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 1500–2000 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 2500–3500 words in length.
  3. Ambitious examinations of bodies of literature that should be better known by RRPE readers. These reviews should also be about 2500–3500 words in length.

Please contact the RRPE book review editor, Fletcher Baragar, 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 must follow RRPE’s Instructions to Contributors, and should be submitted online through the RRPE Manuscript Central website, Please note that the submission process is designed for all types of submissions—please select Book Review/Essay under “Type.” When asked for the “Abstract,” please provide details about title and author of the book(s) under review. You will then also be asked two questions that are required yet not relevant for Book Reviews (namely, JEL codes and Keywords). Responses of “NA” will be your simplest replies to these irrelevant questions.

RRPE Book Review Editor:
Fletcher Baragar
Department of Economics
506 Fletcher Argue Bldg.
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V5 CANADA
RRPE Managing Editor:
Enid Arvidson
Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs
University of Texas at Arlington
601 W. Nedderman Drive
Arlington, TX 76019, USA


List of Books (updated Winter/Spring 2020):

Azzellini, Dario and Michael G. Kraft, eds. 2018. The Class Strikes Back: Self-Organised Workers’ Struggles in the Twenty-First Century. Leiden and Boston: Brill.

Bateman, Milford and Kate Maclean. 2017. Seduced and Betrayed: Exposing the Contemporary Microfinance Phenomenon. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press.

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

Blecker, Robert A. and Mark Setterfield. 2019. Heterodox Macroeconomics: Models of Demand, Distribution and Growth. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Botwinik, Howard. 2018. Persistent Inequalities: Wage Disparity Under Capitalist Competition. Leiden and Boston: Brill.

Burczak, Theodore A., Robert F. Garnett Jr., and Richard McIntyre, eds. 2017. Knowledge, Class, and Economics: Marxism Without Guarantees. London: Routledge.

Cahill, Damian and Martijn Konings. 2017. Neoliberalism. London: Polity Press.

Carchedi, Guglielmo, and Michael Roberts, eds. 2018. World in Crisis: A Global Analysis of Marx’s Law of Profitability. Chicago: Haymarket Books.

Case, Anne and Angus Deaton. 2020. Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Chattopadhyay, Paresh. 2018. Socialism and Commodity Production: Essay in Marx Revival. Boston: Brill.

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

Chernomas, Robert, Ian Hudson and Mark Hudson. 2019. Neoliberal Lives: Work, Politics, Nature and Health in the Contemporary United Sates. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press.

Chesnais, François. 2016. Finance Capital Today: Corporations and Banks in the Lasting Global Slump. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

Cogliano, Jonathan F., Peter Flaschel, Reiner Franke, Nils Fröhlich and Roberto Veneziani. 2018. Value, Competition and Exploitation: Marx’s Legacy Revisited. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edwards Elgar.

Coppola, Frances. 2019. The People’s Case for Quantitative Easing. Cambridge, UK and Medford, MA: Polity Press.

Corsi, Marcella, Jan Kregel and Carlo D’Ippoliti. 2018. Classical Economics Today: Essays in Honor of Alessandro Roncaglia. London and New York: Anthem Press.

Cox, Ronaldo W. 2019. Corporate Power, Class Conflict, and the Crisis of the New Globalization. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Crespo, Ricardo. 2017. Economics and Other Disciplines. London: Routledge.

D’Arista, Jane. 2018. All Fall Down: Debt, Deregulation and Financial Crises. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Das, Raju J. 2017. Marxist Class Theory for a Skeptical World. Leiden and Boston: Brill.

Davis, Mike. 2018. Old Gods, New Enigmas: Marx’s Lost Theory. London and New York: Verso.

Day, Richard B. and Daniel F. Gaido, eds. 2018. Responses to Marx’s Capital: From Rudolf Hilferding to Isaak Illich Rubin. Leiden and Boston: Brill.

Dow, Sheila, Jesper Jespersen and Geoff Tilly, eds. 2018. The General Theory and Keynes for the 21st Century. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Dow, Sheila, Jesper Jespersen and Geoff Tilly, eds. 2018. Money, Method and Contemporary Post-Keynesian Economics. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Duménil, Gérard and Dominique Lévy. 2018. Managerial Capitalism: Ownership, Management and the Coming New Mode of Production. London: Pluto Press.

Elveren, Adem Yavuz. 2019. The Economics of Military Spending: A Marxist Perspective. London and New York: Routledge.

Epstein, Gerald. 2019. The Political Economy of Central Banking: Contested Control and the Power of Finance. Selected Essays of Gerald Epstein. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

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

Fraccaroli, Nicolò and Robert Skidelsky. 2017. Austerity vs Stimulus: The Political Future of Economic Recovery. Houndmills, Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Fuller, Gregory W. 2019. The Political Economy of Housing Financialization. Newcastle upon Tyne: Agenda Publishing.

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

Grabel, Ilene. 2017. When Things Don’t Fall Apart: Global Financial Governance and Developmental Finance in an Age of Productive Incoherence. Cambridge, MA and London: The MIT Press.

Haagh, Louise. 2019. The Case for Universal Basic Income. Cambridge, UK and Medford, MA: Polity Press.

Hira, Anil, Norbert Gaillard, and Theodore H. Cohn, eds. 2019. The Failure of Financial Regulation: Why a Major Crisis Could Happen Again. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Hodgson, Geoffrey M. 2019. Is There a Future for Heterodox Economics? Institutions, Ideology and a Scientific Community. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Hubmann, Gerald and Marcel van der Linden, eds. 2018. Marx’s Capital: An Unfinishable Project? Leiden and Boston: Brill.

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

Humphrys, Elizabeth. 2019. How Labour Built Neoliberalism: Australia’s Accord, The Labour Movement and the Neoliberal Project. Leiden and Boston: Brill.

Huws, Ursula. 2019. Labour in Contemporary Capitalism: What Next? London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Jesperson, Jesper and Finn Olesen, eds. 2019. Progressive Post-Keynesian Economics: Dealing with Reality. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

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

Karagiannis, Nikolaos, and John E. King, eds. 2019. A Modern Guide to State Intervention: Economic Policies for Growth and Sustainability. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

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

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

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

Konzelmann, Suzanne J. 2019. Austerity. Cambridge, UK and Medford, MA: Polity Press.

Kothari, Ashish, Ariel Salleh, Arturo Escobar, Federico Demaria and Albero Acosta. 2019. Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary. New Delhi: Tulica Books.

Kuruma, Samezō. 2017. Marx’s Theory of the Genesis of Money. Leiden and Boston: Brill.

Labor Notes. 2017. Secrets of a Successful Organizer. Detroit: Labor Notes.

Lessenich, Stephan. 2019. Living Well at Others’ Expense: The Hidden Costs of Western Prosperity. Cambridge, UK and Medford, MA: Polity Press.

Mann, Geoff. 2019. In the Long Run We Are All Dead: Keynesianism, Political Economy, and Revolution. London: Verso.

Mason, Mike. 2018. Turbulent Empires: A History of Global Capitalism since 1945. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Mattick, Paul. 2018. Theory as Critique: Essays on Capital. Leiden and Boston: Brill.

Mellor, Mary. 2019. Money: Myths, Truths and Alternatives. Cambridge, UK and Medford, MA: Polity Press.

Menser, Michael. 2017. We Decide! Theories and Cases in Participatory Democracy. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Mesa-Lago, Carmelo. 2018. Voices of Change in Cuba from the Nonstate Sector. Pittsburg: University of Pittsburg Press.

Milanovic, Branko. 2019. Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System that Rules the World. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Miller, Ethan. 2019. Reimagining Livelihoods: Life Beyond Economy, Society, and Environment. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Moody, Kim. 2017. On New Terrain: How Capital is Reshaping the Battleground of Class War. Chicago: Haymarket Books.
Munck, Ronaldo. 2016. Marx at 2020: After the Crisis. London: Zed Books.

Musto, Marcello. 2018. Another Marx: Early Manuscripts to the International. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Nasser, Alan. 2018. Overripe Economy: American Capitalism and the Crisis of Democracy. London: Pluto Press.

Natchwey, Oliver. 2018. Germany’s Hidden Crisis: Social Decline in the Heart of Europe. London: Verso.

Neilson, Daniel H. 2019. Minsky. Cambridge, UK and Medford, MA: Polity Press.

Ngwane, Trevor, Luke Sinwell, and Immanuel Ness, eds. 2017. Urban Revolt: State Power and the Rise of People´s Movements in the Global South. Chicago: Haymarket Books.

Novkovic, Sonja and Henry Veltmeyer, eds. 2018. Co-operativism and Local Development in Cuba: An Agenda for Democratic Change. Leiden and Boston: Brill.

O’Connor, Monica. 2019. The Sex Economy. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.: Agenda Publishing.

Pietrykowski, Bruce. 2019. Work. Cambridge, UK and Medford, MA: Polity Press.

Pillinger, Jane and Nora Wintour. 2019. Collective Bargaining and Gender Equality. Newcastle upon Tyne: Agenda Publishing.

Osberg, Lars. 2018. The Age of Increasing Inequality: The Astonishing Rise of Canada’s 1 Percent. Toronto: James Lorimer & Co.

Pencavel, John H., ed. 2017. The Economics of Workers Cooperatives. Northampton: Edward Elgar.

Phillips, Leigh and Michal Rozworski. 2019. The People’s Republic of Walmart: How the World’s Biggest Corporations Are Laying the Foundation for Socialism. London and Brooklyn: Verso.

Reuten, Geert. 2019. The Unity of the Capitalist Economy and the State: A Systemic-Dialectical Exposition of the Capitalist System. Leiden and Boston: Brill.

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

Rochon, Louis-Philippe and Sergio Rossi, eds. 2017. A Modern Guide to Rethinking Economics. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Rochon, Louis-Philippe and Virginie Monvoisin, eds. 2019. Finance, Growth and Inequality: Post-Keynesian Perspectives. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Rolnik, Raquel. 2019. Urban Warfare: Housing Under the Empire of Finance. London: Verso.

Rosa, Hartmut and Christoph Henning. 2017. The Good Life Beyond Growth—New Perspectives. London: Routledge.

Rothstein, Richard. 2017. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America. New York: Liveright.

Saad-Filho, Alfredo. 2019. Value and Crisis: Essays on Labour, Money and Contemporary Capitalism. Leiden and Boston: Brill.

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

Screpanti, Ernesto. 2019. Labour and Value: Rethinking Marx’s Theory of Exploitation. Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers.

Shaikh, Anwar. 2016. Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.

Solati, Fariba. 2017. Women, Work and Patriarchy in the Middle East and North Africa. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Solimano, Andres. 2017. Global Capitalism in Disarray: Inequality, Debt and Austerity. New York: Oxford University Press.

Smith, Murray. 2018. Invisible Leviathan: Marx’s Law of Value in the Twilight of Capitalism. Leiden and Boston: Brill.

Stilwell, Frank. 2019. The Political Economy of Inequality. Cambridge, UK and Medford, MA: Polity Press.

Thiemann, Matthias. 2018. The Growth of Shadow Banking: A Comparative Institutional Analysis. Cambridge, UK and New York: Cambridge University Press.

Tooze, Adam. 2018. Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World. New York: Viking.

Toussaint, Eric. 2019. The Debt System: A History of Sovereign Debts and their Repudiation. Chicago: Haymarket Books.

Tsoulfidis, Lefteris and Persefoni Tsaliki. 2019. Classical Political Economics and Modern Capitalism: Theories of Value, Competition, Trade and Long Cycles. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International.

Tucker, Todd N. 2018. Judge Knot. London and New York: Anthem Press.

Tyner, James. 2019. Dead Labor: Toward a Political Economy of Premature Death. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Umney, Charles. 2018. Class Matters: Inequality and Exploitation in 21st Century Britain. London: Pluto Press.

Uno, Kǒzǒ. 2016. The Types of Economic Policies Under Capitalism. Leiden and Boston: Brill.

van der Linden, Marcel and Gerald Hubmann, eds. 2018. Marx’s Capital: An Unfinishable Project? Leiden and Boston: Brill.

van Parijs, Philippe and Yannick Vanderborght. 2017. Basic Income: A Radical Proposal for a Free Society and a Sane Economy. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Victor, Peter. 2019. Managing Without Growth: Slower by Design, Not Disaster. Second Edition. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton: Edward Elgar.

Vidal, Matt, Tony Smith, Tomás Rotta and Paul Prew. 2019. The Oxford Handbook of Karl Marx. New York: Oxford University Press.

Westra, Richard. 2019. Periodizing Capitalism and Capitalist Extinction. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

White, Colin. 2018. A History of the Global Economy: The Inevitable Accident. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Woodcock, Jamie. 2019. Marx at the Arcade: Consoles, Controllers, and Class Struggle. Chicago: Haymarket Books.

Zaloom, Caitlin. 2019. Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press.

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