Paper $55.00 ISBN: 9780745334882 Published January 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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Introducing a New Economics

Pluralist, Sustainable and Progressive

Jack Reardon, Maria Alejandra Caporale Madi, and Molly Scott Cato

Introducing a New Economics

Jack Reardon, Maria Alejandra Caporale Madi, and Molly Scott Cato

Distributed for Pluto Press

384 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2018
Paper $55.00 ISBN: 9780745334882 Published January 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $135.00 ISBN: 9780745334899 Published March 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Students and lecturers worldwide increasingly reject the narrow curricula and lack of intellectual diversity that characterize mainstream economics. They demand that the real world should be brought back into the classroom in order to most effectively confront current crises. Introducing a New Economics is a groundbreaking textbook that heralds this revolution in the teaching of economics. With a firm commitment to theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary pluralism, the authors challenge the institutional education hegemony head on. This unique textbook reflects a new ethos of economics teaching that highlights sustainability and justice through its discussion of work, employment, power, capital, markets, money, and debt. A progressive work, it will set the standard for the growing heterodox economics movement for years to come.
 
Contents
List of Boxes, Figures and Tables
Acknowledgements
Preface
 
1. Introducing Economics with a Judicious Mix of Pluralism, Sustainability and Justice
2. Knowledge and the Construction of Economic Models
3. Sustainability, Resources and the Environment
4. Power and the Distribution of Resources
5. Inequality, Poverty and Disempowerment
6. Livelihoods and Work
7. Unemployment and Employment
8. Money
9. Economic Value
10. Firms, Industries and Markets
11. Economic Democracy
12. Economic Governance
13. Consumption, Investment and Savings
14. Recessions and Financial Crises
15. Justice, Political Economy, Global Development and Governance
16. Trade, Exchange Rates and the Balance of Payments
17. Contemporary Global Economic and Financial Trends
18. Which Way Forward?
 
Bibliography
Subject Index
Author Index
 
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