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Political Economy for Human Rights

Political Economy for Human Rights

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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...

Nonviolent Political Economy: Theory and Applications

Nonviolent Political Economy: Theory and Applications

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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,...

Cognitive Capitalism, Welfare and Labour: The Commonfare Hypothesis

Cognitive Capitalism, Welfare and Labour: The Commonfare Hypothesis

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Andrea Fumagalli, Alfonso Giuliani, Stefano Lucarelli, Carlo Vercellone
June 24, 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...

The Economics of Military Spending: A Marxist Perspective

The Economics of Military Spending: A Marxist Perspective

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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 empirical investigation of how military spending affects the profit rate, a key indicator of the health of a capitalist...

Political Pluralism, Disagreement and Justice: The Case for Polycentric Democracy

Political Pluralism, Disagreement and Justice: The Case for Polycentric Democracy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Julian F. Müller
May 27, 2019

This book poses the question, how can we organize the 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...

The Dark Places of Business Enterprise: Reinstating Social Costs in Institutional Economics

The Dark Places of Business Enterprise: Reinstating Social Costs in Institutional Economics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Pietro Frigato, Francisco J. Santos-Arteaga
May 15, 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...

Economic Woman: Gendering Inequality in the Age of Capital

Economic Woman: Gendering Inequality in the Age of Capital

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Frances Raday
April 25, 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...

A Macroeconomic Analysis of Profit

A Macroeconomic Analysis of Profit

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Andrea Carrera
April 25, 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...

Discourse Analysis and Austerity: Critical Studies from Economics and Linguistics

Discourse Analysis and Austerity: Critical Studies from Economics and Linguistics

1st Edition

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...

Uncertainty and Economics: A Paradigmatic Perspective

Uncertainty and Economics: A Paradigmatic Perspective

1st Edition

Christian Müller-Kademann
January 15, 2019

This book is set against the assumption that humans' unique feature is their infinite creativity, their ability to reflect on their deeds and to control their actions. These skills give rise to genuine uncertainty in society and hence in the economy. Here, the author sets out that uncertainty must...

The Pedagogy of Economic, Political and Social Crises: Dynamics, Construals and Lessons

The Pedagogy of Economic, Political and Social Crises: Dynamics, Construals and Lessons

1st Edition

Bob Jessop, Karim Knio
November 07, 2018

Crises have been studied in many disciplines and from diverse perspectives for at least 150 years. Yet recent decades have seen a marked increase in the crisis literature, reflecting growing awareness of crisis phenomena from the 1970s onwards. Responding to this mainstream literature, this edited...

Commodity: The Global Commodity System in the 21st Century

Commodity: The Global Commodity System in the 21st Century

1st Edition

Photis Lysandrou
November 06, 2018

The 21st century marks a watershed in the history of the human economic condition. Income and wealth inequalities are now greater than ever before – and their role in the global financial crisis is one of the burning issues of today. Commodity looks at the great financial crisis from an entirely...

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