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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. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Practices of Happiness

    Political Economy, Religion and Wellbeing

    Edited by Ian Steedman, John R Atherton, Elaine Graham

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via www.tandfebooks.com as well as the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license and is part of the OAPEN-UK research project. There...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Institutional Economics and National Competitiveness

    Edited by Young Back Choi

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book offers a strong contribution to the growing field of institutional economics, going beyond the question of why institutions matter and examines the ways in which different types of institutions are conducive to the enhancement of competitiveness and economic development. Adopting a...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Freedom and Happiness in Economic Thought and Philosophy

    From Clash to Reconciliation

    Edited by Ragip Ege, Herrade Igersheim

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Starting from a distinction made by the American philosopher, John Rawls, in 2000 between two kinds of liberalism, "liberalism of freedom" and "liberalism of happiness", this book presents a range of articles by economists and philosophers debating the most fundamental aspects of the subject. These...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Capitalism and the Political Economy of Work Time
    By Christoph Hermann
    To Be Published October 21st 2014
  2. Financial Cultures and Crisis Dynamics
    Edited by Bob Jessop, Brigitte Young, Christoph Scherrer
    To Be Published October 21st 2014
  3. Structural Economics
    By Thijs ten Raa
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  4. The Market: Equilibrium, Stability, Mythology
    By Sydney N. Afriat
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  5. The Responsible Economy
    By Jefferson Frank
    To Be Published November 4th 2014
  6. Globalization and the Critique of Political Economy: New Insights from Marx's Writings
    By Lucia Pradella
    To Be Published November 4th 2014
  7. Exit from Globalization
    By Richard Westra
    To Be Published December 1st 2014
  8. Reconstructing Keynesian Macroeconomics Volume 3: Financial Markets and Banking
    By Carl Chiarella, Peter Flaschel, Willi Semmler
    To Be Published December 14th 2014
  9. The European Union and Supranational Political Economy
    By Riccardo Fiorentini, Guido Montani
    To Be Published December 17th 2014
  10. Growth Theory: A Philosophical Perspective
    By Patricia Northover
    To Be Published December 30th 2014

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