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The News (Mexico)
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Political Economy Sites
Real World Economics Review
(formerly post-autistic economics review)
Political Economy Research Institute
(U Mass Amherst)
Political Economy Journals
: A peer-reviewed journal dedicated to scholarly research on the politico-strategic, politico-economic and politico-cultural dimensions of world affairs. In existence since 1995, it is one of the first ever online academic journals. It encourages the development of critical, subversive, and innovative theoretical approaches to the study of world affairs.
: For over 40 years Antipode has published dissenting scholarship that explores and utilizes key geographical ideas like space, scale, place, borders and landscape. It aims to challenge dominant and orthodox views of the world through debate, scholarship and politically-committed research, creating new spaces and envisioning new futures. Antipode welcomes the infusion of new ideas and the shaking up of old positions, without being committed to just one view of radical analysis or politics.
Capitalism Socialism Nature
: CNS is a journal of ecosocialism. It welcomes submissions on red-green politics and the anti-globalization movement; environmental history; workplace labor struggles; land/community struggles; political economy of ecology; and other themes in political ecology. CNS especially wants to join (relate) discourses on labor, feminist, and environmental movements, and theories of political ecology and radical democracy.
Critical Asian Studies
: a peer-reviewed journal that publishes scholarly articles and other materials that challenge the accepted formulas for understanding the Asia and Pacific regions, the world, and ourselves.
: Founded in 1955 as the Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
and established as a quarterly in 1958. It draws on the enormous intellectual capacity of the American Academy, whose Fellows are among the nation's most prominent thinkers in the arts, sciences, and the humanities, as well as the full range of professions and public life.
Economic and Political Weekly
: Published from Mumbai, India, EPW presents social science research and informed comment on current affairs.
: When Feminist Review first appeared in 1979 it described itself as a socialist and feminist journal, a vehicle to unite research and theory with political practice, and contribute to the development of both. After more than 30 years of publishing and amidst a plethora of specialist feminist journals, Feminist Review sustains its unique role as an interdisciplinary, agenda-setting publication. Situated outside traditional disciplinary boundaries Feminist Review insists on the theoretical and strategic centrality of gender in all its complexity.
Global Environmental Politics
: GEP examines the relationship between global political forces and environmental change, with particular attention given to the implications of local-global interactions for environmental management as well as the implications of environmental change for world politics. Each issue is divided into research articles and a shorter forum articles focusing on issues such as the role of states, multilateral institutions and agreements, trade, international finance, corporations, science and technology, and grassroots movements. Contributions to the journal come from across the disciplines, including political science, international relations, sociology, history, human geography, public policy, science and technology studies, environmental ethics, law economics, and environmental science.
: Historical Materialism is an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to exploring and developing the critical and explanatory potential of Marxist theory.
International Journal of Political Economy:
IJPE is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes scholarly research in all traditions of political economy.
Journal of Contemporary Asia
: JCA was conceived as providing an alternative to mainstream perspectives on contemporary Asian issues. The journal maintains this tradition and seeks to publish articles that deal with the broad problems of economic, political and social development of Asia. Articles on economic development issues, political economy, agriculture, planning, the working class, people's movements, politics and power, imperialism and empire, international financial institutions, the environment, and economic history are especially welcomed. The journal also has a strong interest in the scientific development of theory that is of global significance, especially on the role of the state, class analysis, power and globalisation.
Journal of Agrarian Change
: The leading journal of agrarian political economy. It promotes investigation of the social relations and dynamics of production, property and power in agrarian formations and their processes of change, both historical and contemporary. It encourages work within a broad interdisciplinary framework, informed by theory, and serves as a forum for serious comparative analysis and scholarly debate.
Millennium- Journal of International Studies:
Founded in 1971 at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Millennium is one of the leading journals in the field of International Relations
An Independent Socialist Magazine.
New Left Review
: New Left Review analyses world politics, the global economy, state powers and protest movements; contemporary social theory, history and philosophy; cinema, literature, heterodox art and aesthetics. It runs a regular book review section and carries interviews, essays, topical comments and signed editorials on political issues of the day.
New Political Economy
: New Political Economy aims to create a forum for work which combines the breadth of vision which characterised the classical political economy of the nineteenth century with the analytical advances of twentieth century social science. It seeks to represent the terrain of political economy scholarship across different disciplines, emphasising original and innovative work which explores new approaches and methodologies, and addresses core debates and issues of historical and contemporary relevance.
Red Pepper is a magazine of political rebellion and dissent. Influenced by socialism, feminism and green politics, it is a resource for all those who imagine and work to create another world – a world based on equality, solidarity, and democracy.
Research in Political Economy
: Research in Political Economy analyzes society in a manner consistent with classical Marxism. International in scope, the annual volumes deal primarily with economic and political issues and the unity between them.
Review of African Political Economy:
Since 1974, ROAPE has provided radical analysis of trends, issues and social processes in Africa. It pays particular attention to the political economy of inequality, exploitation and oppression, whether driven by global forces or local ones such as class, race, ethnicity and gender), and to broadly materialist interpretations of change. It sustains a critical analysis of the nature of power and the state in Africa in the context of capitalist globalisation.
Review of International Political Economy
: The Review of International Political Economy (RIPE) has successfully established itself as a leading international journal dedicated to the systematic exploration of the international political economy from a plurality of perspectives. The journal encourages a global and interdisciplinary approach across issues and fields of inquiry. It seeks to act as a point of convergence for political economists, international relations scholars, geographers, and sociologists, and is committed to the publication of work that explores such issues as international trade and finance, production and consumption, and global governance and regulation, in conjunction with issues of culture, identity, gender, and ecology.
Review of Political Economy
: The Review of Political Economy is a peer-reviewed journal welcoming constructive and critical contributions in all areas of political economy, including the Austrian, Behavioral Economics, Feminist Economics, Institutionalist, Marxian, Post Keynesian, and Sraffian traditions. The Review publishes both theoretical and empirical research, and is also open to submissions in methodology, economic history and the history of economic thought that cast light on issues of contemporary relevance in political economy.
Review of Radical Political Economics
: The Review of Radical Political Economics (RRPE) promotes critical inquiry into all areas of economic, social, and political reality. As the journal of the Union for Radical Political Economics, RRPE publishes innovative research in political economy broadly defined including, but not confined to, Marxian economies, post-Keynesian economics, Sraffian economics, feminist economics, and radical institutional economics. We are actively seeking submissions concerned with policy, history of thought, and economics and the environment. RRPE reflects an interdisciplinary approach to the study, development, and application of radical political economic analysis to social problems.
The Socialist Register was founded by Ralph Miliband and John Saville in 1964 as ‘an annual survey of movements and ideas’ from the standpoint of the independent new left. It is currently edited by Leo Panitch, Greg Albo and Vivek Chibber, assisted by an editorial collective of eminent scholars in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Each volume is focused on a topical theme and characterized by the inclusion of relatively long, sustained analyses which cut across intellectual disciplines and geographical boundaries.
Studies in Political Economy:
Established in 1979, SPE has, as a Political Economy Journal, become a major forum for people who identify with the struggles to overcome exploitation, exclusion and oppression in Canada and abroad. SPE is especially interested in work by, for and about Canadians, but it aims to be an international Political Economy journal. It welcomes contributions in every field of political economy and within all the traditions of socialist scholarship, including those which question established paradigms.
Third World Quarterly:
TWQ is a peer-reviewed journal that looks beyond strict "development studies", providing an alternative and over-arching reflective analysis of micro-economic and grassroot efforts of development practitioners and planners. It furnishes expert and interdisciplinary insight into crucial issues before they impinge upon media attention, as well as coverage of the very latest publications in its comprehensive book review section.
Canadian Policy Organizations & Think Tanks
List at Policy.ca
Economic Commentary and Blogs
Beat the Press (Dean Baker)
Martin Wolf’s Exchange
Occasional Links and Commentary on Economics, Culture, and Society
Left Business Observer
Progressive Economists Forum
Economy of Right Now
(Rethinking Marxism/Richard Wolff)
GPE-Relevant Sociology Blogs
A Very Public Sociologist
Global Sociology Blog
New Scientist Short Sharp Science Environment blog
Climate and Capitalism
The Green Pages
Institutions of Global Governance
APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation)
WTO (World Trade Organization)
IMF (International Monetary Fund)
UN ILO (International Labour Office)
OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development)
OECD-DAC (OECD's Development Assistance Committee)
UN FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme)
UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)
UNFCCC Secretariat (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change)
Statistics and Data
GPE Research Guide
UNDP Human Development Indicators
World Bank Development Indicators
ILO Stats and Databases
OECD World Economy Historical Data
(also see the SourceOECD database from the UM library
Bureau of Economic Analysis
(Global Commodity Trade Statistics)