cognitive value of the outcome of this activity of economic theorising, i.e. economic theory. We will argue that for Hahn, economic theorising...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Irreconcilable Inconsistencies of Neoclassical Macroeconomics

    A False Paradigm

    By John Weeks

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    In the course of this book it is argued that the loss of what is essentially "macro" in Keynes is the result of a preference for a form of equilibrium analysis that gives unqualified support to the ideology of free markets. In the case of Marx, his theory of exploitation and from this the stress on...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Capitalist Diversity and Diversity within Capitalism

    Edited by Geoffrey T. Wood, Christel Lane

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The economic crisis that began in 2008 has underscored the impact not only of embedded and assumed ways of managing the economy, but also that present circumstances are the product of a long period of experimentation and bounded diversity; it is understanding the nature of both that forms a central...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Market: Equilibrium, Stability, Mythology
    By Sydney N. Afriat
    To Be Published July 31st 2015
  2. Cognitive Developments in Economics
    By Salvatore Rizzello
    To Be Published August 21st 2015
  3. Economics, Culture and Development
    By Eiman Zein-Elabdin
    To Be Published September 21st 2015
  4. Inherited Wealth, Justice and Equality
    Edited by Guido Erreygers, John Cunliffe
    To Be Published September 28th 2015
  5. Paradigms in Political Economy
    By Kavous Ardalan
    To Be Published November 23rd 2015
  6. A Theory of Value
    By Luigi Pasinetti
    To Be Published December 1st 2015
  7. The Economics of Voting: Studies of self-interest, bargaining, duty and rights
    By Dan Usher
    To Be Published December 7th 2015
  8. Economics and Theology
    By Paul Oslington
    To Be Published January 1st 2016
  9. The Political Economy of Food and Finance
    By Ted P. Schmidt
    To Be Published January 1st 2016
  10. The Global Free Trade Error: The Infeasibility of Ricardo’s Comparative Advantage Theory
    By Ron Baiman
    To Be Published February 1st 2016

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