The Alternative Voices in Contemporary Economics series provides an important platform for new and innovative approaches to economic analysis within the following traditions: Post-Keynesian, Feminist, Institutional, Marxian, Sraffian, Radical, Austrian, and Behavioural. This series offers researchers working in these heterodox traditions the opportunity to address methodological, theoretical or empirical issues. The series editor works closely with authors and editors to ensure the quality of all published works.
The Economics of Prevailing Wage Laws
On the Role of Paradigms in Finance
Britain, the Euro and Beyond
November 11, 2016
This book breaks new ground by accounting for the welfare implications of both severe inequality and environmental degradation and developing a sustainable development indicator that incorporates changes over time in each of these dimensions. The model is applied to data from Brazil spanning the ...
Karl Widerquist, Michael Anthony Lewis
September 28, 2005
Governments in the US, the UK and other nations around the world routinely consider and, in some cases, experiment with reforms of their income support systems. The basic income guarantee, a universal unconditional income grant, has received increasing attention from scholars as an alternative to ...
Martin Hart-Landsberg, Seongjin Jeong, Richard Westra
February 27, 2017
This volume brings together work by international scholars to provide a unique analysis of the past, present and possible future trajectory of Korea's political economy from a distinctly Marxist perspective. The volume differentiates the Marxian approach to the political economy of Korean ...
Peter Philips, Hamid Azari-Rad
November 11, 2016
Prevailing wage laws affecting the construction industry in the United States exist at the Federal and State levels. These laws require that construction workers employed by contractors on government works be paid at least the wage rates and fringe benefits 'prevailing' for similar work where ...
August 07, 2008
Social theory can usefully be conceived in terms of four key paradigms: functionalist, interpretive, radical humanist and radical structuralist. The four paradigms are founded upon different assumptions about the nature of society and each generates distinctive theories, concepts and analytical ...
Mark Baimbridge, Philip B. Whyman
February 28, 2008
This important book provides an analysis of the economic relationship between Britain and the EU and discusses the future direction in which this relationship might develop. It examines the historic and contemporary costs and benefits of EU membership, and assesses whether this has been a burden or...
July 28, 2006
A common belief is that the European welfare states are in a position of crisis or heading towards one with the process of globalization removing any hopes of eventual worldwide welfare. This book challenges this assumption arguing that a proper understanding of the future role of the welfare state...