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, 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 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

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List of Books (updated Spring 2018)

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

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

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

Bonefeld, Werner. 2017. The Strong State and the Free Economy. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

Bowles, Samuel. 2016. The Moral Economy: Why Good Incentives are No Substitute for Good Citizens. New Haven: Yale University Press.

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.

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.

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

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

Davies, John. 2016. The Limits of Neoliberalism: Sovereignty, authority and the logic of competition. London: Sage

Figart, Deborah. 2017. Stories of Progressive Institutional Change: Challenges to the Neoliberal Economy. New York: Springer.

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

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

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

Gordon, Todd and Jeffrey R. Webber. 2017. Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.

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: Lexington Books.

Jo, Tae-Hee, Lynne Chester, and Carlo D’Ippoliti eds. 2017. The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics. London: Routledge.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Mouatt, Simon. 2015. The Dissolution of the Financial State: A Marxian Examination of the Political Economy of Money since the 1930s. Lanham: Lexington Books.

Mulder, Catherine. 2015. Transcending Capitalism through Cooperative Practices. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

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: Rowman & Littlefield.

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.

Palermo, Guilio. 2016. Economics and Power—A Marxist Critique. London: Routledge.

Payson, Steven. 2017. How Economics Professors Can Stop Failing Us. The Discipline At A Crossroads. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield.

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

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

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

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

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.

Sassower, Raphael. 2017. The Quest for Prosperity. Reframing Political Economy. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

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.

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

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

Towse, Ruth. 2016. Cultural Economics. Northampton: 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: Cambridge University Press.

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

Weisbrot, Mark. 2015. Failed: What the “Experts” Got Wrong about the Global Economy. London: Oxford University Press.

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