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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 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 9th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 9th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 5th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 8th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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