1. New Thinking in Political Economy series

    Series editor: Peter J. Boettke, George Mason University, US

    New Thinking in Political Economy aims to encourage scholarship in the intersection of the disciplines of politics, philosophy and economics. It has the ambitious purpose of reinvigorating political economy as a progressive force for understanding social and economic change. The series will be an important forum for the publication of new work analysing the social world from a multi disciplinary perspective. With increased specialization (and professionalisation) within universities, interdisciplinary work has become increasingly uncommon. Indeed, during the 20th century, the process of disciplinary specialization reduced the intersection between economics, philosophy and politics and impoverished our understanding of society. Modern economics in particular has become increasingly mathematical and largely ignores the role of institutions and the contribution of moral philosophy and politics. New Thinking in Political Economy will stimulate new work that will combine technical knowledge provided by the 'dismal science' and the wisdom gleaned from the serious study of the 'worldly philosophy'. The series will reinvigorate our understanding of the social world by encouraging a multidisciplinary approach to the challenges confronting society in the next century.

Books in this series

TOTAL: 39
  1. Religion and Comparative Development

    Religion and Comparative Development

    Theocharis Grigoriadis
    Religion and Comparative Development is the first analytical endeavor on religion and government that incorporates microeconomic modeling of democracy and dictatorship as well as empirical linkages between religious norms and the bureaucratic provision of public goods within the framework of survey data analysis and public goods experiments. Moreover, it explores the rising significance of religion in Middle East and post-Soviet politics, as well as in current migration, security and party developments in the United States and Europe alike through these lenses. Learn More
    April 2018   Hardback Price: $ 105.00   Web: $ 94.50
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  2. Public Debt

    Public Debt

    Giuseppe Eusepi, Richard E. Wagner
    Over the past decades, economists have witnessed with growing uneasiness their failure to explain the ballooning of public debt in most countries. This book provides an alternative orientation that explains why concepts of public debt that are relevant for authoritarian regimes are not relevant for democratic regimes. Using methodological individualism and micro-economics, this book overcomes flaws inherent in the standard macro approach, according to which governments manipulate public debt to promote systemic stability. This unique analysis is grounded in the writings of Antonio de Viti de Marco, injecting current analytical contributions and formulations into the framework to offer a forthright insight into public debt and political economy. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  3. The Political Economy of Public Debt

    The Political Economy of Public Debt

    Richard M. Salsman
    How have the most influential political economists of the past three centuries theorized about sovereign borrowing and shaped its now widespread use? That important question receives a comprehensive answer in this original work, featuring careful textual analysis and illuminating exhibits of public debt empirics since 1700. Beyond its value as a definitive, authoritative history of thought on public debt, this book rehabilitates and reintroduces a realist perspective into a contemporary debate now heavily dominated by pessimists and optimists alike. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  4. Public Policy, Productive and Unproductive Entrepreneurship

    Public Policy, Productive and Unproductive Entrepreneurship

    Edited by Gregory M. Randolph, Michael T. Tasto, Robert F. Salvino Jr.
    This exciting book provides fresh insight into how institutions, governments, regulations, economic freedom and morality impact entrepreneurship and public policy. Each chapter contains a rigorous analysis of the consequences of public policy and the effects of institutional decisions on the productivity of entrepreneurs. These chapters will help policymakers direct their efforts at creating a positive economic environment for entrepreneurs to flourish and for scholars to better understand the role policy plays on entrepreneurial activity. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 115.00   Web: $ 103.50
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  5. Digitalization, Immigration and the Welfare State

    Digitalization, Immigration and the Welfare State

    Mårten Blix
    The Swedish welfare state finds itself in the middle of two major upheavals: The impact of technology and immigration. Having taken in more refugees per capita than most other countries, the pillars of the welfare state are being shaken. Digital technologies are set to strengthen already existing trends towards job and wage polarization. This book explores how these trends are more pronounced due to the rigidity of the labor market and the comprehensiveness of tax-financed welfare services. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  6. Creative Destruction and the Sharing Economy

    Creative Destruction and the Sharing Economy

    Henrique Schneider
    While creative destruction and disruptive innovation change the entrepreneurial landscape; regulation – especially regulation of sectorial markets and competition regulation – can delay this change or even bring it to a halt. Uber plays an active role between these two forces: first as an agent of creative destruction and then possibly in championing regulation on its own terms. Grounded in a particular understanding of the economic concept of the market as a series of processes, this book explores the implications of creative destruction, competition regulation and the role that businesses play. Instead of discussing these relations in a purely abstract manner, this book uses Uber as a case study. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 95.00   Web: $ 85.50
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  7. The International Monetary System and the Theory of Monetary Systems

    The International Monetary System and the Theory of Monetary Systems

    Pascal Salin
    The international monetary system, and the disparate systems that make it up, are complex and there are many fallacies surrounding the ways in which they work. This book provides a clear and rigorous understanding of these systems and their possible consequences. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  8. Liberty and Equality in Political Economy

    Liberty and Equality in Political Economy

    Nicholas Capaldi, Gordon Lloyd
    Liberty and Equality in Political Economy is an evolutionary account of the ongoing debate between two narratives: Locke and liberty versus Rousseau and equality. Within this book, Nicholas Capaldi and Gordon Lloyd view these authors and their texts as parts of a conversation, therefore highlighting a new perspective on the texts themselves. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  9. Politics as a Peculiar Business

    Politics as a Peculiar Business

    Richard E. Wagner
    Economists typically treat government as something outside the business realm, a sort of ‘Lord of the Manor’. Richard Wagner argues that this is the wrong approach and can ultimately be destructive to capitalism and to society. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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    2017   Paperback Price: $ 45.00   Web: $ 36.00
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  10. Culture and Economic Action

    Culture and Economic Action

    Edited by Laura E. Grube, Virgil Henry Storr
    This edited volume, a collection of both theoretical essays and empirical studies, presents an Austrian economics perspective on the role of culture in economic action. The authors illustrate that culture cannot be separated from economic action, but that it is in fact part of all decision-making. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 170.00   Web: $ 153.00
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  11. Competition, Coordination and Diversity

    Competition, Coordination and Diversity

    Pascal Salin
    Competition, or the freedom to enter into a market, contributes greatly to the differentiation of human activities and therefore to economic progress. This fascinating book highlights the similarities between human systems at both the micro and macro level, and demonstrates how competition can positively affect the economic workings of firms and countries. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  12. Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare State

    Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare State

    Andreas Bergh
    This book tackles a number of controversial questions regarding Sweden’s economic and political development: • How did Sweden become rich? • How did Sweden become egalitarian? • Why has Sweden since the early 1990s grown faster than the US and most EU-countries despite its high taxes and generous welfare state? The author uses new research on institutions and economic reforms to explain the rise, the fall and the recent revival of the Swedish welfare state. The central argument is that a generous welfare state like Sweden’s can work well, provided that it is built on well-functioning capitalist institutions and economic openess. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 105.00   Web: $ 94.50
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 39.95   Web: $ 31.96
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  13. Entrepreneurial Action, Public Policy, and Economic Outcomes

    Entrepreneurial Action, Public Policy, and Economic Outcomes

    Edited by Robert F. Salvino Jr., Michael T. Tasto, Gregory M. Randolph
    Examining the economics of entrepreneurship from the perspectives of productive versus unproductive entrepreneurial behavior and the role of institutions in economic outcomes, the authors in this book seek to advance the research on institutions by providing a simple framework to analyze the broader, long-term consequences of economic policies. They examine the relationship between economic freedom and economic outcomes and summarize empirical evidence and theory. The book also provides practical policy solutions that are based on the authors' cogent analyses. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  14. Economic Futures of the West

    Economic Futures of the West

    Jan Winiecki
    Jan Winiecki explores the various problems that the West must deal with in order to remain an efficient competitor in the world economy. These, he argues, are primarily consequences of the ever-expanding welfare state; consequences that are not only economic but also socio-psychological and, therefore, political. The author also considers the evolution of Western Europe and the USA from a new perspective, noting the ‘Europeanization’ of US economic policies and regulation and the ‘Americanization’ of polices and regulation in some European countries. The book concludes that the main challengers to the West – Brazil, Russia, India and China (the so-called BRIC group of countries) – are unlikely to gain economic supremacy over the West any time soon, given that they have to contend with their own difficulties. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 39.95   Web: $ 31.96
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  15. Constitutional Economics and Public Institutions

    Constitutional Economics and Public Institutions

    Edited by Francisco Cabrillo, Miguel A. Puchades-Navarro
    This extensive book explores in detail a wide range of topics within the public choice and constitutional political economy tradition, providing a comprehensive overview of current work across the field. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 162.00   Web: $ 145.80
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  16. The Rediscovery of Classical Economics

    The Rediscovery of Classical Economics

    David Simpson
    David Simpson skilfully argues that a market economy can be best understood as a human complex system, a perspective that represents a continuation of the classical tradition in economic thought. In the classical tradition, growth rather than allocative efficiency is the principal object of enquiry, economic phenomena are recognised to be elements of processes rather than structures, and change is evolutionary. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  17. International Aid and Private Schools for the Poor

    International Aid and Private Schools for the Poor

    Pauline Dixon
    This fascinating volume challenges the widely held belief that the state should supply, finance and regulate schooling in developing countries. Using India as an example, Dr. Pauline Dixon examines the ways in which private, for-profit schools might serve as a successful alternative to state-run systems of education in impoverished communities around the world. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 39.95   Web: $ 31.96
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  18. Institutions in Crisis

    Institutions in Crisis

    Edited by David Howden
    This critical and thought-provoking book explores the causes and consequences of Europe’s failed political and economic institutions. Europe’s recession has created new challenges as market turmoil has shaken the foundations of the twin pillars of the new drive for European integration – political and monetary unions. This book critically assesses the patchwork solutions continually offered to hold the troubled unions together. Failed political policies, from the prodigious ‘Common Agricultural Policy’ to ever more common fiscal stimulus packages, are shown to have bred less than stellar results in the past, and to have devastating implications for future European growth. The contributors outline the manner through which European monetary union has subsidized and continues to exacerbate the burgeoning debt crisis. Most strikingly, the interplay between Europe’s political and economic realms is exposed as the boondoggle it is, with increasingly bureaucratic institutions plaguing the continent and endangering future potential. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  19. Good Governance in the 21st Century

    Good Governance in the 21st Century

    Edited by Joachim Ahrens, Rolf Caspers, Janina Weingarth
    This book explores the interdependences of economic globalisation, political tensions, and national policymaking whilst analysing opportunities for governance reform at both national and international levels. It considers how governance mechanisms can be fashioned in order to both exploit the opportunities of globalization and cope with the numerous potential conflicts and risks. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 159.00   Web: $ 143.10
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  20. Robust Political Economy

    Robust Political Economy

    Mark Pennington
    This important book offers a comprehensive defence of classical liberalism against contemporary challenges. It sets out an analytical framework of ‘robust political economy’ that explores the economic and political problems that arise from the phenomena of imperfect knowledge and imperfect incentives. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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    2011   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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