Inequality and Governance
The Dark Side of Nudges
Alternative Approaches to Economic Theory: Complexity, Post Keynesian and Ecological Economics
Political Economy for Human Rights
The Dark Places of Business Enterprise: Reinstating Social Costs in Institutional Economics
A Macroeconomic Analysis of Profit
Andreas P. Kyriacou
September 20, 2019
Governance matters for social welfare. Better governed countries are richer, happier, and have fewer social and environment problems. Good governance implies that public sector agents act impartially. It manifests itself in the form of equality before the law, an independent and professional public...
Maria Alejandra Madi
July 10, 2019
The concept of "nudging" has hit news headlines in recent years following the implementation of nudge policies in many parts of the world, the establishment of behavioural policy units in some countries and the award of the Nobel Prize in Economics to the behavioural economist Richard Thaler in...
Victor A. Beker
July 05, 2019
The 2007/08 financial crisis exposed the shortcomings of mainstream economic theory with economists unprepared to deal with it. In the face of this, a major rethinking of economics seems necessary and in presenting alternative approaches to economic theory this book contributes to the rebuilding of...
Manuel Couret Branco
July 03, 2019
Over time there has been a miscommunication between mainstream economics and human rights that has paved the way to a justificatory ideology that validates the submission of human rights to the logic of market capitalism. This book shows how the discourse of mainstream economics is intrinsically...
Freddy Cante, Wanda Tatiana Torres
July 01, 2019
Nonviolent Political Economy offers a set of theoretical solutions and practical guidelines to build an economy of nonviolence which implies a social state of peacefulness, involving minimal violence and minimal destruction of nature. The book provides renewed reflections on heterodox economics,...
Andrea Fumagalli, Alfonso Giuliani, Stefano Lucarelli, Carlo Vercellone
June 17, 2019
This book deals with the transformations of both accumulation process and labour in the transition from a Fordist to a cognitive capitalism paradigm, with specific regard to Western economies. It outlines the advent, after industrial capitalism, of a new phase of the capitalist system in which the...
Adem Yavuz Elveren
June 06, 2019
The Economics of Military Spending offers a comprehensive analysis of the effect of military expenditures on the economy. It is the first book to provide both a theoretical and an empirical investigation of how military spending affects the profit rate, a key indicator of the health of a...
Julian F. Müller
May 30, 2019
This book poses the question: How can we organize society in such a way that our disagreement about facts and norms works to the benefit of everyone? In response, it makes the argument for polycentric democracy, a political arrangement consisting of various political units that enjoy different...
May 15, 2019
The author introduces the concept of economic woman and makes her visible in duality with and opposition to the exclusive model of economic man. Economic man has epitomized neo-liberal capitalism, which embraces competition and maximization of profit, resulting in a steep increase in economic...
Pietro Frigato, Francisco J. Santos-Arteaga
April 29, 2019
This book considers Thorstein Veblen’s central preoccupation with the dark places of business enterprise, an integral part of the old institutional economics. Combining the contributions made by Karl William Kapp and Philip Mirowski, it proposes the systematization of an adjourned institutional...
April 24, 2019
Based on the observation of economic reality, this book provides for the foundations of a new structure of national payment systems. Specifically, to this end, a rigorous accounting for money transactions, savings, and invested profit is suggested, with a major aim to settle sustainable lending...
Kate Power, Tanweer Ali, Eva Lebdušková
March 20, 2019
In the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008, governments around the developed world coordinated policy moves to stimulate economic activity and avert a depression. In subsequent years, however, cuts to public expenditure, or austerity, have become the dominant narrative in...