© 1999

Contemporary Economic Theory

Radical Critiques of Neoliberalism

  • Andriana Vlachou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Contemporary Economic Theory: Some Critical Issues

    1. Andriana Vlachou, Georgios K. Christou
      Pages 1-37
  3. The Critique of the Neoliberal Economic Paradigm

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Ben Fine, Stavros Mavroudeas, Lefteris Tsoulfidis
      Pages 41-71
    3. Richard D. Wolff, Anwar M. Shaikh
      Pages 72-88
    4. Anwar M. Shaikh, Thanassis Maniatis, Nikos Petralias
      Pages 89-112
    5. David Laibman, Richard D. Wolff, Dimitris Milonakis
      Pages 113-142
  4. European Monetary and Economic Union

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Georgios Katiphoris
      Pages 145-158
    3. Gugliemo Carchedi, George Liodakis, John Milios
      Pages 173-204
    4. Jörg Huffschmid, Panos Tsakloglou, Guglielme Carchedi
      Pages 220-251
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 253-263

About this book


Leading international scholars challenge neoliberalism on its assumptions, way of reasoning and empirical evidence. In particular, they discuss critically, from the standpoint of radical perspectives, the issues of limiting the state and privatization, inflation and unemployment, and the possibility of a socialist society. They also discuss the current project for the monetary and economic union (EMU) of Europe, considered as an application of neoliberalism. They assess and question the internal market, the common currency and central bank independence; and investigate alternatives to the EMU project and the marketization agenda.


economic theory employment globalization integration neoliberalism privatization socialism unemployment

Editors and affiliations

  • Andriana Vlachou
    • 1
  1. 1.Athens University of Economics and BusinessGreece

About the editors

GUGLIELMO CARCHEDI Faculty of Economics and Econometrics, University of Amsterdam BEN FINE Professor of Economics, University of London JÖRG HUFFSCHMID Professor of Political Economy and Economic Policy, University of Bremen GEORGIOS KATIPHORIS Senior Lecturer, University College London LOUKA T. KATSELI Professor of Economics, University of Athens KOSTAS LAPAVITSAS Lecturer in Economics, University of London DAVID LAIBMAN Professor of Economics at Brooklyn College, University of New York GEORGE LIODAKIS Professor of Economics, Technical University of Crete THANASSIS MANIATIS Researcher, Center for Planning and Economic Research STAVROS MAVROUDEAS Assistant Professor of Political Economy, University of Macedonia JOHN MILIOS Associate Professor of Political Economy, National Technical University, Athens DIMITRIS MILONAKIS Lecturer in Economics, University of Crete NIKOS PETRALIAS Professor of Political Economy, University of Athens ANWAR M. SHAIKH Professor of Economics, New School for Social Research PANOS TSAKLOGLOU Assistant Professor of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business LEFTERIS TSOULFIDIS Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Macedonia RICHARD WOLFF Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts

Bibliographic information


"The book deserves to be read by all who are interested in the recent ascendance of Neoliberalism..." - Claude Gnos, Review of Political Economy