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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. 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 24th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 29th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 15th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 21st 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 21st 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 21st 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 4th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 24th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Social Fairness and Economics

    Economic Essays in the Spirit of Duncan Foley

    Edited by Lance Taylor, Armon Rezai, Thomas Michl

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This volume brings together papers inspired by the work of Duncan Foley, an extraordinarily productive economist who has made seminal contributions to a wide variety of areas. Foley’s work cannot be easily classified, but one thread that runs through it is a critical examination (along both ethical...

    Published February 20th 2013 by Routledge