£
The Limits of Regulation
Preview

Hardback

The Limits of Regulation

A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Development

9780857938633 Edward Elgar Publishing
Stavros Mavroudeas, University of Macedonia, Greece
Publication Date: 2012 ISBN: 978 0 85793 863 3 Extent: 232 pp
This unique and original book offers a critical survey of the regulation approach, an influential theoretical school born in the 1970s and belonging to the neo-Marxist and radical political economy traditions.

Copyright & permissions

Recommend to librarian

Your Details

Privacy Policy

Librarian Details

Download leaflet

Print page

More Information
Critical Acclaim
Contents
More Information
This unique and original book offers a critical survey of the regulation approach, an influential theoretical school born in the 1970s and belonging to the neo-Marxist and radical political economy traditions.

The author’s persuasive argument is that regulation, in order to explain capitalist development, resorts to historicism and institutionalism and thereby adopts a ‘middle-range’ methodology. He contends that both its theoretical and methodological perspectives are currently unfit for this purpose.

This novel critique of regulation will prove a challenging and stimulating read for academics, researchers and graduate students with an interest in heterodox economics, the history of economic thought, political economy, regional development and labour process theory.
Critical Acclaim
‘Whilst the regulation approach has gone beyond its peak of influence and has been diluted of much of its radical content, this outstanding critical appreciation of its strengths and weaknesses will prove an invaluable point of reference for all those engaged in the political economy of the national within the global economy.’
– Ben Fine, University of London, UK
Contents
Contents: Introduction Part I: The Regulation Approach: An Overview 1. Regulation in Context 2. Influences and Sources of Inspiration Part II: The Regulation Approach: A Middle-Range Theory 3. Middle-Range Theories 4. The Regulation Approach as a Middle-Range Theory Part III: Regulation’s Consumption Theory 5. Regulation and Consumption: Theory and Evidence 6. Regulation and the Mode of Consumption: A Critique Part IV: Regulation, the Labour Theory of Value and Economic Analysis 7. Regulation and Value Theory 8. Value Theory and Regulation’s Macroeconomics Conclusions References Index

This title is available for institutional purchase via Elgaronline.

View sample chapter

eBook
$40.00
eISBN: 978 0 85793 864 0
My Cart