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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 184 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. Political Economy of Human Rights

    Rights, Realities and Realization

    By Bas de Gaay Fortman

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Political Economy of Human Rights is the first complete text covering and discussing human rights from a political economy perspective. Confronting international human rights with both global and local economic-political realities, this book entails a full shake-up of the UN led mission for human...

    Published June 30th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Inequality and Power

    The Economics of Class

    By Eric A. Schutz

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book is about the causes and consequences of economic inequality in the advanced market economies of today. It is commonplace that in market systems people choose their own individual economic destinies, but of course the choices people make are importantly determined by the alternatives...

    Published June 29th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Macroeconomic Theory and Economic Policy

    Essays in Honour of Jean-Paul Fitoussi

    Edited by K. Vela Velupillai

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Jean-Paul Fitoussi needs no introduction as one of the world's foremost Macroeconomists of his generation. This celebration of his work includes contributions from Nobel Prize - winning economists Robert W. Clower and Robert Solow as well as Olivier Blanchard and leading economic theorist, Edmond...

    Published June 28th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Capital Controversy, Post Keynesian Economics and the History of Economic Thought

    Essays in Honour of Geoff Harcourt, Volume One

    Edited by Philip Arestis, Gabriel Palma, Malcolm Sawyer

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Harcourt has made substantial and wide-ranging contributions to economics in general, and to post Keynesian economics in particular. In this volume more than forty leading economists pay tribute to and critically evaluate his work. The contributors represent a wide range of schools in economics,...

    Published June 21st 2012 by Routledge

  5. Organizations, Individualism and Economic Theory

    By Maria Brouwer

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Most economic theory is based on the assumption that economies grow in a linear fashion. Recessions, depressions and (financial) crises are explained by policy mistakes. However, economic development has historically been uneven, and this state of affairs continues today. This book argues that...

    Published June 13th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Economic Growth and the High Wage Economy

    Choices, Constraints and Opportunities in the Market Economy

    By Morris Altman

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book provides a theoretical framework to better understand how firms, economies and labor markets have evolved. This is done in a reader-friendly fashion, without complex mathematical arguments and proofs. Economic Growth and the High Wage Economy shows how high wage economies help make firms...

    Published May 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  7. Social Costs Today

    Institutional Analyses of the Present Crises

    Edited by Wolfram Elsner, Pietro Frigato, Paolo Ramazzotti

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book deals with the current crises from a somewhat different the usual perspectives. It claims that causes and policy implications of these crises cannot be properly assessed by focusing on allocative efficiency or income growth alone; it requires a more general approach, based on social costs...

    Published May 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  8. Full-Spectrum Economics

    Toward an Inclusive and Emancipatory Social Science

    By Christian Arnsperger

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Economics is essential in today’s world, and yet mainstream economists are increasingly under criticism for not taking into account sufficiently many dimensions of real life, such as political and moral values, human development, spirituality, and people’s widely shared aspiration to live more...

    Published April 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  9. Facts, Values and Objectivity in Economics

    Edited by José Castro Caldas, Vítor Neves

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Is Economics an ‘objective’ or ‘positive’ science, independent of ethical and political positions? The financial crisis that began in 2007 gave rise to renewed doubts regarding the ‘objectivity’ of economics and brought into the public arena a debate that was previously confined to academia. A...

    Published March 15th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 February 22nd 2012 by Routledge