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

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Marcello Musto
September 27, 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

Forthcoming

Andreas P. Kyriacou
September 20, 2019

Governance matters for social welfare. Better governed countries are richer, happier, and have fewer social and environment 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 public...

A New Approach to the Economics of Public Goods

A New Approach to the Economics of Public Goods

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Thomas Laudal
September 11, 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

Forthcoming

Maria Alejandra Madi
July 05, 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...

Nonviolent Political Economy: Theory and Applications

Nonviolent Political Economy: Theory and Applications

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Freddy Cante, Wanda Tatiana Torres
June 28, 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,...

Political Economy for Human Rights

Political Economy for Human Rights

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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...

Cognitive Capitalism, Welfare and Labour: The Commonfare Hypothesis

Cognitive Capitalism, Welfare and Labour: The Commonfare Hypothesis

1st Edition

Andrea Fumagalli, Alfonso Giuliani, Stefano Lucarelli, Carlo Vercellone
June 19, 2019

This book deals with the transformations of both accumulation process and labour in the transition from a Fordist to a cognitive capitalism paradigm, with specific regard to Western economies. It outlines the advent, after industrial capitalism, of a new phase of the capitalist system in which the...

Alternative Approaches to Economic Theory: Complexity, Post Keynesian and Ecological Economics

Alternative Approaches to Economic Theory: Complexity, Post Keynesian and Ecological Economics

1st Edition

Victor A. Beker
June 14, 2019

The 2007–2008 financial crisis exposed the shortcomings of mainstream economic theory with economists unprepared to deal with it. In the face of this, a major rethinking of economics seems necessary and in presenting alternative approaches to economic theory, this book contributes to the rebuilding...

The Economics of Military Spending: A Marxist Perspective

The Economics of Military Spending: A Marxist Perspective

1st Edition

Adem Yavuz Elveren
June 06, 2019

The Economics of Military Spending offers a comprehensive analysis of the effect of military expenditures on the economy. It is the first book to provide both a theoretical and an empirical investigation of how military spending affects the profit rate, a key indicator of the health of a...

Political Pluralism, Disagreement and Justice: The Case for Polycentric Democracy

Political Pluralism, Disagreement and Justice: The Case for Polycentric Democracy

1st Edition

Julian F. Müller
May 29, 2019

This book poses the question: How can we organize society in such a way that our disagreement about facts and norms works to the benefit of everyone? In response, it makes the argument for polycentric democracy, a political arrangement consisting of various political units that enjoy different...

Economic Woman: Gendering Inequality in the Age of Capital

Economic Woman: Gendering Inequality in the Age of Capital

1st Edition

Frances Raday
May 15, 2019

The author introduces the concept of economic woman and makes her visible in duality with and opposition to the exclusive model of economic man. Economic man has epitomized neo-liberal capitalism, which embraces competition and maximization of profit, resulting in a steep increase in economic...

The Dark Places of Business Enterprise: Reinstating Social Costs in Institutional Economics

The Dark Places of Business Enterprise: Reinstating Social Costs in Institutional Economics

1st Edition

Pietro Frigato, Francisco J. Santos-Arteaga
April 29, 2019

This book considers Thorstein Veblen’s central preoccupation with the dark places of business enterprise, an integral part of the old institutional economics. Combining the contributions made by Karl William Kapp and Philip Mirowski, it proposes the systematization of an adjourned institutional...

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