Books, research papers and more authored by IIPPE members are listed in this page.
Fetishism and the Value-form: Towards a General Theory of Value
By Desmond McNeill
The Political Economy of Development: The World Bank, Neoliberalism and Development Research
By Kate Bayliss, Ben Fine, Elisa Van Waeyenberge
This book is available at a discount for IIPPE members.
This second book in the IIPPE series presents an extensive critical assessment of World Bank research, with contributions from experts on aid, social capital, privatisation, HIV/AIDS, agriculture, financial sector liberalisation, violence and conflict, and China.
Totalitarian Capitalism and Beyond by George Liodakis
Anchored in contemporary debates on capitalism and political economy, this study reconsiders the major trends which are currently shaping a new stage of capitalism. With chapters examining globalization, the role of technology and environmental degradation, George Liodakis constructs a politico-economic approach on contemporary capitalism from within a classical Marxist framework of political economy.
Discounts on selected Pluto Press books for IIPPE members
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Theories Of Social Capital: Researchers Behaving Badly
IIPPE/Pluto Book Series, Released January 2010
Tracing the evolution of social capital since his highly acclaimed contribution of 2001 (Social Capital Versus Social Theory), Ben Fine consolidates his position as the world’s leading critic of the concept. Fine forcibly demonstrates how social capital has expanded across the social sciences only by degrading the different disciplines and topics that it touches: a McDonaldisation of social theory. The rise and fall of social capital at the World Bank is critically explained as is social capital’s growing presence in disciplines, such as management studies, and its relative absence in others, such as social history. Writing with a sharp critical edge, Fine not only deconstructs the roller-coaster presence of social capital across the social sciences but also draws out lessons on how (and how not) to do research.
EAEPE honours IIPPE
We are pleased to announce that Dimitris Milonakis and Ben Fine have been awarded the Gunnar Myrdal Prize for 2009 for , Routledge, 2009. The award is made by the . This is a powerful signal of how successful Marxist political economy can be in engaging with heterodoxy, one of IIPPE's core aims. As chance would have it, the book was promoted in the first issue of the IIPPE newsletter, where it was made available at a discount to readers, as it still is, . The same applies to its companion, From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics: The Shifting Boundaries Between Economics and Other Social Sciences, Routledge, 2009, available .
From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics: The Shifting Boundaries between Economics and other Social Sciences
Ben Fine and Dimitris Milonakis
Is or has economics ever been the imperial social science? Could or should it ever be so? These are the central concerns of this book. It involves a critical reflection on the process of how economics became the way it is, in terms of a narrow and intolerant orthodoxy, that has, nonetheless, increasingly directed its attention to appropriating the subject matter of other social sciences through the process termed "economics imperialism". In other words, the book addresses the shifting boundaries between economics and the other social sciences as seen from the confines of the dismal science, with some reflection on the responses to the economic imperialists by other disciplines. See more
From Political Economy to Economics: Method, the social and the historical in the evolution of economic theory
Ben Fine and Dimitris Milonakis
Developments within economics of incorporating the historical (and the social, institutional, etc more generally) have been welcomed as progress over excessive formalism and lack of realism. But, by situating these developments in terms of the shifting relationship between economics, the historical and an evolving economics imperialism, a fuller understanding of the role of economic theory and the historical is presented as a prerequisite for analysis that aspires fully to address economic and historical change. See more