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

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List of Books (updated Winter 2019)

Aglietta, Michel. 2018. Money: 5,000 Years of Debt and Power. London: Verso.

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.

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.

Boushey, Heather, J. Bradford DeLong and Marshall Steinbaum, eds. 2017. After Piketty: The Agenda for Economics and Inequality. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

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

Bryan, Dick and Mike Rafferty. 2018. Risking Together: How Finance is Dominating Everyday Life in Australia. Sydney: Sydney University Press.

Bryer, Rob. 2017. Accounting for Value in Marx’s Capital: The Invisible Hand. Lanham, Maryland and London: Lexington Books.

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.

Chattopadhyay, Paresh. 2018. Socialsim 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.

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

Christophers, Brett. 2018. The New Enclosure: The Appropriation of Public Land in Neoliberal Britain. London: Verso.

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: Edward Elgar.

Cohen, Benjamin J. 2016. International Political Economy. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Foley, Duncan K., Thomas R. Michl, and Daniele Tavani. 2019. Growth and Distribution. Second Edition. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

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

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

Gillingham, John.R. 2016. The EU: An Obituary. London: Verso.

Glassman, Jim. 2018. Drums of War, Drums of Development: The Formation of a Pacific Ruling Class and Industrial Transformation in East and South-East Asia, 1945–1980. Leiden and Boston: Brill.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Moody, Kim. 2017. On New Terrain: How Capital is Reshaping the Battleground of Class War. 2017. Chicago: Haymarket Books.

Munck, Ronald. 2016. Marx at 2020: After the Crisis. London: Zed Books.

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

Mutari, Ellen and Figart, Deborah M. 2015. Just One More Hand: Life in the Casino Economy. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Sawaya, Rubens R. 2018. Subordinated Development: Transnational Capital in the Process of Accumulation of Latin America and Brazil. Leiden and Boston: Brill.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Towse, Ruth. 2016. Cultural Economics. Northampton: Edward Elgar.

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

Utting, Peter, ed. 2015. Social and Solidarity Economy: Beyond the Fringe. London: Zed Books.

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.

Vahabi, Mehrdad. 2015. The Political Economy of Predation: Manhunting and the Economics of Escape. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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.

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

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

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