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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 187 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Inherited Wealth, Justice and Equality

    Edited by Guido Erreygers, John Cunliffe

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The core of the book consists of a selection of papers presented at an international workshop where researchers from a variety of fields and countries discussed the connections between inherited wealth, justice and equality. The volume is complemented by a few other papers commissioned by the...

    Published October 29th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Ownership Economics

    On the Foundations of Interest, Money, Markets, Business Cycles and Economic Development

    By Gunnar Heinsohn, Otto Steiger

    Edited by Frank Decker

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book presents the first full-length explanation in English of Heinsohn and Steiger's groundbreaking theory of money and interest, which emphasizes the role played by private property rights. Ownership economics gives an alternative explanation of money and interest, proposing that operations...

    Published October 29th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Support-Bargaining, Economics and Society

    A Social Species

    By Patrick Spread

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Support-Bargaining, Economics and Society links support-bargaining to Darwin's theory of natural selection and traces the implications of support-bargaining and money-bargaining across society. It provides a wholly different account of the functioning of human societies from anything that has gone...

    Published October 16th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Cognitive Mechanics of Economic Development and Institutional Change

    By Bertin Martens

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book seeks to explain long-term economic development and institutional change in terms of the cognitive features of human learning and communication processes. Martens links individual cognitive processes to macroeconomic growth theories, including economies of scale and scope, and to theories...

    Published October 1st 2012 by Routledge