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Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

In recent years, there has been widespread criticism of mainstream economics. This has taken many forms, from methodological critiques of its excessive formalism, to concern about its failure to connect with many of the most pressing social issues. This series provides a forum for research which is developing alternative forms of economic analysis. Reclaiming the traditional 'political economy' title, it refrains from emphasising any single school of thought, but instead attempts to foster greater diversity within economics.

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  1. Exit from Globalization

    By Richard Westra

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Exit from Globalization moves from theory to practice: from questions of where incorrigible knowledge of substantive economic life derives and how that knowledge is put towards making a progressive, redistributive, eco-sustainable future of human flourishing. Westra discards at the outset views...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Responsible Economy

    By Jefferson Frank

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    After the ‘financial crisis’ and ‘Great Recession’, some have called for replacing standard economic theory by heterodox models based upon behavioural approaches. The Responsible Economy argues that there is nothing wrong with economic theory. Instead, the problem has been a ‘devil’s pact’ of...

    Published November 4th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Capitalism and the Political Economy of Work Time

    By Christoph Hermann

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    John Maynard Keynes expected that around the year 2030 people would only work 15 hours a week. In the mid-1960s, Jean Fourastié still anticipated the introduction of the 30-hour week in the year 2000, when productivity would continue to grow at an established pace. Productivity growth slowed down...

    Published October 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Financial Cultures and Crisis Dynamics

    Edited by Bob Jessop, Brigitte Young, Christoph Scherrer

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The recent financial crisis exposed both a naïve faith in mathematical models to manage risk and a crude culture of greed that embraces risk. This book explores cultures of finance in sites such as corporate governance, hedge funds, central banks, the City of London and Wall Street, and small and...

    Published October 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Political Economy and Media Coverage of the European Economic Crisis

    the case of Ireland

    By Julien Mercille

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The European economic crisis has been ongoing since 2008 and while austerity has spread over the continent, it has failed to revive economies. The media have played an important ideological role in presenting the policies of economic and political elites in a favourable light, even if the latter’s...

    Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Rationality and Explanation in Economics

    By Maurice Lagueux

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Economical questions indisputably occupy a central place in everyday life. In order to clarify these questions, people generally turn to those who are familiar with economics. In answering such legitimate questions, economists propose explanations which rest on a few principles among which the...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Editing Economics

    Essays in Honour of Mark Perlman

    Edited by Professor Geoffrey Harcourt, Hank Lim, Ungsuh K. Park

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Mark Perlman was the founding editor of the Journal of Economic Literature and responsible for issues from 1969 until 1980 when he retired. He has also written and edited a number of books and articles, concentrating on aspects of the labour market, population growth, health economics, the...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Value, Distribution and Capital

    Edited by Gary Mongiovi, Fabio Petri

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book explores some of the most important themes in neo-Ricardian economics. It explores the many contributions of Pierangelo Garengnani to modern economics, including his work in capital theory, the theory of effective demand and stability analysis. Contributors include Paul Samuelson, John...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Of Synthetic Finance

    Three Essays of Speculative Materialism

    By Benjamin Lozano

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Synthetic finance revolutionizes materialism such that we can now create wealth in the process of universally distributing it. While financial innovation in global capitalism provided the conditions for the 2008 financial crisis, it has also engineered a set of financial technologies with universal...

    Published July 29th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Greek Capitalism in Crisis

    Marxist Analyses

    Edited by Stavros Mavroudeas

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Despite the depth of the Greek crisis, the exorbitant burdens placed upon the working people and the massive popular resistance movement to capitalist policies, there is a definite lack of consistently Marxist analyses of the Greek problem. International debates regarding the Greek crisis have been...

    Published July 7th 2014 by Routledge