Review of Social Economy
RoSE will continue to publish book reviews, but we have turned to analytical reviews of 2 – 4 books. This type of review can integrate discussion of an emerging area of economic research with an overview and comparison of important, recently-published books in the field. Examples could include books on the financial crisis or books on the relevance of the capabilities approach for development research. Books can be selected from those available for review and/or combined with other important books on the same theme. Prospective reviewers should contact Deb Figart with ideas for topics to be covered and books to include. Reviews of this type should be around 3,500 – 5,000 words in length, depending on the number of books included.
All book review essays must be completed in 6–12 months and emailed as an MS Word document to Deb.Figart@stockton.edu. Your email should also include your email and postal addresses, and a 75-to-100 word biographical note for the “Contributors” page of the Review.
Instead of being published in RoSE, reviews of single books will now be posted in the blog portion of the ASE website: http://socialeconomicsblog.typepad.com/social-economics-blog/. The form of such reviews will not change; they are still expected to be well-written pieces of approximately 1,000 words. By posting them to the website, we will be able to bring new books to the attention of social economists in a far more timely way and provide a platform for lively exchange of ideas about new work in the field. As in the past, consult the list of recently received books posted here or contact RoSE Coeditor Deb Figart if you are currently reading another book that you think would be relevant for social economics.
Review of Social Economy Books Available List
Possible review essay on the macro economy:
The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs are Transforming The Global Economy. By Philip E. Auerswald. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 265 pp., ISBN 978-0-19-979517-8 (hardcover).
Money and Households in a Capitalist Economy. By Zdravka Todorova. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2009. 161 pp., ISBN 978-1-84720-953-5 ($110, hardcover).
Money, Uncertainty and Time. By Giuseppe Fontana. London: Routledge, 2009. ISBN 0-415-58873-1 (digital and new paper edition).
The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off. By Justin Yifu Lin. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0-691-15589-0 (hardcover, $27.95)
Single books (for the blog) or to be combined with others in dicusssion with Deb Figart:
After the Spring: Economic Transitions in the Arab World. By Magdi Amin et al. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 177 pp., ISBN 978-0-19-992492-9 (hardcover).
Approximating Prudence: Aristotelian Practical Wisdom and Economic Models of Choice. By Andrew M. Yuengert. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 214 pp., ISBN 978-0-230-12091-4 (hardcover).
Consuming Interests: Great Ideas in Economics. Selected and edited by Donald H. Whitfield. Chicago, IL: The Great Books Foundation, 2013. 308 pp. ISBN 978-1-933147-98-7 (paperback, $19.95)
Property-Owning Democracy: Rawls and Beyond. Edited by Martin O’Neill and Thad Williamson. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2012. 320 pp., ISBN 978-1-4443-3410-4 (hardcover).
Researching the Social Economy. Edited by Laurie Mook, Jack Quarter, and Sherida Ryan. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010. 335 pp., ISBN 978-0-8020-9953-2 ($65.00, hardcover).
The Wound and the Blessing: Economics Relationships and Happiness. By Luigino Bruni. Hyde Park, NY: New City Press, 2012 (first English translation). 123 pp., ISBN 978-1-56548-428-3 (paperback).