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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. 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 July 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Social Foundations of Markets, Money and Credit

    By Costas Lapavitsas

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Where does the power of money come from? Why is trust so important in financial operations? How does the swapping of gifts differ from the exchange of commodities? Where does self-interest stop and communal solidarity start in capitalist economies?These issues and many more are discussed in a...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Risk in International Finance

    By Vikash Yadav

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book analyzes the evolution and impact of the concept of risk on processes of transnational banking and financial market regulation, as well as the externalities generated by speculative financial activity in developing and emerging market economies. The author provides an alternative theory...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Economics and the Price Index

    By S.N. Afriat, Carlo Milana

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The price index, a pervasive long established institution for economics, is a number issued by the Statistical Office that should tell anyone the ratio of costs of maintaining a given standard of living in two periods where prices differ. For a chain of three periods, the product of the ratios...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Economics and Diversity

    By Carlo D'Ippoliti

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The bulk of contemporary economics assumes rather than explains differences between people or groups of people. Yet, many of these differences are produced by society or they imply differing opportunities and outcomes. This book argues that economists should concern themselves with the explanation...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Market, Happiness, and Solidarity

    A Christian perspective

    By Johan J. Graafland

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The past two decades of market operation has generated welfare and economic growth in Western countries, but increasing income inequalities, depletion of the natural environment and the current financial crisis have led to an intense debate about the advantages and disadvantages of the free market....

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Macroeconomic Policy Regimes in Western Industrial Countries

    By Hansjörg Herr, Milka Kazandziska

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book analyses how the economic crisis in the 1970s led to the erosion of the regulated type of capitalism that came to be in place after World War II, and paved the way to a Neoliberal Globalisation. Deep structural institutional changes especially in the field of financial markets, labour...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Consumer, Credit and Neoliberalism

    Governing the Modern Economy

    By Christopher Payne

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book is an investigation into the economic policy formulation and practice of neoliberalism in Britain from the 1950s through to the financial crisis and economic downturn that began in 2007-8. It demonstrates that influential economists, such as F.A. Hayek and Milton Friedman, authors at key...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge