Routledge Advances in Social Economics

Series Editor: John B Davis

This series presents new advances and developments in social economics thinking on a variety of subjects that concern the link between social values and economics. Need, justice and equity, gender, cooperation, work, poverty, the environment, class, institutions, public policy, and methodology are some of the most important themes. Among the orientations of the authors are social economist, institutionalist, humanist, solidarist, cooperativist, radical and Marxist, feminist, post-Keynesian, behaviorist, and environmentalist. The series offers new contributions from today’s most foremost thinkers on the social character of the economy. 

Publishes in conjunction with the Association of Social Economics.

  • The Economics of Values-Based Organisations

    An Introduction

    By Luigino Bruni, Alessandra Smerilli

    This book looks at the governance of values-based organizations (VBOs), which are organizations with a mission and identity based on ideals. Examples of VBOs include non-profit organizations, charities, NGOs, environmental, educational or cultural organizations, and social enterprises. The main…

    Hardback – 2014-07-27
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  • Financial Exclusion and the Poverty Trap

    Overcoming Deprivation in the Inner City

    By Pamela Lenton, Paul Mosley

    The persistence of poverty hurts us all, and attacking poverty is a major policy objective everywhere. In Britain, the main political parties have an anti-poverty mandate and in particular an agreed commitment to eliminate child poverty by 2020, but there is controversy over how this should be done…

    Paperback – 2014-07-03
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  • Elements of an Evolutionary Theory of Welfare

    Assessing Welfare When Preferences Change

    By Martin Binder

    It has always been an important task of economics to assess individual and social welfare. The traditional approach has assumed that the measuring rod for welfare is the satisfaction of the individual’s given and unchanging preferences, but recent work in behavioural economics has called this into…

    Paperback – 2014-06-22
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  • Social Economics

    Premises, Findings and Policies

    Edited by Edward O'Boyle

    Social Economics is a way of thinking about economic affairs that begins with the philosphical foundations. It begins at this level, frequently overlooked by mainstream economists, to illustrate how critical premises are in the construction of an economy and the repair of a dysfunctional economy.…

    Paperback – 2014-05-18
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  • Social Capital and Economics

    Social Values, Power, and Social Identity

    Edited by Asimina Christoforou, John B. Davis

    This volume provides a collection of critical new perspectives on social capital theory by examining how social values, power relationships, and social identity interact with social capital. This book seeks to extend this theory into what have been largely under-investigated domains, and, at the…

    Hardback – 2014-04-30
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  • Boundaries of Clan and Color

    Transnational Comparisons of Inter-Group Disparity

    Edited by William Darity, Ashwini Deshpande

    Economic disparity between ethnic and racial groups is a ubiquitous and pervasive phenomenon internationally. Gaps between groups encompass employment, wage, occupational status and wealth differentials. Virtually every nation is comprised of a group whose material well-being is sharply depressed…

    Paperback – 2014-04-02
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  • Global Social Economy

    Development, work and policy

    Edited by John B. Davis

    This book addresses ‘global social economy’ which addresses the relation of capitalism to human flourishing, the role of international governance in the world economy, the transformation of work and use of time in internationalizing economies, cross-country developments in gender, poverty, and…

    Paperback – 2013-11-10
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  • Poverty and Social Exclusion

    New Methods of Analysis

    Edited by Gianni Betti, Achille Lemmi

    Poverty and inequality remain at the top of the global economic agenda, and the methodology of measuring poverty continues to be a key area of research. This new book, from a leading international group of scholars, offers an up to date and innovative survey of new methods for estimating poverty at…

    Hardback – 2013-06-27
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  • Living Wage Movements

    Global Perspectives

    Edited by Deborah M. Figart

    Living wage activism has spanned time and space, reaching across decades and national boundaries. Conditions generating living wage movements early in the twentieth century have resurfaced in the twenty-first century, only on a global scale: 'sweated' labour, macroeconomic instability, and job…

    Paperback – 2012-09-11
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  • The Economics of Social Responsibility

    The World of Social Enterprises

    Edited by Carlo Borzaga, Leonardo Becchetti

    This book offers a rethinking of the burgeoning research on not-for-profit organizations and socially responsible economics. Adopting a comparative approach, the chapters explore and reinterpret the impact of social enterprises on the provision of general-interest services, work integration,…

    Paperback – 2012-05-29
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  • The Capability Approach

    Development Practice and Public Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Edited by Francesca Panzironi, Katharine Gelber

    This book provides a unique laboratory of ‘capabilities in practice’ in the Asia-Pacific region. It explores the application of the capability approach in development practice and public policy from a multidisciplinary perspective by bringing together scholars and practitioners from a wide range of…

    Hardback – 2012-05-23
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  • Ethics and the Market

    Insights from Social Economics

    By Betsy Jane Clary, Wilfred Dolfsma, Deborah M. Figart

    Comprising cutting-edge work on the state of social economics today, this theoretically diverse book includes strong emphasis on the role of ethics, morality, identity, and society in economic theorizing. Much existing economic theory overlooks ethics. Rather than situating the market and values…

    Paperback – 2011-11-27
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  • The Political Economy of Consumer Behavior

    Contesting Consumption

    By Bruce Pietrykowski

    Consumption forms a major part of people’s lives. As such, geographers, historians of technology and sociologists have devoted much attention to trying to figure out what makes consumption meaningful. By contrast, economists have been content to hold onto theories of consumption that depend on a…

    Paperback – 2011-09-25
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  • Socio-economic Mobility and Low-status Minorities

    Slow roads to progress

    By Jacob Meerman

    This book concentrates on ethnic minorities such as former slaves, outcastes and indigenous peoples dispossessed of homeland. These groups are universally without power, usually undereducated, and always victims of their fellow citizens. The book asks why these socially excluded groups remain at…

    Paperback – 2011-08-16
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  • The Theory of the Individual in Economics

    Identity and Value

    By John B Davis

    The concept of the individual and his/her motivations is a bedrock of philosophy. All strands of thought at heart come down to a particular theory of the individual. Economics, though, is guilty of taking this hugely important concept without questioning how we theorise it. This superb book…

    Paperback – 2003-03-19
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  • The Social Economics of Health Care

    Edited by John B Davis

    For too long now, the issue of health care reform has been dominated by the techniques of mainstream economics and the constant application of the tools of cost-benefit analysis to an area that does not suit it.Issues such as privacy, genetic testing and the allocation of organ transplants require…

    Paperback – 2001-05-16
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  • Reclaiming Evolution

    By William Dugger, Howard J. Sherman

    Howard Sherman and William M. Dugger engage in a dialogue on social evolution from Institutionalist and Marxist perspectives, each representing one side. Together they explore the way society develops using the equally radical, but very different approaches of Thorstein Veblen and Karl Marx.…

    Paperback – 2000-10-11
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  • Working Time

    International Trends, Theory and Policy Perspectives

    Edited by Deborah M. Figart, Lonnie Golden

    Working time is a crucial issue for both research and public policy. This book presents the first comprehensive analysis of both paid and unpaid work time, integrating a unique discussion of overwork, underwork, shortening of the working week, and flexible work practices.Time at work is affected by…

    Hardback – 2000-09-13
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  • The Human Firm

    A Socio-Economic Analysis of its Behaviour and Potential in a New Economic Age

    By John Tomer

    This book challenges mainstream neo-classical perspectives on the firm. John Tomer argues that in the age of globalization and rapid technological change, an understanding of business behaviour and government policy toward business requires an appreciation of the firm's human dimension. The Human…

    Hardback – 1999-03-03
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  • Economics for the Common Good

    Two Centuries of Economic Thought in the Humanist Tradition

    By Mark A Lutz

    This textbook presents an introduction to the central issues of social economics. Building on a venerable social economics tradition, the book recommends a more rational economic order and proposes new principles of economic policy. The issues covered include: * the inadequacy of individualistic…

    Paperback – 1999-02-24
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  • The Environmental Consequences of Growth

    Steady-State Economics as an Alternative to Ecological Decline

    By Douglas Booth

    This book presents a new perspective on the link between economic growth and environmental change. All the key issues in environmental economics are covered, including: * industry, creation and environmental change * air, water and toxic pollution * economic growth and the limits of environmental…

    Paperback – 1997-12-31
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  • Bod XIV

    Shelley's "Devils Notebook": Bodleian Ms.Shelleyadds.E.9"

    By Percy Bysshe Shelley

    Hardback – 1993-06-30
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