The Elgar Companion to Radical Political Economy

The Elgar Companion to Radical Political Economy

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This major reference book has been designed to provide a comprehensive coverage of radical political economy. International in scope, The Elgar Companion to Radical Political Economy includes contributions from a very wide range of specialists who discuss topics, ideas and theories in the field.

Radical political economy is a term used to encompass a range of different schools of thought. These include post Keynesian, Kaleckian, Marxian, Institutionalist, Sraffian and other approaches to economics which share the common theme of production, rather than the exchange focus of neoclassical and Austrian economics. Their concern with the generation and use of the surplus leads them to an interest in dynamics, income distribution, growth and development, and capital accumulation. With over 100 entries, the companion provides detailed information on a wide range of aspects of radical political economy as well as some important insights into its theoretical underpinning. A special feature of the book is its emphasis upon explaining the positive elements in radical political economy.

As the first book of its kind devoted to radical political economy, the companion will be an essential reference source for scholars and students with an interest in the development of economic ideas.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 31.75mm | 907.18g
  • Cheltenham, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1852784601
  • 9781852784607

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`These valuable contributions will be very useful to students and nonspecialists wanting a clear introduction to specific topics or a convenient volume to browse to get a feel for a broader area of study. A welcome addition to any library.' -- M. Perelman, Choice `. . . an excellent short encyclopedia of radical political economies. . . Even experienced scholars could read a number of the entries to refresh themselves or to introduce themselves to new areas of inquiry. Every university and college library should have a copy.' -- William M. Dugger, Southern Economic Journal `Elgar's companions are a joy to read from cover-to-cover. . . The volume is indexed and belongs in every library.' -- William M. Dugger, Journal of Economic Issues `. . . this is a worthwhile volume deserving a browse by anyone with radical pretensions.' -- Keith Cowling, The Economic Journal
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About Philip Arestis

Edited by Philip Arestis, University Director of Research, Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge and Fellow, Wolfson College, UK and Malcolm Sawyer, Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Leeds, UK
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