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Fine, Ben

Overview
Works: 178 works in 776 publications in 4 languages and 21,458 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Other
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Most widely held works by Ben Fine
Marx's Capital by Ben Fine( )

74 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This brilliantly concise book is the classic companion to Karl Marx's most well-known work, Capital. In print now for over a quarter of a century, and translated into many languages, this new edition has been fully revised and updated, making it an ideal modern introduction to one of the most important texts in political and economic thought today. The authors cover all central aspects of Marx's economics. They explain the structure of Marx's analysis and the meaning of the key categories in Capital, showing the internal coherence of Marx's approach, and their relevance today. Marx's method and terminology are explored in detail, with supporting examples. Short chapters set out the significance of Marx's main concepts and can be grasped easily, making it a practical text for anyone with an interest in understanding Marx's magnum opus. Discussing Capital's relevance today, the authors keep abstract theorising to a minimum. This readable introduction highlights the continuing relevance of Marx's ideas in the light of the problems of contemporary capitalism
Theories of social capital : researchers behaving badly by Ben Fine( )

17 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fine forcibly demonstrates how social capital has expanded across the social sciences only by degrading the different disciplines and topics that it touches: a McDonaldization 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."--Pub. desc
Social capital versus social theory : political economy and social science at the turn of the millennium by Ben Fine( )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume traces the origins of social capital through the work of Becker, Bourdieu and Coleman, and comprehensively reviews the literature across the social sciences
Consumption in the age of affluence : the world of food by Ben Fine( )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With growing affluence in the developed world, food has become an increasing focus for attention. Here, the authors argue that in order to understand the extensive and dramatic developments in the world of food, a new interdisciplinary approach is necessary. The Age of Affluence successfully addresses food consumption in this way. The volume: * argues the importance of socioeconomic and cultural factors over diet, in influencing the production, marketing and consumption of different groups of foods; * places food systems theory on sound analytical foundations; * draws critically upon food systems literature; * includes case studies from the sugar, dairy and meat systems; * employs novel statistical techniques to identify and explain distinct patterns of food consumption; The book will help to revitalize the discipline of food studies and points the way forward for the continuing study of food consumption. As such, it will be invaluable to students, researchers and policymakers engaged in the world of food
The political economy of development : the World Bank, neoliberalism and development research by International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy( )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thorough look at the evolution of the World Bank's scholarship and activities. Essential for students of development studies
The world of consumption by Ben Fine( )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In opposition to the application of social theory to consumerism, the authors aim to provide an inclusive theoretical approach which, amongst other things, emphasizes different forms of determination for different products
Beyond the developmental state : industrial policy into the twenty-first century by Ben Fine( )

14 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving beyond abstract economic models and superficial descriptions of the market, Beyond the Developmental State analyses the economic, political and ideological interests which underpin both the state and the market
Microeconomics : a critical companion by Ben Fine( )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Microeconomics: A Critical Companion offers students a clear and concise exposition of mainstream microeconomics from a heterodox perspective. Covering topics from consumer and producer theory to general equilibrium to perfect competition, it sets the emergence and evolution of microeconomics in both its historical and interdisciplinary context. From the culmination of 40 years of teaching, research and policy advice on political economy, Ben Fine critically exposes the methodological and conceptual content of dominant microeconomic models without sacrificing the technical detail required for those completing a first degree in economics or entering postgraduate study. The result is a book which is sure to establish a strong presence on undergraduate reading lists and in comparative literature on the subject. -- Provided by publisher
Macroeconomics : a critical companion by Ben Fine( )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The culmination of forty years of teaching, researching, and advising on political economy, Ben Fine’s Microeconomics offers a clear and concise exposition of mainstream microeconomics from a heterodox perspective. Covering topics from consumer and producer theory to general equilibrium to perfect competition, it sets the emergence and evolution of microeconomics in both its historical and interdisciplinary context. Fine critically exposes the methodological and conceptual content of dominant microeconomic models without sacrificing the technical detail required for those completing a first degree in economics or entering postgraduate study. The result is a book which is sure to establish a strong presence on undergraduate reading lists and in comparative literature on the subject. --
A short history of socialist economic thought by Gerd Hardach( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rereading Capital by Ben Fine( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macroeconomics and monopoly capitalism by Ben Fine( Book )

21 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development policy in the 21st century : beyond the post-Washington consensus by Ben Fine( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The iniquitous post-Washington Consensus has succeeded in becoming the theoretical underpinning for the World Bank's Structural Adjustment policies in developing countries. This critique questions its effectiveness
From economics imperialism to freakonomics : the shifting boundaries between economics and other social sciences by Ben Fine( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Fine, the author of Social Capital versus Social Theory and a renowned exponent of Marxian political economy and Dimitris Milonakis offer one of the first systematic critiques of cliometrics, new institutional economics and Douglass North' s work
Economic theory and ideology by Ben Fine( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's employment and the capitalist family by Ben Fine( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1992, Women's Employment and the Capitalist Family is an analysis of the contemporary political interest in the position of women. The author critically assesses much of the literature examining the rapidly changing lives of women and contributes to it by offering an explanation of women's labour-market participation. In particular, the book deals with the domestic labour market debate, the role of patriarchy theory, gender and labour-market theory, periodising the capitalist family and the specific position of working women in the British economy. Despite the theoretical
The political economy of South Africa : from minerals-energy complex to industrialisation by Ben Fine( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rather than proposing a blue-print for a more equable economic system in South Africa, this book presents the results and implications of research on both the history and current dynamics of the South African economy, from World War II to the present
From political economy to economics : method, the social and the historical in the evolution of economic theory by Dimitris Milonakis( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how economics was once rich, diverse, multidimensional and pluralistic. Details how political economy became economics through the desocialisation and dehistoricisation of the dismal science
Labour market theory : a constructive reassessment by Ben Fine( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a perspective on the economics of labour markets by demonstrating how radical political economy has been incorporated into mainstream economics. The book aims to present a new approach to an important area of economic theory and is intended to supplement existing orthodox texts on theory of labour markets. It covers such issues as minimum wage, gender, and unemployment
The new development economics : after the Washington Consensus( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides an original and thought-provoking critique of the post-Washington Concensus in neoliberal economics. Aimed at academics and postgraduates, and policy-makers, in development economics, the text clearly presents current trends in theory and policy within mainstream development economics
 
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Consumption in the age of affluence : the world of food
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Theories of social capital : researchers behaving badlySocial capital versus social theory : political economy and social science at the turn of the millenniumConsumption in the age of affluence : the world of foodThe political economy of development : the World Bank, neoliberalism and development researchThe world of consumptionDevelopment policy in the 21st century : beyond the post-Washington consensusFrom economics imperialism to freakonomics : the shifting boundaries between economics and other social sciencesWomen's employment and the capitalist family
Alternative Names
Ben Fine economista británico

Ben Fine économiste britannique

Fine, B. 1948-

Fine, Benjamin Jolly

Fine, Benjamin Jolly 1948-

Jolly Fine, Benjamin 1948-

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