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The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics

Theorizing, Analyzing, and Transforming Capitalism

Edited by: Tae-Hee Jo , Lynne Chester , Carlo D'Ippoliti

Print publication date:  July  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138899940
eBook ISBN: 9781315707587
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315707587
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The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics presents a comprehensive overview of the latest work on economic theory and policy from a ?pluralistic? heterodox perspective.

Contributions throughout the Handbook explore different theoretical perspectives including: Marxian-radical political economics; Post Keynesian-Sraffian economics; institutionalist-evolutionary economics; feminist economics; social economics; Régulation theory; the Social Structure of Accumulation approach; and ecological economics. They explain the structural properties and dynamics of capitalism, as well as propose economic and social policies for the benefit of the majority of the population. This book aims, firstly, to provide realistic and coherent theoretical frameworks to understand the capitalist economy in a constructive and forward-looking manner. Secondly, it delineates the future directions, as well as the current state, of heterodox economics, and then provides both ?heat and light? on controversial issues, drawing out the commonalities and differences among different heterodox economic approaches. The volume also envisions transformative economic and social policies for the majority of the population and explains why economics is, and should be treated as, a social science.

This Handbook will be of compelling interest to those, including students, who wish to learn about alternative economic theories and policies that are rarely found in conventional economics textbooks or discussed in the mainstream media, and to critical economists and other social scientists who are concerned with analyzing pressing socio-economic issues.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The state of the art and challenges for heterodox economics Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Social provisioning process Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The social surplus approach Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Accumulation regimes Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Monetary theories of production Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The principle of effective demand Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Heterodox theories of value Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Theories of prices and alternative economic paradigms Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Heterodox theories of distribution Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The micro—macro link in heterodox economics Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Society and its institutions Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Heterodox economics and theories of interactive agency  Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Households in heterodox economic theory Download PDF
Chapter  14:  A heterodox theory of the business enterprise Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Heterodox theories of business competition and market governance Download PDF
Chapter  16:  A Marxian understanding of the nature and form of dominant capitalist legal institutions Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Money and monetary regimes  Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Banks in developing countries Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Shadow banking Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The informal economy in theory and policy Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Inequality and poverty Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The accumulation of capital Download PDF
Chapter  23:  A heterodox reconstruction of trade theory Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Analyzing the organization of global production Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Labor processes and outcomes Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Heterodox theories of the business cycle Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Heterodox theories of economic growth Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Financialization and the crises of capitalism Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Theories of international development Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Energy, environment, and the economy Download PDF
Chapter  31:  An exit strategy from capitalism's ecological crisis Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Restructuring financial systems with human advancement in mind Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Rethinking the role of the state Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The twenty-first century capitalist revolution Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Achieving full employment Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Social welfare and social control Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Heterodox economics as a living body of knowledge Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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