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  1. Philosophy of Social Science

    A Contemporary Introduction

    By Mark Risjord

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

    The Philosophy of Social Science: A Contemporary Introduction examines the perennial questions of philosophy by engaging with the empirical study of society. The book offers a comprehensive overview of debates in the field, with special attention to questions arising from new research programs in...

    Published May 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Contradictions of Archaeological Theory

    Engaging Critical Realism and Archaeological Theory

    By Sandra Wallace

    Series: Critical Realism: Interventions (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Is current archaeological theory stuck at an impasse? Sandra Wallace argues that archaeological theory has become mired as a result of logical and ontological contradictions. By showing that these contradictions are a result of common underlying philosophical assumptions and fallacies this book is...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Economics, Sustainability, and Democracy

    Economics in the Era of Climate Change

    By Christopher Nobbs

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    How should we conduct economics in an era of climate change, natural resource depletion and population increase? These issues are systemic, and involve great uncertainties and long time horizons. This book contends that the free-market economics that has dominated capitalist democracies in recent...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Re-Thinking Economics

    Exploring the Work of Pierre Bourdieu

    Edited by Asimina Christoforou, Michael Lainé

    Series: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

    Once again, unfettered capitalism has failed. Promises for global prosperity and peace have given way to a world of deep recession, social upheaval and political instability. Once again, mainstream economics has proved its inadequacy. Despite its technical rigour and mathematical virtuosity, it...

    Published May 1st 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Open Society and its Enemies in East Asia

    The Relevance of the Popperian Framework

    Edited by Gregory G. C. Moore

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    The ideas contained in Karl Popper’s The Open Society and Its Enemies—one of the most important tracts in political philosophy in the twentieth century—are relevant to anyone seeking to understand the recent history of the East Asian economies. Even though Popper wrote his tract to provide an...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Norbert Elias

    Post-Philosophical Sociology

    By Richard Kilminster

    Few sociologists of the first rank have scandalized the academic world to the extent that Elias did. Developed out of the German sociology of knowledge in the 1920s, Elias’s sociology contains a sweeping radicalism which declares an academic ‘war on all your houses’. His sociology of the ‘human...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Reality and Self-Realization

    Bhaskar's Metaphilosophical Journey toward Non-dual Emancipation

    By MinGyu Seo

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Since the publication of Roy Bhaskar’s A Realist Theory of Science in 1975, critical realism has been evolved as one of the new developments in the areas of philosophy of natural and social science which offers an alternatively fresh view to the existing theories including positivism and...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Distributive Justice

    By Michael Allingham

    This book presents a critical appraisal of the main theories of distributive justice. It develops the view that all such theories, or at least all liberal theories, may be seen as expressions of laissez-faire with compensations for factors that they consider to be morally arbitrary. More precisely...

    Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Economic Methodology

    A Historical Introduction

    By Harro Maas

    Series: Economics as Social Theory

    Ever since the inception of economics over two hundred years ago, the tools at the discipline’s disposal have grown more and more more sophisticated. This book provides a historical introduction to the methodology of economics through the eyes of economists. The story begins with John...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Studies in Social Economics

    By Léon Walras

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    Léon Walras (1834–1910) is one of the four or five most important economic theorists in the history of the science. The present book is a complete English translation of the second edition (1936) of his Études d’économie sociale (1896), in which he applies economic theory to real problems, presents...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Social Ontology and Modern Economics
    Edited by Stephen Pratten
    To Be Published September 25th 2014
  2. Interdisciplinarity: Reconfigurations of the Social and Natural Sciences
    Edited by Andrew Barry, Georgina Born
    To Be Published September 29th 2014
  3. Understanding Marxism
    By Geoff Boucher
    To Be Published September 30th 2014
  4. Material Culture and Text: The Art of Ambiguity
    By Christopher Tilley
    To Be Published October 19th 2014
  5. Archaeological Theory in Europe: The Last Three Decades
    Edited by Ian Hodder
    To Be Published October 19th 2014

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