Series

  • Austrian Economics
    Series Editor: Per L. Bylund

    The Austrian school of economics offers a powerful framework for understanding major economic events such as the fall of socialist economies in the early 1990s and the financial crisis of 2007–08 and thanks to this promise, and to the limitations of mainstream economics, the Austrian tradition has attracted increasing interest from a new generation of economists and social scientists. This series seeks to capture this renewed interest by publishing original research within the modern Austrian tradition.

  • Building Progressive Alternatives
    Series Editors: David Coates, Matthew Watson

    Bringing together economists, political economists and other social scientists, this series offers pathways to a coherent, credible and progressive economic growth strategy which, when accompanied by an associated set of wider public policies, can inspire and underpin the revival of a successful centre-left politics in advanced capitalist societies.

  • Business with China
    Series Editor: Kerry Brown

    The titles in this series explore the complex relationship between Chinese society and China’s global economic role. Exploring a wide-range of issues – from the legal system to class, from investment to finance – the series challenges the view of a country enclosed in on itself, and shows how the decisions made by Chinese consumers, the environmental choices made by its government, and the fiscal policies followed by its bankers are impacting on the rest of the world.

  • Cars, Research and Society
    Series Editors: Nick Henry, David Jarvis

    Some of the most significant ideas in the social and business sciences about the nature of major economic and social transformations have been conveyed through the medium of the car, its associated industries, and its metaphors; as for example in debates about Fordism/post-Fordism, lean production, and natural capitalism. This series seeks to continue the use of "the car as lens" to use the industry and automobility in all its potential dimensions to introduce, explore and interrogate today's major economic and social questions.

  • Comparative Political Economy
    Series Editor: Erik Jones

    A major new series exploring the contemporary issues in comparative political economy, beginning with the political economy of Europe, including, but not limited to, the European Union and its member states. Pluralistic in approach, the books will offer original, theoretically informed analyses of the interaction between politics and economics, and explore the implications for policy at the regional, national and supranational level.

  • Economic Transformations
    Series Editors: Brett Christophers, Rebecca Lave, Jamie Peck, Marion Werner

    Fundamental to the Economic Transformations series is the conviction that “geography matters” in the diverse ways that economies work, for whom they work, and to what ends. The so-called imperatives of globalization, the promises of development, the challenges of environmental sustainability, the dull compulsion of competitive life, the urgency of campaigns for economic rights and social justice – in all of these realms geography really matters, just as it does for a host of other contemporary concerns, from financialized growth to climate change, from green production to gender rights, from union renewal to structural adjustment. This major new series will publish on these and related issues, creating a space for interdisciplinary contributions from political economists, economic geographers, feminists, political ecologists, economic sociologists, critical development theorists, economic anthropologists, and their fellow travellers.

  • The Economics of Big Business

    Short, accessible introductions to the economics of major business sectors – from airlines to supermarkets, music to pharmaceuticals. Each book focuses on one particular business area and examines its business model, economic strategy and the determinants of profitability as well as the unique issues facing that sector’s future. More general cross-sector challenges, which may be ethical, technological, or environmental, as well as wider questions raised by the concentration of economic power, will also be explored.

  • The Economy in the History of Ideas

    This series provides a fresh approach to the rich history of writing on the economy of the past 250 years. From Adam Smith to Amartya Sen, the series will explore the ideas of a range of economic, political and social thinkers, many outside the traditional neoclassical frame of reference, that have made a truly fundamental and original contribution to our understanding of the economy.

  • The Economy Key Ideas

    Short primers that introduce students to the core concepts, theories and models, both new and established, heterodox and mainstream, contested and accepted, used by economists and political economists to understand and explain the workings of the economy.

  • Finance Matters
    Series Editors: Timothy J. Sinclair, Kathryn Lavelle

    Accessible, advanced introductions to the processes, relationships and institutions that make up the global financial system. The series will explore such topics as central banking, credit agencies, financial technology, sovereign debt, public-sector borrowing, bank regulation and financial crime. Resolutely heterodox in approach, the series offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the workings of the financial markets.

  • The Gendered Economy
    Series Editors: Sara Cantillon, Diane Elson

    This path-breaking new series critically examines the economy and the theory and methodology of economics through the lens of gender. It will publish original and incisive research – in peer-reviewed, open access, short books – that explores the role of gender in the contemporary global economy. The series showcases how economic relationships, actions and institutions are directly affected by gender norms, how a gendered perspective illuminates aspects of the economy that would otherwise be ignored, and challenges many of the tenets that underpin both the mainstream and heterodox interpretation of how economies function.

  • Megacities
    Series Editor: H. V. Savitch

    This series explores the political and economic development of megacities. As drivers of economic growth, demographic change and consumption these hyper-conurbations offer unique opportunities to their hinterlands and national economies, as well as huge challenges of governance, planning and provisioning. Each book in the series will examine a specific megacity, including volumes on Paris and New York, the paradigmatic mature megacities of the developed world, as well as emerging megacities in South and East Asia, and Latin America.

  • Networked Global Financial Centres
    Series Editor: Leslie Budd

    This series brings together approaches from anthropology, geography, history and the wider social sciences, as well as economics, to understand the complexities of the world’s financial system – its agglomeration in certain urban centres and its evolution into an ever more complex network of relationships.

  • World Economies

    A new series of modern economic histories of the world’s key economies. Each book provides authoritative analysis that explains how a country’s economy works and how it has been shaped in the postwar world. Alongside discussion of the key economic indicators of economic growth, the coverage extends to areas less often seen in the traditional economic narrative, such as well-being, inequality, gender discrimination, corruption and the informal economy, to provide a more rounded understanding of the wealth of nations.