Founded in 1968, The Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE) is an interdisciplinary membership organization of academics and of activists. Its mission is to promote the study, development and application of radical political economic analysis to social problems. Concretely this involves a continuing critique of both the capitalist system, and of all forms of exploitation and oppression. URPE’s mission also includes, coming out of this critique, helping to construct a progressive social policy, and a human-centered radical alternative to capitalism.
The Brochure provides a brief introduction to URPE and its activites, with information on joining. Easy to run off and give to a friend or take to a talk or activity.
Emails for contacting URPE's National Office, ASSA Coordinators, Newsletter Editor, and Economy Conection Coordinator. Emails for contacting the RRPE's Managing Editor and Book Review Editor.
All URPE members enjoy full voting rights in URPE and RRPE elections and receive a subscription to the quarterly URPE Newsletter. Having a healthy body of members is important to what URPE can accomplish. Mebership fees are kept low. Full Membership ($55) includes a subscription to the Review of Radical Political Economics. Limited Membersip ($20) includes all rights and privliges of URPE membership without a subscription to the RRPE. Membership runs according to the calandar year, and must be renewed on an annual basis.
Join us or renew your membership electonically (or instructions for mailing).
To submit papers for presentation in any URPE-sponsored session at the Allied Social Sciences Associations or the Eastern Economics Association (but not the Left Forum), one must be a paid-up member of URPE.
A listing of those among the many people who particpate in coordinating the various activites of URPE and the RRPE who have offical posoitions in the organizatoins.
A brief annual review of URPE and its actvities that we began in 2012.
Founder in 1968, URPE has worked for 35 years for a human-centered political economy in theory and practice, challenging the ever more money- and profit-centered mainstream economics. These documents briefly recall bits and pieces of URPE's history.
URPE and RRPE records for 1967 - 2013 are available at the Cornell library.