Review of Social Economy

Articles from Vol. 61, No. 1, March

A Capabilities Approach to Sustainable Household Livelihoods (1)
Abstract The aim of this article is to build a framework with which to compare the reality of household livelihoods and the models put forward by economists and policy makers. It applies Sen's framework of human flourishing to a real world situation...
A Theory of Full Employment. (Book Reviews)
A Theory of Full Employment. By Y. S. Brenner and N. Brenner-Golomb, 2nd edn, Transaction Publishers 2000. This book is a passionate critique of modem capitalist societies--in particular Western advanced economies--and, at the same time, a critique...
Globalization, Neoliberalism and the Attack on Social Security
Abstract Neoliberal political movements advocate privatization of public pension systems. Globalization imposes pressure on nations to conform to neoliberal policy views with respect to the design and structure of social insurance, including public...
Human Firm: A Socio-Economic Analysis of Behavior and Potential in a New Economic Age. (Book Reviews)
Human Firm: A Socio-Economic Analysis of Behavior and Potential in a New Economic Age. John Tomer, Routledge, xvii, 228 pp. This is an interesting and stimulating book that should be widely read. The Human Firm continues Tomer's ongoing research...
Neoliberalism and Economic Justice in South Africa: Revisiting the Debate on Economic Apartheid
Abstract Although the political environment in South Africa is vastly improved, economic apartheid still exists: the economic divisions along racial lines created by apartheid are still in place today. Despite these divisions, neoliberal economists...
Passion and Craft: Economists at Work. (Book Reviews)
Passion and Craft: Economists at Work. Edited by Michael Szenberg, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998, xvii, 314 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 0-472-06685-4. Lori Arviso Alvord, the first Navajo woman surgeon, introduces her autobiography...
The Nature of Macroeconomics: Instability and Change in the Capitalist System. (Book Reviews)
The Nature of Macroeconomics: instability and change in the Capitalist System. By Athol Fitzgibbons, Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar, 2000. Pp. xi, 171. The Nature of Macroeconomics is a short but adventurous book that punches well above its weight....
Two-Tier Rationality and Reflexivity: An Examination of the Foundations of Economic Reason
Abstract This paper develops a two-tier concept of rationality which broadens the orthodox notion of instrumental rationality in economics. In the first section, I conceive the idea of "background rationality" to consist in the ability to act normally,...
Why Development Is More Complex Than Growth: Clarifying Some Confusions
Abstract Development economics, as the economics of the less advanced nations, emerged during the 1940s and the 1950s. Although many pioneers of this policy-related branch of economics were aware of the peculiarities of the poor unindustrialized...