Richard Westra [リチャード ウェストラ]

Richard Westra

Basic Information

Academic post
Designated Professor
Faculty section
Graduate School of Law
Office
ALEP 522
Phone
6466
Research interests
Political Economy
Visitorships
Visiting Professor, Institute of Political Economy, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, Winter Semester 2016.
Visiting Research Fellow, Focus on the Global South/Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2008-2009
Teaching Fellow at the International Study Center, Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, UK, 1998-1999

Career summary

  • Current post, 2011 to present
  • 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, 2004-2008
  • Full-time Lecturer, Division of International and Area Studies, Pukyong National University, Pusan, South Korea, 2002-2004
  • Lecturer, School of Social Science, College of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas, 2000-2001
  • Queens University, Canada (PhD)
  • York University, Canada (MA)

Books

  • Westra, Richard. Socialism in the 21st Century. Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives. New York: Nova Science Press. 2018.
  • Westra, Richard, ed. The Political Economy of Emerging Markets: Varieties of BRICS in the Age of Global Crises and Austerity. Frontiers of Political Economy. London: Routledge. 2017.
  • Westra, Richard, Robert Albritton, and Seongjin Jeong, eds. Varieties of Alternative Economic Systems: Practical Utopias for an Age of Global Crisis and Austerity. Frontiers of Political Economy. London: Routledge. 2017.
  • Yokokawa, Nobuharu, Kiichiro Yagi, Hiroyasu Uemura, and Richard Westra, eds. The Rejuvenation of Political Economy. Frontiers of Political Economy. London: Routledge. 2016.
  • Westra, Richard. Unleasing Usury: How Finance Opened the Door to Capitalism Then Swallowed It Whole. Atlanta: Clarity Press. 2016.
  • Westra, Richard. Exit from Globalization. Frontiers of Political Economy. London: Routledge. 2015.
  • Westra, Richard, 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. London: Routledge. 2015.
  • Westra, Richard. The Evil Axis of Finance: The US-Japan-China Stranglehold on the Global Future. Atlanta: Clarity Press. 2012.
  • Westra, Richard, ed. Confronting Global Neoliberalism: Third World Resistance and Development Strategies. Atlanta: Clarity Press. 2010.
  • Albritton, Robert, Bob Jessop, and Richard Westra, eds. Political Economy and Global Capitalism: The 21st Century, Present and Future. London: Anthem. 2010.
  • Westra, Richard. Political Economy and Globalization. Frontiers of Political Economy. London: Routledge. 2009.

Chapters, Articles, and Papers

  • Westra, Richard. “We Won’t Get Fooled Again…Or Will We?” World Financial Review, April 20, 2018. http://www.worldfinancialreview.com/?p=29759.
  • Westra, Richard. “A Theoretical Note on Commodification of Labour Power in China and the Global Putting-out System.” Journal of Contemporary Asia 48, no. 1 (2018): 159–71.
  • Westra, Richard. “Trump and US Deficits.” Countercurrents, 2018. https://countercurrents.org/2018/04/04/trump-and-us-deficits/.
  • Westra, Richard. “China Down: The Weight of the Past on China’s Struggle for Development.” World Financial Review, 2017. http://www.worldfinancialreview.com/?p=15879.
  • Westra, Richard. “Travels to Socialism Interrupted: Origins of Varieties of Capitalism Debate.” New Perspectives: Interdisciplinary Journal of Central & East European Politics and International Relations 25, no. 1 (2017): 2–9.
  • Westra, Richard. “Japan and the Monetary Policy Magical Mystery Tour.” World Financial Review, 2016. http://www.worldfinancialreview.com/?p=12015.
  • Westra, Richard. “Local Trade and Exchange/Employment Systems (LETS) in Future Eco-Sustainable Societies.” Anthropology in Action 23, no. 2 (2016): 35–41.
  • Westra, Richard. “Usury in the 21st Century.” World Financial Review, 2016. http://www.worldfinancialreview.com/?p=5895.
  • Westra, Richard. “In the Tracks of Imperialism.” Journal of Contemporary Asia 45, no. 4 (2015): 677–92.
  • Westra, Richard. “Capital as Dialectical Economic Theory.” Journal of Australian Political Economy 70 (2012–2013): 233–50.
  • Westra, Richard. “The Japanese Economy in the Crossfire.” Journal of Contemporary Asia 42, no. 4 (2012): 697–706.
  • Westra, Richard. “Renewing Socialist Development in the Third World.” Journal of Contemporary Asia 41, no. 4 (2011): 519–43.
  • Westra, Richard. “South Korea Déjà Vu.” Journal of Contemporary Asia 40, no. 2 (2010): 329–36.
  • Westra, Richard. “Critical International Political Economy and the Challenge to Global Markets.” Historical Materialism 17, no. 2 (2009): 253–60.
  • Westra, Richard. “Economic Life Beyond Capital.” Review of Radical Political Economics 40, no. 3 (2008): 354–62.
  • Westra, Richard. “The Capitalist Stage of Consumerism and South Korean Development.” Journal of Contemporary Asia 36, no. 1 (2006): 3–25.
  • Westra, Richard. “Globalization and the Pathway to Sociomaterial Betterment.” Review of Radical Political Economics 36, no. 3 (2004): 381–90.
  • Westra, Richard. “Social Theory, Economic Crisis, and the Japanese Political Economy: A Review Article.” Review of International Political Economy 10, no. 2 (2003): 363–73.
  • Westra, Richard. “Marxian Economic Theory and an Ontology of Socialism: A Japanese Intervention.” Capital & Class 78 (2002): 61–85.
  • Westra, Richard. “A Japanese Contribution to the Critique of Rational Choice Marxism.” Social Theory and Practice 25, no. 3 (1999): 439–69.
  • Westra, Richard. “Periodizing Capitalism and the Political Economy of Post-War Japan.” Journal of Contemporary Asia 26, no. 4 (1996): 431–51.