Name Richard WESTRA
Academic post Designated Professor
Faculty of appointment G30+Leading
Office Asian Legal Exchange Plaza, 522
Degrees Ph.D. From Queens University (Canada), M.A. from York University (Canada)
Office hours Anytime, by appointment.
Email westrarj@law.nagoya-u.ac.jp
Publications

Academic Publications

Books

Unleasing Usury: How Finance Opened the Door to Capitalism then Swallowed It Whole (Atlanta, Georgia: Clarity Press, 2016).

Exit from Globalization: Frontiers of Political Economy Series (London: Routledge). Paperback edition 2015.

The Evil Axis of Finance: The US-Japan-China Stranglehold on the Global Future (Atlanta, GA: Clarity Press, 2012).

Political Economy and Globalization: Frontiers of Political Economy Series (London: Routledge, 2009). Routledge Paperback Direct edition (2011).

Volumes edited

Richard Westra, Robert Albritton and Seongjin Jeong (eds.) Varieties of Alternative Economic Systems: Practical Utopias for an Age of Global Crisis and Austerity (London: Routledge, under contract and forthcoming 2017).

Richard Westra (ed.) The Political Economy of Emerging Markets: Varieties of BRICS in the Age of Global Crises and Austerity (London: Routledge, in press and forthcoming 2017).

Nobuharu Yokokawa, Kiichiro Yagi, Hiroyasu Uemura and Richard Westra (eds.) The Rejuvenation of Political Economy (London: Routledge, 2016).

Richard Westra, Dennis Badeen and Robert Albritton (eds.) The Future of Capitalism After the Financial Crisis: The Varieties of Capitalism Debate in the Age of Austerity: Frontiers of Political Economy Series (London: Routledge, 2015). Paperback edition (London: Routledge 2016).

Richard Westra (ed.) Confronting Global Neoliberalism: Third World Resistance and Development Strategies (Atlanta, GA: Clarity Press, 2010).

Laura Westra, Klaus Bosselmann and Richard Westra (eds.) Reconciling Human Existence with Ecological Integrity (London: Earthscan Ltd., 2008).

Colin Soskolne (Chief Editor) Laura Westra, Brendan Mackey, William Rees, Louis Kotze and Richard Westra (eds.) Sustaining Life On Earth: Environmental and Human Health through Global Governance (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007).

Robert Albritton, Bob Jessop and Richard Westra (eds.) Political Economy and Global Capitalism: The 21st Century, Present and Future (London: Anthem, 2007). Paperback (2010). Translation into Turkish (forthcoming 2013)

Martin Hart-Landsberg, Seongjin Jeong and Richard Westra (eds.) Marxist Perspectives on South Korea in the Global Economy (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007).

Robert Albritton, Shannon Bell, John Bell and Richard Westra (eds.) New Socialisms: Futures beyond Globalization. Routledge Studies in Governance and Change in the Global Era (London: Routledge, 2004). Paperback edition (2012).

Richard Westra and Alan Zuege (eds.) Value and the World Economy Today: Production, Finance and Globalization (Basingstoke: Palgrave/Macmillan 2003).

Robert Albritton, Makoto Itoh, Richard Westra and Alan Zuege (eds.) Phases of Capitalist Development: Booms, Crises and Globalizations (Basingstoke: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2001). Translation into Mandarin Chinese (Beijing: Economic Science Press, 2003).

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

"Social Class in China Today: A Review", Historical Materialism (forthcoming, date TBA). SSCI

"Local Trade and Exchange/Employment Systems (LETS) in Future Eco-sustainable Societies", Special Issue: Towards Communities of Practice in Global Sustainability Part 2, Guest Editors: Carl A. Maida and Sam Beck Anthropology in Action 23:2 (2016) pp. 35-41.

"In the Tracks of Imperialism", Journal of Contemporary Asia, 45, 4 (2015) pp. 677-692. SSCI

"Capital as Dialectical Economic Theory", Journal of Australian Political Economy, Special Issue: Rereading Capital Again: New Research in Marxist Political Economy, 70 (Summer 2012/13). SSCI

"The Japanese Economy in the Crossfire", Journal of Contemporary Asia, 42, 4 (2012) pp. 697-706. SSCI

"Renewing Socialist Development in the Third World", Journal of Contemporary Asia, 41, 4 (2011) pp. 519-43. SSCI

"Korea Déjà vu", Journal of Contemporary Asia, 40, 2 (2010) pp. 329-36. SSCI

"Critical International Political Economy and the Challenge to Global Markets", Historical Materialism, 17, 2 (2009) pp. 253-60. SSCI

"Economic Life Beyond Capital", Review of Radical Political Economics, 40, 3 (2008) pp. 354-62. SSCI

"The 'Impasse' in Development Theory and the Impasse of Socialist Development", Indian Development Review, 6, 2 (2008) pp.171-85.

"Socialist Development Theory in the Era of Neoliberal Globalization: Surmounting the 'Impasse'", Marxism 21, 5, 2 (2008) in Korean. Korea Research Foundation listed.

"Globalization and Capitalism", Journal of Economic Issues, 42, 4 (2008) pp. 1159-63. SSCI

"Challenging Globalization: A Selective Review from a Burgeoning Literature", Marxism 21, 5, 4 (2008) in Korean. Korean. Korea Research Foundation listed.

"Kautsky, Lukacs, Althusser and the Retreat from the Economic in Marxism - with the Return in Uno", Political Economy Quarterly, 44, 2 (2007) pp. 77-87. Journal of the Japan Society of Political Economy (JSPE) is published in Japanese but contains select English language articles.

"Mid-range Theory and the Developmental State Debate: The Cases of Japan and South Korea", Indian Development Review, 4, 1 (June 2006) pp. 189-206.

"The Capitalist Stage of Consumerism and South Korean Development", Journal of Contemporary Asia, 36, 1 (February 2006) pp. 3-25. SSCI

"Globalization and the Pathway to Socio-Material Betterment", Review of Radical Political Economics, 36, 3 (2004) pp. 381-90. SSCI

"Social Theory, Economic Crisis, and the Japanese Political Economy: A Review Article", Review of International Political Economy, 10, 2 (2003) pp. 363-73. SSCI

"Marxian Economic Theory and an Ontology of Socialism: A Japanese Intervention", Capital & Class, 78 (2002) pp. 61-85. Econ Lit.

"A Japanese Contribution to the Critique of Rational Choice Marxism", Social Theory and Practice, 25, 3 (Fall 1999) pp. 439-69. SSCI (at time of publication).

"Periodizing Capitalism and the Political Economy of Post-War Japan", Journal of Contemporary Asia, 26, 4 (October 1996) pp. 431-51. SSCI

Chapter Contributions to Peer Reviewed Edited Books

"Foundations and Pathways to a Progressive, Socialist, Eco-sustainable Future", in Richard Westra, Robert Albritton and Seongjin Jeong (eds.) Varieties of Alternative Economic Systems: Practical Utopias for an Age of Global Crisis and Austerity (London: Routledge, under contract and forthcoming 2017).

"From Development to BRICS: The Policy Magical Mystery Tour", in Richard Westra (ed.) The Political Economy of Emerging Markets: Varieties of BRICS in the Age of Global Crises and Austerity (London: Routledge, in press and forthcoming 2017).

"China In the Crash Lane", in Nobuharu Yokokawa, Kiichiro Yagi, Hiroyasu Uemura and Richard Westra (eds.) The Rejuvenation of Political Economy (London: Routledge, 2016).

"From Imperialism to Varieties of Capitalism" in Richard Westra, Dennis Badeen, Robert Albritton (eds.) The Future of Capitalism After the Financial Crisis: The Varieties of Capitalism Debate in the Age of Austerity: Frontiers of Political Economy Series (London: Routledge, 2015).

"Periodizing Capitalism and the World Historic Transmutability of Capital", reprinted Chapter 3 from Richard Westra Political Economy and Globalization, in Terrence McDonough, David M. Kotz and Michael Reich (eds.) Social Structure of Accumulation Theory 2 Volumes. The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series (Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2014)

"US Debt Ceiling Charades and the Travails of 'Helicopter Money'", Nikolaos Karagiannis, Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi and Swapan Sen (eds.) The US Economy and Neoliberalism: Alternative Strategies and Policies: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics Series (London: Routledge 2013)

"Development Theory and Neoliberal Globalization" in Richard Westra (ed.) Confronting Global Neoliberalism: Third World Resistance and Development Strategies (Atlanta, GA: Clarity Press, 2010).

"The Chimera of Prosperity in Post-IMF South Korea and the Alter-globalization Movement", co-written with Seongjin Jeong in Richard Westra (ed.) Confronting Global Neoliberalism: Third World Resistance and Development Strategies (Atlanta, GA: Clarity Press, 2010).

"Socio-Material Communication in Eco-Sustainable Societies of the Future" in Laura Westra, Klaus Bosselmann and Richard Westra (eds.) Reconciling Human Existence with Ecological Integrity, (London: Earthscan Ltd., 2008).

"Green Marxism and the Institutional Structure of a Global Socialist Future" in Robert Albritton, Robert Jessop and Richard Westra (eds.) Political Economy and Global Capitalism: The 21st Century Present and Future (London: Anthem, 2007).

"Introduction: Political Economy and Global Capitalism", co-written with Robert Albritton and Bob Jessop in Robert Albritton, Robert Jessop and Richard Westra (eds.) Political Economy and Global Capitalism: The 21st Century Present and Future (London: Anthem, 2007).

"Socio-material Communication, Community, and Eco-sustainability in the Global Era" in Carl A. Maida, (ed.) Sustainability and Communities of Place. In the Series on Environmental Anthropology, Roy Ellen, Editor. (Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 2007).

"Market society and ecological integrity: theory and practice", in Sustaining Life on Earth: Environmental and Human Health Through Global Governance, in Colin Soskolne (Chief Editor), Laura Westra, Brendan Mackey, William Rees, Louis Kotze and Richard Westra (eds.) (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007).

"State, Market, and Stages of Capitalism in South Korean Development" in Martin Hart-Landsberg, Seongjin Jeong and Richard Westra (eds.) Marxist Perspectives on South Korea in the Global Economy (London: Ashgate, 2007).

"Introduction: Marxist Perspectives on South Korea in the Global Economy", co-written with Martin Hart-Landsberg and Seonjin Jeong in Martin Hart-Landsberg, Seongjin Jeong and Richard Westra (eds.) Marxist Perspectives on South Korea in the Global Economy (London: Ashgate, 2007).

"The 'Impasse' Debate and Socialist Development", in Robert Albritton, Shannon Bell, John Bell and Richard Westra (eds.) New Socialisms: Futures beyond Globalization. Routledge Studies in Governance and Change in the Global Era (London: Routledge 2004).

"Toward Socialisms Through Democracy", co-written with Robert Albritton, in Robert Albritton, Shannon Bell, John Bell and Richard Westra (eds.) New Socialisms: Futures beyond Globalization. Routledge Studies in Governance and Change in the Global Era (London: Routledge, 2004).

"Globalization: The Retreat of Capital to the 'Interstices' of the World?", in

Richard Westra and Alan Zuege (eds.), Value and the World Economy Today: Production, Finance and Globalization (Basingstoke: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2003).

"Phases of Capitalism, Globalizations, and the Japanese Economic Crisis", in

James Busumtwi-Sam and Laurent Dobuzinskis (eds.) Turbulence and New Directions in Global Political Economy (Basingstoke: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2002).

Phases of Capitalism and Post-Capitalist Social Change" in Robert Albritton, Makoto Itoh, Richard Westra and Alan Zuege (eds.), Phases of Capitalist Development: Booms, Crises and Globalizations (Basingstoke: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2001).

"Periodizing Capitalism and the Political Economy of Post-War Japan", reprinted from Journal of Contemporary Asia in Edward R. Beauchamp (ed.) The Japanese Economy and Economic Issues since 1945. Dimensions of Contemporary Japan: Volume 5 (New York: Garland, 1998).

Career

Current post, 2011 to present

Visiting Professor, Institute of Political Economy, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, Winter Semester 2016.

Associate Professor, Division of International and Area Studies, Pukyong National University, Pusan, South Korea, 2009 - 2010

Assistant Professor, Division of International and Area Studies, Pukyong National University, Pusan, South Korea, 2004 to 2008

Full-time Lecturer, Division of International and Area Studies, Pukyong National University, Pusan, South Korea, 2002 to 2004

Lecturer, School of Social Science, College of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas, 2000 to 2001

Guest professor

Visiting Research Fellow, Focus on the Global South/Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2008 to 2009

Teaching Fellow at the International Study Center, Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, UK, 1998 to 1999