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
Calzada del Hueso 1100
Col. Villa Quietud
04960 Coyoacán, D.F. MEXICO
RRPE Managing Editor:
Enid Arvidson
Box 19108
University of Texas at Arlington
601 W. Nedderman Drive
Arlington, TX 76019, USA

List of Books (updated Summer 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.

Baiman, Ron. 2017. The Global Free Trade Error: The Infeasibility of Ricardo’s Comparative Advantage Theory. London: Routledge.

Bertocco, Giancarlo. 2017. Crisis and the Failure of Economic Theory—The Responsibility of Economists for the Great Recession. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

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.

Brass, Tom. 2017. Labour Markets, Identities, Controversies. Leiden, NL: Brill Books.

Carroll, William K. 2017. Expose, Oppose, Propose: Alternative Policy Groups and the Struggle for Global Justice. London: Zed Books.

Chernomas, Robert and Ian Hudson. 2017. The Profit Doctrine: Economists of the Neoliberal Era. London: Pluto Press.

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.

Cooper, Melinda. 2017. Family Values: Between neoliberalism and family values. Cambridge, MA: Zone Books, MIT Press.

Crotty, James. 2017. Capitalism, Macroeconomics and Reality—Understanding globalization, financialization, competition and crisis. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Dahi, Omar S. and Firat Demir. 2016. South-South Trade and Finance in the Twenty-First Century: Rise of the south or a second great divergence. NY: Anthem Press.

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

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

Dunkley, Graham. 2016. One World Mania: A critical guide to free trade, financialization, and over-globalization. London: Zed Books.

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

Floud, Roderick, Santhi Hejeebu and David Mitch, eds. 2017. Humanism Challenges Materialism for Economics and Economic History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Frase, Peter. 2016. Four Futures: Life after capitalism. London: Verso.

Fusari, Angelo. 2017. Understanding the Course of Social Reality. Geneva: Springer Nature.

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

Goldner, Loren. 2016. Revolution, Defeat and Theoretical Underdevelopment. Leiden, NL: Brill.

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

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

Hudson, Pat and Ken Tribe, eds. 2017. The Contradictions of Capital in the Twenty-First Century: The Piketty Opportunity. New York: Columbia University Press.

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

Johnson, Dale. 2017. Social Inequality, Economic Crisis, and Plutocracy: An American crisis. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.

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

Jossa, Bruno. 2017. Labour Managed Firms and Post-Capitalism. 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.

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

Lapavitsas, Costas. 2016. Marxist Monetary Theory: Collected papers. Leiden, NL: Brill.

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

MacDonald, Ian Thomas, ed. 2017. Unions and the City: Negotiating Urban Change. Ithaca, NY: Cornell ILR Press.

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

Mann, Geoff. 2016. In the Long Run We’re All Dead: Keynesianism, Political Economy and Revolution. London: Verso.

Moseley, Fred and Tony Smith. 2014. Marx’s Capital and Hegel’s Logic. Leiden, NL: 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, Ronaldo. 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, Giulio. 2016. Economics and Power—A Marxist critique. London: Routledge.

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

Reinert, Erik, Jayati Ghosh and Rainer Kattel, eds. 2017. Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Roberts, Michael. 2016. The Long Depression. Chicago: Haymarket 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.

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

Solimano, Andrés. 2017. Global Capitalism in Disarray: Inequality, debt and austerity. NY: Oxford University Press.

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

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

Towse, Ruth. 2016. Advanced Introduction to 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.

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.

Westra, Richard, Robert Albritton, and Seongjin Jeong, eds. 2017. Varieties of Alternative Economic Systems: Practical Utopias for an Age of Global Crisis and Austerity. London: Routledge.

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

Williams, Robert. 2016. The Privileges of Wealth: Rising Inequality and the Growing Racial Divide. London: Routledge.

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