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  • The Crafts and Capitalism

    Handloom Weaving Industry in Colonial India, 1st Edition

    By Tirthankar Roy

    This book presents a comprehensive history of handloom weaving industry in India to challenge and revise the view that competition from machine-produced textiles destroyed the country’s handicrafts as claimed by historians until recently. It shows that skill-intensive handmade textiles survived the…

    Hardback – 2020-02-25 
    Routledge India

  • Macroeconomic Measurement Versus Macroeconomic Theory

    1st Edition

    By Merijn Knibbe

    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…

    Hardback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • Perceiving Truth and Ceasing Doubts

    What Can We Learn from 40 Years of China’s Reform and Opening-Up?, 1st Edition

    By Cai Fang

    China has experienced tremendous developmental success since its reform and opening up policy in 1978. What have contributed to China’s high-speed economic growth? What lessons can be learnt from China’s successful case? What might be the challenges that China would face on its path to a…

    Hardback – 2020-01-29 
    China Perspectives

  • The Routledge Guidebook to Smith's Wealth of Nations

    1st Edition

    By Maria Pia Paganelli

    Adam Smith (1723-1790) is famous around the world as the founding father of economics, and his ideas are regularly quoted and invoked by politicians, business leaders, economists and philosophers. However, considering his fame few people have actually read the whole of his magnum opus The Wealth of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

  • Hayek’s Market Republicanism

    The Limits of Liberty, 1st Edition

    By Sean Irving

    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.…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • Cameralism and the Enlightenment

    Happiness, Governance, and Reform in Transnational Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ere Nokkala, Nicholas B. Miller

    Cameralism and the Enlightenment reassesses the relationship between two key phenomena of European history often disconnected from each other. It builds on recent insights from global history, transnational history and Enlightenment studies to reflect on the dynamic interactions of cameralism, an…

    Hardback – 2019-12-18 
    The Enlightenment World

  • The Downfall of the Gold Standard

    1st Edition

    By Gustav Kassel

    In this book, originally published in 1936, the author charts the sequence of events which converted him from an advocate of the restoration of the gold standard to a convinced opponent. His indictment of the gold standard is comprehensive and he attributes it as the chief cause of the economic…

    Paperback – 2019-12-15 
    Routledge Library Editions: The Gold Standard

  • The Rise of Law and Economics

    An Intellectual History, 1st Edition

    By George Priest

    This is a history - though, intentionally, a brief history - of the rise of law and economics as a field of thought in the US college and law school academy, though the field has expanded to Europe and South America and will expand further as other legal systems develop. This book explains the…

    Paperback – 2019-11-30 

  • The Evolutionary Origins of Markets

    How Evolution, Psychology and Biology Have Shaped the Economy, 1st Edition

    By Rojhat Avşar

    Our elaborate market exchange system owes its existence not to our calculating brain or insatiable self-centeredness, but rather to our sophisticated and nuanced human sociality and to the inherent rationality built into our emotions. The modern economic system is helped a lot more than hindered by…

    Paperback – 2019-11-28 
    Economics as Social Theory

  • Economics as Social Science

    Economics imperialism and the challenge of interdisciplinarity, 1st Edition

    By Roberto Marchionatti, Mario Cedrini

    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 ‘…

    Paperback – 2019-11-22 
    Routledge Advances in Social Economics

  • The Origins of Capitalism as a Social System

    The Prevalence of an Aleatory Encounter, 1st Edition

    By John Milios

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-11-22 

  • Empire and Commerce in Africa

    A Study in Economic Imperialism, 1st Edition

    By Leonard Woolf

    In this title, originally published in 1920, Leonard Woolf traces the history of economic imperialism and explores the relations of Europe and Africa since 1876. This analysis of economic imperialism helped to shape attitudes to colonialism for more than one generation of radicals and socialists,…

    Paperback – 2019-11-14 
    Routledge Library Editions: World Empires

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