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  1. 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 April 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 24th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Hegel, Institutions and Economics

    Performing the Social

    By Carsten Herrmann-Pillath, Ivan Boldyrev

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Hegel’s philosophy has witnessed periods of revival and oblivion, at times considered to be an unrivalled and all-embracing system of thought, but often renounced with no less ardour. This book renews the dialogue with Hegel by looking at his legacy as a source of insight and judgement...

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Capital as a Social Kind

    Definitions and Transformations in the Critique of Political Economy

    By Howard Engelskirchen

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Capital as a Social Kind provides an introduction to social kinds in social theory. Thinking about kinds, the way we sort the things of the world into categories -- water, for example, is a natural kind – has made an important contribution to our understanding of science in the last half century,...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Understanding Political Science Research Methods

    The Challenge of Inference

    By Maryann Barakso, Daniel M. Sabet, Brian Schaffner

    This text starts by explaining the fundamental goal of good political science research—the ability to answer interesting and important questions by generating valid inferences about political phenomena. Before the text even discusses the process of developing a research question, the authors...

    Published December 15th 2013 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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