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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Traditions of Systems Theory

    Major Figures and Contemporary Developments

    Edited by Darrell Arnold

    Series: Routledge Studies in Library and Information Science

    The term ‘systems theory’ is used to characterize a set of disparate yet related approaches to fields as varied as information theory, cybernetics, biology, sociology, history, literature, and philosophy. What unites each of these traditions of systems theory is a shared focus on general features...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Max Weber

    Collected Methodological Writings

    Edited by Hans Henrik Bruun, Sam Whimster

    Series: Weber in Translation

    Weber’s methodological writings form the bedrock of key ideas across the social sciences. His discussion of value freedom and value commitment, causality, understanding and explanation, theory building and ideal types have been of fundamental importance, and their impact remains undiminished today....

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Property Rights (Routledge Revivals)

    Philosophic Foundations

    By Lawrence C. Becker

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Property Rights: Philosophic Foundations, first published in 1977, comprehensively examines the general justifications for systems of private property rights, and discusses with great clarity the major arguments as to the rights and responsibilities of property ownership. In particular, the...

    Published December 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. New Approaches to Monetary Theory

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Heiner Ganßmann

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Money and Banking

    Everybody uses money every day, but we rarely stop to think about how money works. In this book, scholars from different disciplines seek to answer that question; from historians to economists, sociologists, a philosopher and a physicist. Money works as a social construction because we have mutual...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Happiness, Ethics and Economics

    By Johannes Hirata

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Despite decades of empirical happiness research, there is still little evidence for the positive effect of economic growth on life satisfaction. This poses a major challenge to welfare economic theory and to normative conceptions of socio-economic development. This book endeavours to explain these...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. General Equilibrium Analysis

    A Century after Walras

    Edited by Pascal Bridel

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    2010 marks the hundredth anniversary of the death of Léon Walras, the brilliant originator and first formaliser of general equilibrium theory – one of the pillars of modern economic theory. In advancing much derided practical solutions Walras also displayed more concern for the problems of living...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Economic Pluralism

    Edited by Robert F Garnett Jr, Erik K. Olsen, Martha Starr

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The leading edges of economic thinking in the early 21st century are marked by a nascent pluralism - a positive valuing of difference and complexity - regarding the nature and evolution of human behaviour and economic organization. Economic Pluralism brings these pluralist sensibilities to the fore...

    Published November 10th 2013 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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