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Routledge Advances in Social Economics


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This series presents new advances and developments in social economics thinking on a variety of subjects that concern the link between social values and economics. Need, justice and equity, gender, cooperation, work, poverty, the environment, class, institutions, public policy, and methodology are some of the most important themes. Among the orientations of the authors are social economist, institutionalist, humanist, solidarist, cooperativist, radical and Marxist, feminist, post-Keynesian, behaviorist, and environmentalist. The series offers new contributions from today’s most foremost thinkers on the social character of the economy. 

Publishes in conjunction with the Association of Social Economics.

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History, Methodology and Identity for a 21st Century Social Economics

History, Methodology and Identity for a 21st Century Social Economics

1st Edition

Wilfred Dolfsma, D. Wade Hands, Robert McMaster
May 31, 2019

This book seeks to advance social economic analysis, economic methodology, and the history of economic thought in the context of twenty-first-century scholarship and socio-economic concerns. Bringing together carefully selected chapters by leading scholars it examines the central contributions that...

Welfare Economics: An Interpretive History

Welfare Economics: An Interpretive History

1st Edition

Roger A. McCain
May 10, 2019

Although it was an important specialization in economics in the mid-twentieth century, welfare economics has received less attention in the twenty-first century. This book explores the history of welfare economics, with a view to explaining its rise and subsequent decline. Drawing on both...

Health Care Economics

Health Care Economics

1st Edition

John B. Davis, Robert McMaster
June 01, 2017

The analytical approach of standard health economics has so far failed to sufficiently account for the nature of care.  This has important ramifications for the analysis and valuation of care, and therefore for the pattern of health and medical care provision. This book sets out an alternative...

Economics and Other Disciplines: Assessing New Economic Currents

Economics and Other Disciplines: Assessing New Economic Currents

1st Edition

Ricardo F. Crespo
May 22, 2017

During the second half of the twentieth century, economics exported its logic – utility maximization – to the analysis of several human activities or realities: a tendency that has been called “economic imperialism”. This book explores the concept termed by John Davis as “reverse imperialism”,...

Poverty and Social Exclusion: New Methods of Analysis

Poverty and Social Exclusion: New Methods of Analysis

1st Edition

Gianni Betti, Achille Lemmi
December 09, 2016

Poverty and inequality remain at the top of the global economic agenda, and the methodology of measuring poverty continues to be a key area of research. This new book, from a leading international group of scholars, offers an up to date and innovative survey of new methods for estimating poverty at...

The Capability Approach: Development Practice and Public Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region

The Capability Approach: Development Practice and Public Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region

1st Edition

Francesca Panzironi, Katharine Gelber
December 09, 2016

This book provides a unique laboratory of ‘capabilities in practice’ in the Asia-Pacific region. It explores the application of the capability approach in development practice and public policy from a multidisciplinary perspective by bringing together scholars and practitioners from a wide range of...

Social Capital and Economics: Social Values, Power, and Social Identity

Social Capital and Economics: Social Values, Power, and Social Identity

1st Edition

Asimina Christoforou, John B. Davis
November 11, 2016

This volume provides a collection of critical new perspectives on social capital theory by examining how social values, power relationships, and social identity interact with social capital. This book seeks to extend this theory into what have been largely under-investigated domains, and, at the...

Economics as Social Science: Economics imperialism and the challenge of interdisciplinarity

Economics as Social Science: Economics imperialism and the challenge of interdisciplinarity

1st Edition

Roberto Marchionatti, Mario Cedrini
October 25, 2016

There is a growing consensus in social sciences that there is a need for interdisciplinary research on the complexity of human behavior. At an age of crisis for both the economy and economic theory, economics is called upon to fruitfully cooperate with contiguous social disciplines. The term ‘...

The Economics of Resource Allocation in Health Care: Cost-utility, social value, and fairness

The Economics of Resource Allocation in Health Care: Cost-utility, social value, and fairness

1st Edition

Andrea Klonschinski
April 04, 2016

The question of how to allocate scarce medical resources has become an important public policy issue in recent decades. Cost-utility analysis is the most commonly used method for determining the allocation of these resources, but this book counters the argument that overcoming its inherent...

The Human Firm: A Socio-Economic Analysis of its Behaviour and Potential in a New Economic Age

The Human Firm: A Socio-Economic Analysis of its Behaviour and Potential in a New Economic Age

1st Edition

John Tomer
December 09, 2015

This book challenges mainstream neo-classical perspectives on the firm. John Tomer argues that in the age of globalization and rapid technological change, an understanding of business behaviour and government policy toward business requires an appreciation of the firm's human dimension. The Human...

The Economics of Values-Based Organisations: An Introduction

The Economics of Values-Based Organisations: An Introduction

1st Edition

Luigino Bruni, Alessandra Smerilli
July 28, 2014

This book looks at the governance of values-based organizations (VBOs), which are organizations with a mission and identity based on ideals. Examples of VBOs include non-profit organizations, charities, NGOs, environmental, educational or cultural organizations, and social enterprises. The main...

Financial Exclusion and the Poverty Trap: Overcoming Deprivation in the Inner City

Financial Exclusion and the Poverty Trap: Overcoming Deprivation in the Inner City

1st Edition

Pamela Lenton, Paul Mosley
July 04, 2014

The persistence of poverty hurts us all, and attacking poverty is a major policy objective everywhere. In Britain, the main political parties have an anti-poverty mandate and in particular an agreed commitment to eliminate child poverty by 2020, but there is controversy over how this should be done...

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