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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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81-90 of 193 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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 21st 2013 by Routledge

  6. Financial Crisis, Labour Markets and Institutions

    Edited by Sebastiano Fadda, Pasquale Tridico

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book seeks to explain the global financial crisis and its wider economic, political, and social repercussions, arguing that the 2007-9 meltdown was in fact a systemic crisis of the capitalist system. The volume makes these points through the exploration of several key questions: What kind...

    Published January 24th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Reconstructing Keynesian Macroeconomics Volume 2

    Integrated Approaches

    By Carl Chiarella, Peter Flaschel, Willi Semmler

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book represents the second of three volumes offering a complete reinterpretation and restructuring of Keynesian macroeconomics and a detailed investigation of the disequilibrium adjustment processes characterizing the financial, the goods and the labour markets and their interaction. In this...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Urban and Regional Development Trajectories in Contemporary Capitalism

    By Flavia Martinelli, Frank Moulaert, Andreas Novy

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book re-evaluates a rich scientific heritage of space- and history-sensitive development theories and produces an integrated methodology for the comparative analysis of urban and regional trajectories within a globalized world. The main argument put forward is that current mainstream analyses...

    Published December 10th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Charismatic Principle in Social Life

    Edited by Luigino Bruni, Barbara Sena

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Max Weber laid the foundations for the meaning of ‘charisma’ in modern secular usage. This new volume argues for the importance of the ‘charismatic principle’ in history, economics and society. This volume brings together a number of contributors at the cross section between economics, theology,...

    Published November 16th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Economic Models for Policy Making

    Principles and Designs Revisited

    By Solomon Cohen

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Over the past decades, many different kinds of models have been developed that have been of use to policy makers, but until now the different approaches have not been brought together with a view to enhancing the systematic unification and evaluation of these models. This new volume aims to fill...

    Published November 12th 2012 by Routledge