The Palgrave Handbook of Political Economy

  • Ivano Cardinale
  • Roberto Scazzieri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Ivano Cardinale, Roberto Scazzieri
    Pages 1-25
  3. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Vincent Dubois
      Pages 29-51
    3. Jeremy Adelman, Jessica Mack
      Pages 53-89
    4. Craig Muldrew
      Pages 91-132
    5. Sophus A. Reinert
      Pages 133-169
    6. Ivano Cardinale
      Pages 171-189
  4. Research Themes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Roberto Scazzieri
      Pages 193-233
    3. Ajit Sinha
      Pages 235-258
    4. Viktor J. Vanberg
      Pages 259-287
    5. Adrian Pabst
      Pages 289-331
    6. Bruno Amable
      Pages 441-461
    7. Patrizio Bianchi, Sandrine Labory
      Pages 463-488
    8. D’Maris Coffman
      Pages 529-541
    9. Robert Boyer
      Pages 543-603
    10. Martin Daunton
      Pages 605-655
    11. Alberto Quadrio-Curzio, Fausta Pellizzari
      Pages 657-704
    12. Michael Landesmann
      Pages 705-748
    13. Ivano Cardinale
      Pages 769-784
  5. Ways Ahead

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 785-785
    2. Ivano Cardinale, Roberto Scazzieri
      Pages 787-815
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 817-829

About this book


This book is a major contribution to the study of political economy. With chapters ranging from the origins of political economy to its most exciting research fields, this handbook provides a reassessment of political economy as it stands today, whilst boldly gesturing to where it might head in the future. 

This handbook transcends the received dichotomy between political economy as an application of rational choice theory or as the study of the causes of societies’ material welfare, outlining a broader field of study that encompasses those traditions. This book will be essential reading for academics, researchers, students, and anyone looking for a comprehensive reassessment of political economy. 


Industrial economics economic theory social economics market economics historical political economy classical political economy economic value constitutional political economy the European economic and monetary union modern fiscal sociology comparative political economy international political economy structural political economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Ivano Cardinale
    • 1
  • Roberto Scazzieri
    • 2
  1. 1.Goldsmiths, University of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-44253-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-44254-3
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