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  • Aristotle's Critique of Political Economy

    With a Contemporary Application, 1st Edition

    By Robert L. Gallagher

    This book presents a positive account of Aristotle’s theory of political economy, arguing that it contains elements that may help us better understand and resolve contemporary social and economic problems. The book considers how Aristotle’s work has been utilized by scholars including Marx,…

    Hardback – 2018-06-06
    Routledge Studies in the History of 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…

    Hardback – 2018-05-23
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • The Economic Thought of William Petty

    Exploring the Colonialist Roots of Economics, 1st Edition

    By Hugh Goodacre

    William Petty (1623-1687), long recognised as a founding father of English political economy, was actively involved in the military-colonial administration of Ireland following its invasion by Oliver Cromwell, and to the end of his days continued to devise schemes for securing England’s continued…

    Hardback – 2018-05-23
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • Otto Neurath and the History of Economics

    1st Edition

    By Michael Turk

    Although Otto Neurath left his mark across an array of fields in the first half of the twentieth century, he was trained as an economist and wrote extensively about economics. He questioned the philosophical foundations of economic concepts, the fuzziness of economic terminology, the unwarranted…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • A Brief Prehistory of the Theory of the Firm

    1st Edition

    By Paul Walker

    The theory of the firm did not exist, in any serious manner, until around 1970. Only then did the current theory of the firm literature begin to emerge, based largely upon the work of Ronald Coase and to a lesser degree Frank Knight. It was work by Armen Alchian, Robert Crawford, Harold Demsetz,…

    Hardback – 2018-05-08
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • Money, Markets and Capital

    The Case for a Monetary Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Jean Cartelier

    Money and payments are familiar to everybody. Economists however are often at a loss in assessing the extent to which money matters. As a matter of fact, money is at the origin of the main cleavage in economic theory. Beyond sophisticated models what is at stake is whether money is just an…

    Hardback – 2018-04-26
    Routledge International Studies in Money and Banking

  • Parliament, Inventions and Patents

    A Research Guide and Bibliography, 1st Edition

    By Phillip Johnson

    This book is a research guide and bibliography of Parliamentary material, including the Old Scottish Parliament and the Old Irish Parliament, relating to patents and inventions from the early seventeenth century to 1976. It chronicles the entire history of a purely British patent law before the…

    Hardback – 2018-04-24

  • A Worker's Economist

    John R. Commons and His Legacy from Progressivism to the War on Poverty, 1st Edition

    By John Dennis Chasse

    John R. Commons is one of the few reformers of the past century whose major works are still actively read, whose ideas are still debated, and whose principles are still applied to the analysis of contemporary problems. His life spanned the years of America’s “Great Transformation,” from a nation of…

    Hardback – 2018-03-22

  • Greed, Self-Interest and the Shaping of Economics

    1st Edition

    By Rudi Verburg

    Since 2008, profound questions have been asked about the driving forces and self-regulating potential of the economic system, political control and morality. With opinion turning against markets and self-interest, economists found themselves on the wrong side of the argument. This book explores how…

    Hardback – 2018-03-20
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • Financial Economy

    Evolutions at the Edge of Crises, 1st Edition

    By Smita Roy Trivedi, Sutanu Bhattacharya

    This book examines how contemporary financial economy evolved as the predominant economic system, and why unabated accumulation of financial capital takes place in such systems. It reviews the mechanics of accumulation of wealth by tracing the historical roots of financial capital. Traversing the…

    Hardback – 2018-03-06
    Routledge India

  • Asia and the History of the International Economy

    Essays in Memory of Peter Mathias, 1st Edition

    Edited by A.J.H. Latham, Heita Kawakatsu

    This collection of essays sheds new light on many aspects of Asia’s integration with the international economy. H.I.H. Crown Prince Naruhito discusses the problems of controlling water in the interest of urban development. He first examines the problems encountered on the River Thames in…

    Hardback – 2018-02-14
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • The Economics of Law, Order, and Action

    The Logic of Public Goods, 1st Edition

    By Jakub Bozydar Wisniewski

    According to the standard position of the economic mainstream, the efficient production of so-called public goods, including law and defense, requires the use of territorial monopolies of coercive force. Two arguments are put forward for this position: a "positive" one, based on the claim that only…

    Hardback – 2018-02-13
    Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

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