Celebrating the 50th anniversary of URPE: The Past, Present & Future of Radical Economics
- Manuscript submission deadline: extended to February 1, 2017
The Union of Radical Political Economics (URPE) turns 50 in 2018. To celebrate this achievement, we are soliciting articles for a special issue on URPE and radical economics: its past, legacy and future. Such articles could address any of the following subjects; the list is not exhaustive, and we welcome papers that address other aspects of the topic.
- The founding and history of URPE: its founding, purpose, and the intellectual and social context in which it was founded; barriers, tensions and opposition to forming it; how these were overcome; its successes and shortfalls. For a general overview of the history of URPE, see here
- The legacy of URPE: How have URPE and radical economics affected modern economics, institutions, policy, and society? What were its key achievements? What are the weaknesses that the tradition needs to address? What is left to accomplish? Did URPE, the RRPE and radical economics affect economic policies? In which countries, or where and how?
- Mainstream reactions to radical political economics, then and now: including the hostility to heterodox and radical economics, the difficulties faced by radical economics graduate programs, institutions, and schools. The current place of radical political economics in universities, including its history.
- Radical political economics: where it is now, and its future, including any of the following:
- How has URPE intersected and fit the traditions of movements such as feminism, sustainability, globalization justice, anti-racism, immigration reform, and others? What have each drawn from and contributed to each other?
- At its founding, URPE filled a gap in current economic thought and the established left. The founders felt that the existing theory and body of work had not caught up to the movements of the times. Today, do we face a similar time period? Is URPE and RRPE in tune with the challenges and opportunities of the times? Could we connect more with the analytical needs of today’s activists?
- Current spin-offs of URPE and collaborative relations with these, including economic think tanks, magazines, newsletters, today’s blogs, European institutions, new forms of collaboration: the importance of these, their legacy, impact, and history.
Questions on this special issue may be sent to: Marlene Kim Marlene.Kim@umb.edu.
We encourage contacting her regarding your interest in submission to ensure covering the important areas and topics for this issue.
Got photos, documents, videos, recordings, or other memorabilia around URPE’s founding or existence? Please contact the editor at email@example.com. We have an URPE archive and you can either donate this material or make it available for the 50th celebration in 2018.
Submit your manuscript to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rrpe
When asked what “type” of manuscript you are submitting, check the box that says, “The Past, Present & Future of Radical Economics: URPE at 50”
Submissions must conform to the Instructions to Contributors listed in each issues of the RRPE, on the RRPE section of the URPE website, or available from the Managing Editor. All submissions are subject to peer review procedures and must not be under review under any other publications.