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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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71-80 of 187 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. Freedom, Responsibility and Economics of the Person

    By Jérôme Ballet, Damien Bazin, Jean-Luc Dubois, François-Régis Mahieu

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The capability approach has developed significantly since Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998. It is now recognised as being highly beneficial in the analysis of poverty and inequality, but also in the redefinition of policies aimed at improving the well-being of...

    Published July 26th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Against Utility-Based Economics

    On a Life-Based Approach

    By Anastasios S. Korkotsides

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Utility-based theory and the fallback choice-theoretic framework are shown to be biased, irremediably flawed and misleading. A radically different theory of value and of consumer behaviour is proposed based on existential interpretations of scarcity, value and self-interest. For self-conscious...

    Published June 25th 2013 by Routledge

  3. A Political Economy of Contemporary Capitalism and its Crisis

    Demystifying Finance

    By Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos, John Milios, Spyros Lapatsioras

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The recent financial meltdown and the resulting global recession have rekindled debates regarding the nature of contemporary capitalism. This book analyses the ongoing financialization of the economy as a development within capitalism, and explores the ways in which it has changed the organization...

    Published May 30th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Marx and Living Labour

    By Laurent Baronian

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    From his early economic works on, Marx conceived the labour of any kind of society as a set of production activities and analysed the historical modes of production as specific ways of distributing and exchanging these activities. Political economy on the contrary considers the labour...

    Published May 16th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Uncertainty in Economic Theory

    Edited by Itzhak Gilboa

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This volume brings together important papers, coupled with new introductions, in the massively influential area of uncertainty in economic theory. Seminal papers are available together for the first time in book format, with new introductions and under the steely editorship of Itzhak Gilboa - this...

    Published May 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  6. Social Costs and Public Action in Modern Capitalism

    Essays Inspired by Karl William Kapp's Theory of Social Costs

    By Wolfram Elsner, Pietro Frigato, Paolo Ramazzotti

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The Social Costs approach to the globalised capitalist market economy has gained new relevance in recent years. The present situation is one of widespread and increasing deterioration of the social, cultural, democratic, and environmental frameworks of advanced capitalist market societies. This...

    Published March 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Clinton and Blair

    The Political Economy of the Third Way

    By Flavio Romano

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The former President of the United States, Bill Clinton and, at the time of publication, still current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair have described their style of government as a ‘Third Way’. In this important and timely book, Flavio Romano identifies and clarifies the...

    Published March 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  8. Modern Applications of Austrian Thought

    Edited by Jürgen G. Backhaus

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Austrian economics is often criticized as being hostile to empirical research and seen purely as an ideology. In contrast, the purpose of this book is to show that Austrian economics provides an interesting approach to most conceivable subjects in economics. Edited by Jürgen G. Backhaus, this...

    Published March 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  9. Globalization and the Myths of Free Trade

    History, Theory and Empirical Evidence

    By Anwar Shaikh

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The world has become a human laboratory for the momentous social experiment called neoliberalism. Its proclaimed purpose is to reduce global poverty, its protocols are derived from the orthodox theory of competitive free markets and its policies are enforced by the full weight of the rich countries...

    Published March 5th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Political Economy of the Small Firm

    By Charles Dannreuther, Lew Perren

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    For many, small firms are everyday realities of the economy and visible in every high-street and industrial estate. Their existence and importance is unquestionable. Such beliefs are understandable, but the authors of this new book would suggest they are misguided. The Political Economy of the...

    Published February 25th 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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