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The Economics of Voting: Studies of self-interest, bargaining, duty and rights

The Economics of Voting: Studies of self-interest, bargaining, duty and rights

1st Edition

Dan Usher
January 24, 2018

The economics of voting is about whether and to what extent self-interest may be relied upon in voting. The central proposition in economics is that the world’s work gets done satisfactorily when each person does what they think is best for themselves. The commonsense view of the matter is that...

Macroeconomics After the Financial Crisis: A Post-Keynesian perspective

Macroeconomics After the Financial Crisis: A Post-Keynesian perspective

1st Edition

Mogens Ove Madsen, Finn Olesen
January 24, 2018

How should Europe cope with the negative and still unfolding economic consequences of the current economic crisis? And why does Europe seem to be more conservative than the USA in dealing with the crisis? Since the outbreak of the current international economic crisis in 2008, the USA and many of...

The Fascist Nature of Neoliberalism

The Fascist Nature of Neoliberalism

1st Edition

Andrea Micocci, Flavia Di Mario
October 17, 2017

Capitalism is based on a false logic in which all facts and ideas are reduced to a consideration of their ‘feasibility’ within the capitalist system. Thus, all mainstream economic and political theories, including those such as Marxism which are supposed to offer an alternative vision, have been...

Sharing Economies in Times of Crisis: Practices, Politics and Possibilities

Sharing Economies in Times of Crisis: Practices, Politics and Possibilities

1st Edition

Anthony Ince, Sarah Marie Hall
September 04, 2017

The ‘new sharing economy’ is a growing phenomenon across the Global North. It claims to transform relationships of production and consumption in a way that can improve our lives, reduce environmental impacts, and reduce the cost of living. Amidst various economic, environmental, and other crises,...

The Economic Theory of Costs: Foundations and New Directions

The Economic Theory of Costs: Foundations and New Directions

1st Edition

Matthew McCaffrey
September 04, 2017

The theory of costs is a cornerstone of economic thinking, and figures crucially in the study of human action and society. From the first day of a principles-level course to the most advanced academic literature, costs play a vital role in virtually all behaviors and economic outcomes. How we make...

Philosophy in the Time of Economic Crisis: Pragmatism and Economy

Philosophy in the Time of Economic Crisis: Pragmatism and Economy

1st Edition

Kenneth W. Stikkers, Krzysztof Piotr Skowroński
August 25, 2017

For over 2000 years, economics was studied in the West as a branch of ethics, or moral philosophy. Presently, though, few economists and no textbook in economic orthodoxy claim any close connection between economic science and philosophy. However, might the current ‘crises’ in economics, and in the...

Public Policy and the Neo-Weberian State

Public Policy and the Neo-Weberian State

1st Edition

Stanisław Mazur, Piotr Kopycinski
August 03, 2017

The neo-Weberian state constitutes an attempt to combine the Weberian model of administration with the principles laid down during the retreat from the bureaucratic management paradigm (new public management and public governance). The concept of neo-Weberian state involves changing the model of...

Political Economy as Natural Theology: Smith, Malthus and Their Followers

Political Economy as Natural Theology: Smith, Malthus and Their Followers

1st Edition

Paul Oslington
July 26, 2017

Since the early 20th century, economics has been the dominant discourse in English-speaking countries, displacing Christian theology from its previous position of authority. This path-breaking book is a major contribution to the interdisciplinary dialogue between economics and religion. Oslington...

Remaking Market Society: A Critique of Social Theory and Political Economy in Neoliberal Times

Remaking Market Society: A Critique of Social Theory and Political Economy in Neoliberal Times

1st Edition

Antonino Palumbo, Alan Scott
June 29, 2017

Neoliberalism has been one of the most hotly contested themes in academic and political debate over the last 30 years. Given the global and persistent influence of neoliberal ideas on contemporary styles of governance, social-service provision, and public policy, this intensive interest is...

Neoliberalism and the Moral Economy of Fraud

Neoliberalism and the Moral Economy of Fraud

1st Edition

David Whyte, Jörg Wiegratz
June 16, 2017

There is evidence that economic fraud has, in recent years, become routine activity in the economies of both high- and low-income countries. Many business sectors in today's global economy are rife with economic crime. Neoliberalism and the Moral Economy of Fraud shows how neoliberal policies,...

The Political Economy of Food and Finance

The Political Economy of Food and Finance

1st Edition

Ted P. Schmidt
June 16, 2017

The financialization, globalization and industrialization of our food systems make it increasingly difficult to access quality fresh food. In fact, the industrialized global food system is creating products that are less food-like, engendering growing questions about the health and safety of our...

Varieties of Alternative Economic Systems: Practical Utopias for an Age of Global Crisis and Austerity

Varieties of Alternative Economic Systems: Practical Utopias for an Age of Global Crisis and Austerity

1st Edition

Richard Westra, Robert Albritton, Seongjin Jeong
June 09, 2017

In this age of overlapping and mutually reinforcing deep global crises (financial convulsions, global warming, mass migrations, militarism, inequality, selfish nation-states, etc.), there needs to be more realistic dialogue about radical alternatives to the status quo. Most literature produced...

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