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  1. Elements of an Evolutionary Theory of Welfare

    Assessing Welfare When Preferences Change

    By Martin Binder

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    It has always been an important task of economics to assess individual and social welfare. The traditional approach has assumed that the measuring rod for welfare is the satisfaction of the individual’s given and unchanging preferences, but recent work in behavioural economics has called this into...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Evolution of Economic Theory

    Essays in Honour of Bertram Schefold

    Edited by Volker Caspari

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    Bertram Schefold is recognized internationally as an outstanding economist. He has made major contributions to the development of economic theory and particularly to economic thought. His contributions to economic theory include his work on Sraffian economics and its implications for the theory of...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Business Ethics and the Austrian Tradition in Economics

    By Hardy Bouillon

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Stakeholder value, corporate social responsibility and sustainability: Are these, and similar, concepts sufficiently clear for fruitful research in business ethics? What is the benchmark to prove their utility? Business Ethics and the Austrian Tradition in Economics is a treatise on the fundamental...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Knowledge

    By Marian Adolf, Nico Stehr

    Series: Key Ideas

    Almost everything we do is based on our knowledge of the world around us: how we dress in the morning, how we go about our work, how we interact with other people – all these things rest on our understanding of how we know life. Knowledge might be seen as the most central as well as the most...

    Published June 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Cesare Lombroso Handbook

    Edited by Paul Knepper, Per Jørgen Ystehede

    The Italian criminologist Cesare Lombroso (1835 – 1909) is the single-most important figure in the founding of criminology and the study of aberrant conduct in the human sciences. The Cesare Lombroso Handbook brings together essays by leading Lombroso scholars and is divided into four main parts,...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The End of Value-Free Economics

    Edited by Hilary Putnam, Vivian Walsh

    Series: Routledge INEM Advances in Economic Methodology

    This book brings together key players in the current debate on positive and normative science and philosophy and value judgements in economics. Both editors have engaged in these debates throughout their careers from its early foundations; Putnam as a doctorial student of Hans Reichenbach at UCLA...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Capital, Exploitation and Economic Crisis

    By John Weeks

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    In 2008 the capitalist world was swept by the severest crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Mainstream economics neither anticipated nor could account for this disastrous financial crisis, which required massive state intervention throughout the capitalist world. Karl Marx did anticipate...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 26th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 18th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. A Primer on Heterodox Economics
    By Ingrid Rima
    To Be Published December 31st 2014
  2. Studies in Applied Economics
    By Léon WalrasEdited by Jan Van Daal
    To Be Published January 4th 2015
  3. Emile Durkheim: Sociologist and Moralist
    Edited by Stephen Turner
    To Be Published January 4th 2015
  4. Innovation Contested: The Idea of Innovation Over the Centuries
    By Benoît Godin
    To Be Published January 18th 2015
  5. Critical Realist Marxism of Education
    By Grant Banfield
    To Be Published January 29th 2015

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