New Political Economy

Series Editor: Richard Mcintyre

  • Economic Necessity, Political Contingency and the Limits of Post-Marxism

    By Ceren Özselçuk

    Post-Marxism emerged in the 1970s and 80s as a way to retain certain insights from Marxism while disposing of its indefensible and destructive elements, especially the tendency to reduce all social change to the economic base. This book offers a new and critical reading of post-Marxism, arguing…

    Hardback – 2016-06-29 
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  • Late Neoclassical Economics

    The Restoration of Theoretical Humanism in Contemporary Economic Theory

    By Yahya M. Madra

    In recent years, many economists have argued that a break has occurred with the long-dominant neoclassical tradition and declared the death of homo economicus. A new heterogeneity has emerged, drawing on game theory and broader assumptions of agent motivation, which centres on a different…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29 
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  • Everyday Economic Practices

    The 'Hidden Transcripts' of Egyptian Voices

    By Savinna Chowdhury

    This book brings to the forefront the significance of local everyday economic practices to development policymaking. Chowdhury's objective in unearthing these diverse activities is two-fold. She demonstrates why it is a misrepresentation to characterize all that is economic as "capitalism…

    Paperback – 2015-07-19
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  • Worker Identity, Agency and Economic Development

    Women's empowerment in the Indian informal economy

    By Elizabeth Hill

    More than nine out of every ten working women in India are employed in the informal economy, unprotected by labour laws and excluded from basic forms of social security. They work as daily labourers in the fields, small producers and industrial outworkers in their own homes and as vendors on the…

    Paperback – 2014-06-22
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  • Class, Gender, and the American Family Farm in the 20th Century

    By Elizabeth A. Ramey

    Integrating a focus on gender with Marx’s surplus-based notion of class, this book offers a one-of-a-kind analysis of family farms in the United States. The analysis shows how gender and class struggles developed during important moments in the history of these family farms shaped the trajectory of…

    Hardback – 2014-03-27
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  • Seeking Sustainability

    On the prospect of an ecological liberalism

    By G. J Paton

    The ideas of neoliberalism perpetuate a disembedded and dichotomised view of economy-ecology relations. The renewed interest in climate change and sustainability attests to the lack of progress achieved by the ‘sustainable development’ regime and to the need for more appropriate frameworks for…

    Paperback – 2013-11-10
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  • Political Economy from Below

    Economic Thought in Communitarian Anarchism, 1840-1914

    By Rob Knowles

    Communitarian anarchism is a generic form of socialism that denies the need for a state or any other authority over the individual from above, and which requires absolute belief that the individual cannot exist outside of a community of others. This book suggests that the communitarian anarchists…

    Paperback – 2013-06-25
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  • Miracle for Whom?

    Chilean Workers Under Free Trade

    By Janine Berg

    Miracle for Whom? offers a fresh and insightful perspective to the debate on rising income inequality in Chile, and on the broader question of how free trade affects the demand for workers in developing countries.…

    Paperback – 2013-04-30
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  • Unions and Class Transformation

    The Case of the Broadway Musicians

    By Catherine P. Mulder

    How can unions move from a defensive strategy to one of class transformation? Mulder demonstrates how the current union strategies of class blindness lead to weak and often unintended results. Unions, she argues, do not use their collective power for class transformation and union commentators/…

    Paperback – 2013-02-13
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  • Rethinking Municipal Privatization

    By Oliver D. Cooke

    This book examines one of the most high-profile municipal privatizations—the privatization of New York City’s Central Park. The fiscal crisis of the 1970s established the political and cultural opening for privatizations, which were justified on the basis of increasing efficiency. However, as Cooke…

    Paperback – 2012-12-13
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  • Encoding Capital

    The Political Economy of the Human Genome Project

    By Rodney Loeppky

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2012-10-28
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  • Structuralism and Individualism in Economic Analysis

    The "Contractionary Devaluation Debate" in Development Economics

    By S. Charusheela

    This book argues that the debates about the appropriate economic policies to follow in the developing world within the field of development economics are at heart debates about the appropriate ontology to ascribe to agents within the developing world.…

    Paperback – 2012-09-09
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  • The African-Asian Divide

    Analyzing Institutions and Accumulation in Kenya

    By Paul Vandenberg

    Why have Africans not gained a more dominant position in urban manufacturing in Kenya? This question is explored through an analysis of the institutions, both formal and informal, that have affected patterns of capital accumulation in Kenya by the African and Asian (Indian) communities. Using a new…

    Paperback – 2012-07-26
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  • Prison Labor in the United States

    An Economic Analysis

    By Asatar Bair

    This book is the only comprehensive analysis of contemporary prison labor in the United States. In it, the author makes the provocative claim that prison labor is best understood as a form of slavery, in which the labor-power of each inmate (though not their person) is owned by the Department of…

    Paperback – 2012-04-09
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  • The Political Economy of European Union Competition Policy

    A Case Study of the Telecommunications Industry

    By Tuna Baskoy

    In the European Union (EU), competition policy occupies a central place amongst other EU public policies and is the first truly supranational public policy regulating market competition. One of the stated objectives of EU competition policy is to prevent excessive concentration of economic power in…

    Paperback – 2012-02-23
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  • New Deal Banking Reforms and Keynesian Welfare State Capitalism

    By Ellen Russell

    Russell provides a groundbreaking critique of the orthodox position on the nature of New Deal reforms as well as an innovative analysis of the unraveling of those reforms. Russell argues that the success of the New Deal banking reforms in the post-war period initially produced a "pax financus" in…

    Paperback – 2012-02-22
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  • Labor, Industry, and Regulation during the Progressive Era

    By Daniel E. Saros

    The Progressive Era was among the most volatile times for the economy and labor in American History. Daniel E. Saros explores the institutional and economic conditions of this time, revealing new insight into the regulated nature of industry and the conditions of labor. Using the steel industry as…

    Paperback – 2012-02-22
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  • Discipline in the Global Economy?

    International Finance and the End of Liberalism

    By Jakob Vestergaard

    In Discipline in the Global Economy, Jakob Vestergaard investigates the currently prevailing regulation of international finance, launched in response to the financial crises of the 1990’s. At the core of this approach is a set of standards of ‘best practice’, ranging from banking supervision to…

    Paperback – 2012-02-02
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  • Market Sense

    Toward a New Economics of Markets and Society

    By Philip Kozel

    This book concentrates upon the historic associations of the marketplace in the work of Aristotle, Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and demonstrates how what markets were imagined to entail for society was critical to each author's understanding of the central social problems of their time.…

    Paperback – 2010-06-17
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