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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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61-70 of 187 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. Dialectics of Class Struggle in the Global Economy

    By Clark Everling

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Much ink has been spilled in attempts to prove that humans are only animals and are, like other species, only aggressive. Marx distinguishes both class and cooperative relations as inorganic: humans create their subjectivity through their mutual social production. They build upon their previous...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Profitability and the Great Recession

    The Role of Accumulation Trends in the Financial Crisis

    By Ascension Mejorado, Manuel Roman

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    From the mid-1980s, investors in the US increasingly directed capital towards the financial sector at the expense of non-financial sectors, lured by the perception of higher profits. This flow of capital inflated asset prices, creating the stock market and housing bubbles which burst when the...

    Published October 20th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Institutional Economics

    By Bernard Chavance

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This introduction to institutional economics, follows the history of the field since the early 20th century until the present day. It concentrates on influential authors in the main schools of institutional economics. Institutional economics is defined as economic thought that considers...

    Published October 18th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Institutions and Development After the Financial Crisis

    Edited by Sebastiano Fadda, Pasquale Tridico

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The financial crash of 2007-2008 and the subsequent global economic crisis have raised questions about the viability of capitalism and the desirability of alternative types of economic system. In this context, Keynesian and Marxist ideas in particular have become more popular. These two approaches,...

    Published October 15th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Kalecki's Economics Today

    Edited by Zdzislaw Sadowski, Adam Szeworski

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Michael Kalecki was a Polish economist who independently discovered many of the key concepts of what is now identified as Keynesian theory. His contribution to macroeconomics was late in being acknowledged, but his work can be seen to have resounding influence on some of today's economic problems....

    Published September 8th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Labour Market Theory

    A Constructive Reassessment

    By Ben Fine

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book is a commanding assessment of labour market theory across the social sciences. It provides a radically original critique of labour market theory, which draws constructively but critically on existing literature. The work: * contributes to the debates on key issues in labour economics such...

    Published September 8th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Political Economy of Diet, Health and Food Policy

    By Ben Fine

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The Political Economy of Diet and Health continues the exploration of food systems theory begun in the author's previous publications. It presents a critical exposition of food systems theory and analyses the existing approaches to food consumption. Subjects include: * resolving the diet paradox *...

    Published September 8th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Measurement of Individual Well-Being and Group Inequalities

    Essays in Memory of Z. M. Berrebi

    Edited by Joseph Deutsch, Jacques Silber

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Although most traditional economic theory puts the individual at the centre of analysis, more recent approaches have acknowledged the importance of a wider sense of identity as a determinant of individual behaviour. Whether it is ethnicity, religion or gender, group membership is a central part of...

    Published September 8th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Economic Indeterminacy

    A personal encounter with the economists' peculiar nemesis

    By Yanis Varoufakis

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This volume is a collection of some of the best and most influential work of Yanis Varoufakis. The chapters all address the issue of economic indeterminacy, and the place of a socialized Homo Economicus within the economy. The book addresses Varoufakis’ key interpretation regarding the way in which...

    Published September 4th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Economic Theory and Social Change

    Problems and Revisions

    By Hasse Ekstedt, Angelo Fusari

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book is a discourse on modelling Man in a social context. Its focus is on economic main-stream theory in its capacity to handle basic problems such as uncertainty, social dynamics and ethics. The point of departure is a systematic critique of the specific methodology of economics and its...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge