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Theory

  • Cameralism in Practiceby Marten Seppel; Keith Tribe

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2017; US$ 21.49

    This book discusses the impact of cameralism on the practices of governance, early modern state-building and economy in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe. It argues that the cameralist conception of state and economy - a form of 'science' of government dedicated to reforming society while promoting economic development, and often associated... more...

  • Worst-Case Economicsby Frank Ackerman

    Anthem Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    In both climate change and financial crises, worst-case scenarios and disastrous risks are inescapable. Yet public policy often focuses on average or likely outcomes, minimizing the danger of extreme events. ‘Worst-Case Economics: Extreme Events in Climate and Finance’ explores the underlying causes and the remedies needed for the most serious... more...

  • Cameralism in Practiceby Marten Seppel; Keith Tribe

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; US$ 25.95

    The first book that acknowledges cameralism as a European rather than just a German historical phenomenon. more...

  • Biography of an Ideaby David Felix

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The culmination of John Maynard Keynes's thought and lifework was The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money . Here, placing it in the context of his era, David Felix examines the evolution of Keynes's theorizing. He boldly claims that The General Theory lacks logical and factual support as pure theory, but is an achievement of great... more...

  • Talking to My Daughter About the Economyby Yanis Varoufakis

    Random House 2017; US$ 21.14

    Why is there so much inequality? In this short book, world famous economist Yanis Varoufakis sets out to answer his daughter Xenia’s deceptively simple question. Using personal stories and famous myths – from Oedipus and Faust to Frankenstein and The Matrix – he explains what the economy is and why it has the power to shape our lives. Intimate... more...

  • The Fascist Nature of Neoliberalismby Andrea Micocci; Flavia Di Mario

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Capitalism is based on a false logic in which all facts and ideas are reduced to a consideration of their ‘feasibility’ within the capitalist system. Thus, all mainstream economic and political theories, including those such as Marxism which are supposed to offer an alternative vision, have been stunted and utopian ideas are completely side-lined.... more...

  • The Economic Approach to Law, Third Editionby Thomas J. Miceli

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 90.00

    Now in its third edition, this book uses the basic tools of economic theory to depict law as a social institution, aimed at inducing socially desirable behavior. Up-to-date with discussions of recent cases and the latest research, The Economic Approach to Law is optimally organized for courses in Law and Economics. more...

  • The Last Empiresby William Allan

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 118.11

    This book is a forthright and novel examination of efforts to improve global governance over the last forty years. It looks at the effects of governance changes on people that have been marginalized by industrial progress and international conflict and the inability of national governments to meet the needs of global society. Economics has long... more...

  • Knowledge, Class, and Economicsby Theodore A. Burczak; Robert F. Garnett Jr.; Richard McIntyre

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 59.95

    Knowledge, Class, and Economics: Marxism without Guarantees surveys the "Amherst School" of non-determinist Marxist political economy, 40 years on: its core concepts, intellectual origins, diverse pathways, and enduring tensions. The volume’s 30 original essays reflect the range of perspectives and projects that comprise the Amherst School—the interdisciplinary... more...

  • Elections, Voting Rules and Paradoxical Outcomesby William V. Gehrlein; Dominique Lepelley

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 118.11

    This monograph studies voting procedures based on the probability that paradoxical outcomes like the famous Condorcet Paradox might exist. It is well known that hypothetical examples of many different paradoxical election outcomes can be developed, but this analysis examines factors that are related to the process by which voters form their preferences... more...