The Review of Radical Political Economics welcomes and actively recruits reviews of significant books that are of interest to RRPE readers. Contributors are invited to prepare reviews of books on the following list, which we have received from publishers interested in having reviews appear in the RRPE. Contributors are also welcomed and encouraged to prepare reviews of significant books not on this list but that are of interest to RRPE readers.

RRPE publishes three different types of reviews:

  1. Reviews of individual books, both books on the following list which have been received from publishers, as well as books not on this list that are related to radical political economics. These reviews should be 1200-1500 words in length.
  2. Review essays encompassing three or four books that bring together an important literature in significant areas for political economists. These reviews should be about 2500 words in length.
  3. Ambitious examinations of bodies of literature that should be better known by RRPE readers. These reviews should also be about 2500 words in length.

Please contact the RRPE book review editor, David Barkin, for assistance in obtaining review copies of books. More detailed instructions will accompany the book when it is sent.

RRPE book reviews are blind peer-reviewed by the book review editor and one other member of the Editorial Board.

Reviews should be submitted within sixty days of receipt of the book. All reviews should be submitted online through the RRPE Manuscript Central website,


RRPE Book Review Editor:
David Barkin
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana - Xochimilco
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RRPE Managing Editor:
Enid Arvidson
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University of Texas at Arlington
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List of Books (updated Winter 2017)

Atkinson, Robert D., Michael McTernan, and Alastair Reed, eds. 2015. Sharing in the Success of the Digital Economy: A Progressive Approach to Radical Innovation. Baltimore, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Auerbach, Paul. 2016. Socialist Optimism: An alternative political economy for the twenty-first century. NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Azzellini, Dario, ed. 2015. An Alternative Labour History: Worker control and workplace democracy. London: Zed Books.

Bond, Patrick and Ana Garcia, eds. 2015. BRICS: An anti-capitalist critique. Chicago: Haymarket.

Boston, Sarah. 2015. Women Workers in the Trade Unions. London: Lawrence & Wishart.

Chernomas, Robert and Ian Hudson. 2016. Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century: A critical perspective. Toronto: University of Toronto.

Christoforou, Asimina and John Davis, eds. 2014. Social Capital and Economics: Social Values, Power and Social Identity. London: Routledge.

Cohen, Benjamin J. 2016. International Political Economy. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Corporate Reform Collective. 2014. Fighting Corporate Abuse: Beyond predatory capitalism. London: Pluto Books.

Cox, Laurence and Alf Gunvald Nilsen. 2014. We Make Our Own History: Marxism and social movements in the twilight of neoliberalism. London: Pluto Books.

Cremin, Colin. 2014. Totalled: Salvaging the Future from the Wreckage of Capitalism. London: Pluto Books.

Davidson, Paul. 2015. Post Keynesian Theory and Policy: Realistic Analysis of the Market Oriented Capitalist Economy. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Davies, Will. 2014. The Limits of Neoliberalism: Sovereignty, Authority & The Logic of Competition. London: Sage Publications.

Deaton, Angus. 2013. The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Desai, Radhika, ed. 2016. Analytical Gains of Geopolitical Economy. London: Emerald Publishing.

Dolfsma, Wilfred and Stefan Kesting, eds. 2013. Interdisciplinary Economics: Kenneth E. Boulding’s Engagement in the Sciences. London: Routledge.

Durand, Cliff, ed. 2015. Moving Beyond Capitalism. London: Routledge.

Gerber, Julien-Francois and Rolf Steppacher, eds. 2012. Towards an Integrated Paradigm in Heterodox Economics: Alternative approaches to the current eco-social crisis. London: Palgrave.

Goldsmith, William. 2016. Saving Our Cities: A Progressive Plan to Transform Urban America. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Grey, Margaret. 2014. Labor and the Locavore: The making of a comprehensive food ethic. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Gudic, Milenko, Al Rosenbloom, and Carole Parkes, eds. 2014. Socially Responsible Organizations and the Challenge of Poverty. London: Greenleaf.

Hager, Sandy Brian. 2016. Public Debt, Inequality and Power: The Making of a Modern Debt State. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Hahnel, Robin. 2014. The ABCs of Political Economy. London: Pluto Books.

Harman, Graham. 2014. Bruno Latour: Reassembling the political. London: Pluto Books.

Hermann, Christoph. 2014. Capitalism and the Political Economy of Work Time. London: Routledge.

Hoskins, Tansy E. 2014. Stitched Up: The anti-capitalist book of fashion. London: Pluto Books.

Hunt, Ian. 2015. Liberal Socialism: An alternative social ideal grounded in Rawls and Marx. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Huws, Ursula. 2014. Labor in the Global Digital Economy: The Cybertariat Comes of Age. New York: Monthly Review.

Jo, Tae-Hee and Zdravka Todorova, eds. 2016. Advancing the Frontiers of Heterodox Economics: Essays in Honor of Frederic S. Lee. London: Routledge.

Kates, Steven. 2016. What’s wrong with Keynesian Economic Theory? Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

King, J.E. 2016. Post-Keynesian Economics. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Klaus, Ian. 2014. Forging Capitalism: Rogues, Swindlers, Frauds. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Kolin, Andrew. 2016. Political Economy of Labor Repression in the United States. Baltimore, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Leadbeater, David, ed. 2014. Resources, Empire and Labour: Crises, Lessons & Alternatives. Halifax and Winnipeg, Canada: Fernwood Publishing.

Lee, Frederick S. and Bruce Cronin, eds. 2016. Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Heterodox Economics. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Li, Minqi. 2014. Peak Oil, Climate Change, and the Limits to China’s Economic Growth. London: Routledge.

McDonald, David A, ed. 2016. Making Public in a Privatized World: The struggle for essential services. London: Zed Books.

Marangos, John, ed. 2012. Alternative Perspectives of a Good Society: Perspectives from Social Economics. NY: Macmillan.

Moseley, Fred and Tony Smith. 2014. Marx’s Capital and Hegel’s Logic. Leiden: Brill.

Mouatt, Simon. 2015. The Dissolution of the Financial State: A Marxian examination of the political economy of money since the 1930s. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Munck, Ronald. 2016. Marx at 2020: After the crisis. London: Zed Books.

Mutari, Ellen and Figart, Deborah M. 2015. Just One More Hand: Life in the casino economy. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Obeng-Odoom, Franklin. 2016. Reconstructing Urban Economics: Towards a political economy of the built environment. London: Zed Press.

Palermo, Guilio. 2016. Economics and Power – A Marxist critique. London: Routledge.

Pradella, Lucia and Tomas Marois, eds. 2014. Polarizing Development: Alternatives to Neoliberalism and the Crisis. London: Pluto Books.

Ranis, Peter. 2016. Cooperatives Confront Capitalism: Challenging the Neoliberal Economy. London: Zed Books.

Robinson, William. 2016. Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity. NY: Columbia University Press.

Roelvink, Gerda. 2016. Building Dignified Worlds: Geographies of Collective Action. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Schmidt, Ingo. 2016. The Three Worlds of Social Democracy. London: Pluto Press.

Schmelzer, Matthias. 2016. The Hegemony of Growth: The OECD and the Making of the Economic Growth Paradigm. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Seymour, Richard. 2014. Against Austerity: How we can fix the crisis they made. London: Pluto Books.

Smaldone, William. 2014. European Socialism: A Concise History with Documents. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Smith, John. 2016. Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century. NY: Monthly Review.

Smith, Murray E.G. 2014. Marxist Phoenix. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.

Swarup, Bob. 2014. Money Mania: Booms, Panics and Busts from Ancient Greece to the Great Meltdown. NY: Bloomsbury Press.

Streeck, Wolfgang. 2016. How Will Capitalism End?: Essays on a Failing System. London: Verso.

Sylla, Ndongo Samba. 2014. The Fair Trade Scandal: Marketing poverty to benefit the rich. London: Pluto Press.

Toussaint, Eric. 2015. Bankocracy. NSW, Australia: Resistance Books.

Towse, Ruth. 2016. Cultural Economics. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Utting, Peter, ed. 2015. Social and Solidarity Economy: Beyond the Fringe. London: Zed Books.

Vahabi, Mehrdad. 2015. The Political Economy of Predation: Manhunting and the Economics of Escape. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Varoufakis, Yanis. 2015. The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the Global Economy. London: Zed Books.

Veltmeyer, Henry. 2014. Human Development: Lessons from the Cuban Revolution. Nova Scotia, CA: Fernwood Publishing.

Weisbrot, Mark. 2015. Failed: What the “experts” got wrong about the global economy. London: Oxford University Press.

Westra, Richard. 2016. Unleashing Usury: How finance opened the door for capitalism and then swallowed it whole. Atlanta, GA: Clarity Press.

Wight, Jonathan B. 2015. Ethics in Economics. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press.

Yates, Michael. 2016. The Great Inequality. London: Routledge.

Zarembka, Paul. 2014. Sraffa and Althusser Reconsidered: Neoliberalism Advancing. London: Emerald.