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The End of Individualism and the Economy: Emerging Paradigms of Connection and Community

The End of Individualism and the Economy: Emerging Paradigms of Connection and Community

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Ann E. Davis
February 26, 2020

Individualism has been one of the driving forces in the rise of modern capitalism, and methodological individualism has been dominant in social science for many years. In this paradigm the economy is seen as a machine to routinize production and improve efficiency, and the discipline of...

Macroeconomic Measurement Versus Macroeconomic Theory

Macroeconomic Measurement Versus Macroeconomic Theory

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Merijn Knibbe
February 01, 2020

Ideally, scientific theory and scientific measurement should develop in tandem, but in recent years this has not been the case in economics. There used to be a time when leading economists, or their students, established or led statistical offices and took care that the measurements were consistent...

Hayek’s Market Republicanism: The Limits of Liberty

Hayek’s Market Republicanism: The Limits of Liberty

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sean Irving
December 20, 2019

At the core of this book is a new interpretation of Hayek, painting him as an exponent of a neo-Roman conception of liberty and his work as a form of ‘market republicanism’. It examines the contemporary context in which Hayek wrote, and places his work in a longer Western intellectual tradition....

The Origins of Capitalism as a Social System: The Prevalence of an Aleatory Encounter

The Origins of Capitalism as a Social System: The Prevalence of an Aleatory Encounter

1st Edition

Forthcoming

John Milios
November 22, 2019

Economists, historians and social scientists have offered a variety of conflicting answers to the issue of the beginnings of capitalism and these deviating answers imply different conceptualizations of what capitalism actually is. This book provides a simultaneous inquiry into the origins of...

The Political Economy of Prosperity: Successful Societies and Productive Cultures

The Political Economy of Prosperity: Successful Societies and Productive Cultures

1st Edition

Peter Murphy
October 30, 2019

Why do some nations and cities attain high levels of economic and social prosperity? What makes them so successful? The kinds of factors habitually cited in answer to these questions explain why nations improve their economic and social performance but not why a small group of nations (or cities)...

The Political Economy of Cooperatives and Socialism

The Political Economy of Cooperatives and Socialism

1st Edition

Bruno Jossa
October 17, 2019

This book argues that capitalism cannot be said to be truly democratic and that a system of producer cooperatives, or democratically managed enterprises, is needed to give rise to a new mode of production that is genuinely socialist and fully consistent with the ultimate rationale underlying Marx’s...

Marx's Capital after 150 Years: Critique and Alternative to Capitalism

Marx's Capital after 150 Years: Critique and Alternative to Capitalism

1st Edition

Marcello Musto
September 26, 2019

Faced with a new crisis of capitalism, many scholars are now looking back to the author whose ideas were too hastily dismissed after the fall of the Berlin Wall. During the last decade, Marx’s Capital has received renewed academic and popular attention. It has been reprinted in new editions...

Inequality and Governance

Inequality and Governance

1st Edition

Andreas P. Kyriacou
September 25, 2019

Governance matters for social welfare. Better governed countries are richer, happier and have fewer social and environmental problems. Good governance implies that public sector agents act impartially. It manifests itself in the form of equality before the law, an independent and professional...

A New Approach to the Economics of Public Goods

A New Approach to the Economics of Public Goods

1st Edition

Thomas Laudal
September 03, 2019

Public goods are typically defined only in reference to the good itself but, as this book argues, the public goods can be better understood if contextual variables are incorporated. This book discusses the production and provision of public goods. It asserts that changes related to public goods are...

The Dark Side of Nudges

The Dark Side of Nudges

1st Edition

Maria Alejandra Madi
June 26, 2019

The concept of "nudging" has hit news headlines in recent years following the implementation of nudge policies in many parts of the world, the establishment of behavioural policy units in some countries, and the award of the Nobel Prize in Economics to the behavioural economist Richard Thaler in...

Political Economy for Human Rights

Political Economy for Human Rights

1st Edition

Manuel Couret Branco
June 25, 2019

Over time there has been a miscommunication between mainstream economics and human rights that has paved the way to a justificatory ideology that validates the submission of human rights to the logic of market capitalism. This book shows how the discourse of mainstream economics is intrinsically...

Nonviolent Political Economy: Theory and Applications

Nonviolent Political Economy: Theory and Applications

1st Edition

Freddy Cante, Wanda Tatiana Torres
June 25, 2019

Nonviolent Political Economy offers a set of theoretical solutions and practical guidelines to build an economy of nonviolence which implies a social state of peacefulness, involving minimal violence and minimal destruction of nature. The book provides renewed reflections on heterodox economics,...

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