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New and Notable in Heterodox Economics

New and Notable Titles in Heterodox Economics from Palgrave Macmillan's Distribution Partners -  Pluto Press, and Zed Books

Daring you to challenge your students and rethink your supplemental texts this semester!


Series Highlights:
Economic Controversies Series: Innovative and thought-provoking, the Economic Controversies series presents bold new ways of looking at pressing issues, stripping back the often impenetrable façade of economics to explain the hidden mechanics that drive them. 

The Future of World Capitalism Series: The Future of World Capitalism books offer a fresh look at the key issues in world history.  This challenging new series aims to equip a new generation with an integrated understanding of the current stage of world development.

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Bleakonomics

A Heartwarming Introduction to Financial Catastrophe, the Jobs Crisis and Environmental Destruction

Bleakonomics is a short and humorous guide to the three great crises plaguing today's world: environmental degradation, social conflict in the age of...

Rob Larson

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Gross Domestic Problem

The Politics Behind the World's Most Powerful Number

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is arguably the most well-known statistic in the contemporary world. It drives government policy and sets priorities in a variety...

Lorenzo Fioramonti Lorenzo Fioramonti

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Geopolitical Economy

After US Hegemony, Globalization and Empire

Geopolitical Economy radically reinterprets the historical evolution of the world order, as a multi-polar world emerges from the dust of the financial and...

"...Geopolitical Economy challenges two key concepts in international relations theory – "globalization" and "empire." Drawing on global traditions of contestation.... Geopolitical Economy challenges two key concepts in international relations theory – "globalization" and "empire." Drawing on global traditions of contestation and dissent from below, Radhika Desai argues that these concepts have obscured our understanding of the evolution and dynamics of the world capitalist order. Against theories ..."

Radhika Desai Radhika Desai

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The Great Eurozone Disaster

From Crisis to Global New Deal

The last couple of years have seen the eurozone lurch from crisis to calamity. In The Great Eurozone Disaster, Heikki Patomaki dissects the current crisis,...

Heikki Patomäki

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The Fall of the US Empire

Global Fault-Lines and the Shifting Imperial Order

Whither the US empire? Despite Washington's military supremacy, its economic foundations have been weakening since the Vietnam war - accelerated by the great...

By Vassilis K. Fouskas and Bulent Gokay

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The Global Minotaur

America, Europe and the Future of the Global Economy

Revised and updated, The Global Minotaur, originally published in 2011 is a provocative book, by one of the most dynamic and reasonable of contemporary...

Yanis Varoufakis

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Debunking Economics - Revised and Expanded Edition

The Naked Emperor Dethroned?

Debunking Economics - Revised and Expanded Edition, now including a downloadable supplement for courses, exposes what many non-economists may have suspected...

Steve Keen

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Remaking Scarcity

From Capitalist Inefficiency to Economic Democracy

The dominant schools of neoclassical and neoliberal economics tell us that material scarcity is an inevitable product of an insatiable human nature. Against...

Costas Panayotakis

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Confronting Managerialism

How the Business Elite and Their Schools Threw Our Lives Out of Balance

Confronting Managerialism offers a scathing critique of the crippling influence of neoclassical economics and modern finance on business school teaching and...

By Robert R. Locke and J. C. Spender

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The Birth of Capitalism

A 21st Century Perspective

In the light of the deepening crisis of capitalism and continued non-Western capitalist accumulation, Henry Heller re-examines the debates surrounding the...

"...In the light of the deepening crisis of capitalism and continued non-Western capitalist accumulation, Henry Heller re-examines the debates surrounding the.... In the light of the deepening crisis of capitalism and continued non-Western capitalist accumulation, Henry Heller re-examines the debates surrounding the transition from feudalism to capitalism in Europe and elsewhere.   Focusing on arguments about the origin, nature, and sustainability of capitalism, Heller offers a new reading of the h..."

Henry Heller

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Economics for Everyone

A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism

[Stanford] has written a book - both pragmatic and idealistic - with the power to change the world. Naomi Klein

Jim Stanford

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The Economics Anti-Textbook

A Critical Thinker's Guide to Microeconomics

Mainstream textbooks present economics as an objective science free from value judgements; that settles disputes relatively easily by testing hypotheses; that...

By Rod Hill and Anthony Myatt

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Crack Capitalism

Crack Capitalism, argues that radical change can only come about through the creation, expansion and multiplication of weak points, or "cracks" in the...

"...Crack Capitalism, argues that radical change can only come about through the creation, expansion and multiplication of weak points, or "cracks" in the.... Crack Capitalism, argues that radical change can only come about through the creation, expansion and multiplication of weak points, or "cracks" in the capitalist system. John Holloway's previous book, Change the World Without Taking Power, sparked a world-wide debate among activists about the most effective methods of resisting capitalism. No..."

John Holloway

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