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  1. The Economics of Values-Based Organisations

    An Introduction

    By Luigino Bruni, Alessandra Smerilli

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    This book looks at the governance of values-based organizations (VBOs), which are organizations with a mission and identity based on ideals. Examples of VBOs include non-profit organizations, charities, NGOs, environmental, educational or cultural organizations, and social enterprises. The main...

    Published July 28th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Utilitarianism and Malthus’ Virtue Ethics

    Respectable, Virtuous and Happy

    By Sergio Cremaschi

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    The die-hard image of Malthus the ogre has not completely disappeared yet. And yet, Malthus showed no less concern than Adam Smith for the labouring poor. In order to make full sense of such expression of concern and to appraise their relevance in Malthus’s work, we need to know what moral...

    Published July 18th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Possibility of Naturalism

    A philosophical critique of the contemporary human sciences, 4th Edition

    By Roy Bhaskar

    Since its original publication in 1979, The Possibility of Naturalism has been one of the most influential works in contemporary philosophy of science and social science. It is one of the cornerstones of the critical realist position, which is now widely seen as offering perhaps the only viable...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. A History of Homo Economicus

    The Nature of the Moral in Economic Theory

    By William Dixon, David Wilson

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    A key issue in economic discourse today is the relation (or lack of it) between economic behaviour and morality. Few (presumably) would want to deny that human beings are in some sense moral or ethical creatures, but the devil is in the detail. Should we think of economic behaviour as an...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Philosophy of Physical Education

    A New Perspective

    By Steven A. Stolz

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    The discipline area of physical education has historically struggled for legitimacy, sometimes being seen as a non-serious pursuit in educational terms compared to other subjects within the school curriculum. This book represents the first attempt in nearly thirty years to offer a coherent...

    Published June 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Hegel and the Metaphysical Frontiers of Political Theory

    By Eric Lee Goodfield

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    For over one hundred and fifty years G.W.F. Hegel’s ghost has haunted theoretical understanding and practice. His opponents first, and later his defenders, have equally defined their programs against and with his. In this way Hegel’s political thought has both situated and displaced modern...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Economics and Diversity

    By Carlo D'Ippoliti

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The bulk of contemporary economics assumes rather than explains differences between people or groups of people. Yet, many of these differences are produced by society or they imply differing opportunities and outcomes. This book argues that economists should concern themselves with the explanation...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Market, Happiness, and Solidarity

    A Christian perspective

    By Johan J. Graafland

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The past two decades of market operation has generated welfare and economic growth in Western countries, but increasing income inequalities, depletion of the natural environment and the current financial crisis have led to an intense debate about the advantages and disadvantages of the free market....

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Philosophy of Adam Smith

    The Adam Smith Review, Volume 5: Essays Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of The Theory of Moral Sentiments

    Edited by Vivienne Brown, Samuel Fleischacker

    Series: The Adam Smith Review

    Adam Smith's contribution to economics is well-recognised but in recent years scholars have been exploring the philosophical aspects of his works. The Philosophy of Adam Smith contains essays by some of the most prominent philosophers and scholars working on Adam Smith today. It is a special issue...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Generations of Economists

    By David Collard

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    This book focuses on the interaction between practising economists and previous generations of economists. Because economic problems, such as crashes, tend to recur and are only partially understood, it may be profitable read the work of previous generations in a collaborative spirit. Sometimes...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. A Primer on Heterodox Economics
    By Ingrid Rima
    To Be Published January 1st 2015
  2. Studies in Applied Economics
    By Léon WalrasEdited by Jan Van Daal
    To Be Published January 5th 2015
  3. Emile Durkheim: Sociologist and Moralist
    Edited by Stephen Turner
    To Be Published January 5th 2015
  4. Innovation Contested: The Idea of Innovation Over the Centuries
    By Benoît Godin
    To Be Published January 19th 2015
  5. Critical Realist Marxism of Education
    By Grant Banfield
    To Be Published January 30th 2015

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