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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. Hahn and Economic Methodology

    By Thomas Boylan, Paschal O'Gorman

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Hahn on Methodology: The Quest for Understanding addresses two fundamental questions: (i) what is distinctive about economic theorising?; (ii) what is the cognitive value of the outcome of this activity of economic theorising, i.e. economic theory. We will argue that for Hahn, economic theorising...

    Published January 15th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Order and Control in American Socio-Economic Thought

    Social Scientists and Progressive-Era Reform

    By Charles McCann

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The Progressive Era is generally regarded as a period of extraordinary social, political, and economic change, affecting virtually every aspect of American life. In the last decades of the nineteenth century, American social scientists, drawing on their experiences with the German social welfare...

    Published January 15th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Work Time Regulation as Sustainable Full Employment Strategy

    The Social Effort Bargain

    By Robert LaJeunesse

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    First published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published December 15th 2011 by Routledge

  4. The Consumer, Credit and Neoliberalism

    Governing the Modern Economy

    By Christopher Payne

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book is an investigation into the economic policy formulation and practice of neoliberalism in Britain from the 1950s through to the financial crisis and economic downturn that began in 2007-8. It demonstrates that influential economists, such as F.A. Hayek and Milton Friedman, authors at key...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Reconstructing Keynesian Macroeconomics Volume 1

    Partial Perspectives

    By Carl Chiarella, Peter Flaschel, Willi Semmler

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book represents the first 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. It...

    Published October 19th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Religion, Economics and Demography

    The Effects of Religion on Education, Work, and the Family

    By Evelyn Lehrer

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Using the tools of economics, this book analyses how religion affects decisions and outcomes in a wide range of areas, including education, employment, family size, entry into cohabitation and formal marriage, the choice of spouse and divorce. In each case, the relationships are rigorously...

    Published September 25th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Capitalist Diversity and Diversity within Capitalism

    Edited by Geoffrey T. Wood, Christel Lane

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The economic crisis that began in 2008 has underscored the impact not only of embedded and assumed ways of managing the economy, but also that present circumstances are the product of a long period of experimentation and bounded diversity; it is understanding the nature of both that forms a central...

    Published September 11th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Capitalism, Institutions, and Economic Development

    By Michael G. Heller

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Based on a timely reassessment of the classic arguments of Weber, Schumpeter, Hayek, Popper, and Parsons, this book reconceptualizes actually-existing capitalism. It proposes capitalism as an impersonal procedural solution to the problems of spontaneously coordinating public institutions that...

    Published August 16th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Political Economy and Globalization

    By Richard Westra

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Based upon distinguishing capitalism from other economic systems, as well as analysis of capitalist change across its stages of development, Richard Westra argues that the economic tendencies we refer to as globalization constitute a world historic transition away from capitalism. Westra forcefully...

    Published August 16th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Political Economy After Economics

    Scientific Method and Radical Imagination

    By David Laibman

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This re-incorporation of economics into political economy is one (small, but not insignificant) element in a larger project: to place all of the resources of present-day social-scientific research at the service of increasing democracy, in an ultimate direction toward socialism in the classic sense...

    Published July 28th 2011 by Routledge