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  • The Political Economy of Diet, Health and Food Policyby Ben Fine

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The Political Economy of Diet and Health continues the exploration of food systems theory begun in the author's previous publications. It presents a critical exposition of food systems theory and analyses the existing approaches to food consumption. Subjects include: * resolving the diet paradox * the impact of the EU * the lack of policy in the... more...

  • Labour Market Theoryby Ben Fine

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    This book is a commanding assessment of labour market theory across the social sciences. It provides a radically original critique of labour market theory, which draws constructively but critically on existing literature. The work: * contributes to the debates on key issues in labour economics such as unemployment, gender, equal pay and the minimum... more...

  • Social Capital Versus Social Theoryby Ben Fine

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 73.95

    The idea of Social Capital is an attempt to incorporate social considerations into mainstream economic thinking. Its proponents feel that social factors are properly quantifiable. So, they use the compex algebra and statistics beloved of mainstream economic theory and measure 'units' of health care or education in the same way that they would machinery... more...

  • The Value Dimension (Routledge Revivals)by Ben Fine

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The essays in this edited collection, first published in 1986, focus on important debates surrounding the central Marxian problem of the transformation of values into prices. The collection brings together major contributions on the value theory debate from the decade prior to the book?s publication, and assesses the debate?s significance for wider... more...

  • The Coal Question (Routledge Revivals)by Ben Fine

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    The coal industry has always occupied a symbolic place in British economic and political life, inspiring debates and arousing passions throughout the last two centuries. This account of the economics of coal, first published in 1990, is unique in its comprehensive three-part approach. First, Ben Fine charts the ways in which the theoretical understanding... more...

  • From Political Economy to Economicsby Dimitris Milonakis; Ben Fine

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 68.95

    Economics has become a monolithic science, variously described as formalistic and autistic with neoclassical orthodoxy reigning supreme. So argue Dimitris Milonakis and Ben Fine in this new major work of critical recollection. The authors show how economics was once rich, diverse, multidimensional and pluralistic, and unravel the processes that lead... more...

  • From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomicsby Ben Fine; Dimitris Milonakis

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 63.95

    Is or has economics ever been the imperial social science? Could or should it ever be so? These are the central concerns of this book. It involves a critical reflection on the process of how economics became the way it is, in terms of a narrow and intolerant orthodoxy, that has, nonetheless, increasingly directed its attention to appropriating the... more...

  • Privatization and Alternative Public Sector Reform in Sub-Saharan Africaby Kate Bayliss; Ben Fine

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 135.00

    it is increasingly apparent that the privatization experiment in sub-Saharan Africa has failed. This book shows that the state is set to dominate service delivery for the foreseeable future in much of the region, and that the public sector must be considered as a viable policy option for the delivery of water and electricity. more...

  • The Elgar Companion to Marxist Economicsby Ben Fine; Alfredo Saad-Filho

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 60.00

    This Companion takes stock of the trajectory, achievements, shortcomings and prospects of Marxist political economy. It reflects the contributors' shared commitment to bringing the methods, theories and concepts of Marx himself to bear across a wide range of topics and perspectives, and it provides a testimony to the continuing purpose and vitality... more...

  • Development Policy in the Twenty-First Centuryby Ben Fine; Costas Lapavitsas; Jonathan Pincus

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    The Post-Washington Consensus has succeeded in becoming the new theoretical underpinning for the World Bank's Structural Adjustment policies in developing countries. This broad-ranging critique explains that without a much broader political economy the Post-Washington Consensus is unlikely to provide a coherent framework for successful development... more...