JSPE-Routledge International Book Prize


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The Japan Society of Political Economy - Routledge International Book Prize

The JSPE is happy to announce the creation of the JSPE - Routledge International Book Prize. The Prize is open to its member and non-member colleagues all over the world. The JSPE wishes to play a more active role in promoting political economy and heterodox economics internationally. The prize encourages members of the JSPE to publish their work in English and to challenge the growing dominance of orthodox neo-liberal economics among economists and policy-makers. It also promotes studies in heterodox economics all over the world. We hope this prize in political economy will become equivalent to other great international economic prizes, such as the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, which are given only to mainstream economists.

The prize-winner is invited to the JSPE annual conference in Japan and receives a diploma and monetary grant (sponsored by Routledge).

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsor of this book prize, Routledge. Routledge is the world's leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Routledge publishes thousands of books and journals each year, serving scholars, instructors, and professional communities worldwide.

Tetsuji Kawamura (Chairman of the JSPE)  


Objectives of the JSPE - Routledge International Book Prize and subject matter

The Prize will be awarded to a distinguished book which has been published in English in the last quarter century in the areas of political economy, including Marxian, Post-Keynesian and all heterodox economics. The content of the book is related to subject matters including:

(1) Fundamental theories of political economy;
(2) Historical developments in the critique of political economy and economics;
(3) Historical and theoretical analysis of modern capitalism;
(4) Critical analysis of current political economic problems (including crisis, financial instability, economic development, socialism, gender, environment, climate change, etc) and policies;
(5) All subjents reflecting the traditional and analytical perspectives represented by the Japan Society of Political Economy.

Prize nomination and Selection process

The JSPE - Routledge International Book Prize Committee, which consists of Chairperson of the JSPE, Chairperson of the JSPE International Committee and three members of the JSPE, invites each member of the JSPE steering committee and its overseas academic advisers to nominate a candidate for the prize every year. The JSPE International Book Prize Committee reviews proposals and votes for the winner. The Prize winner is announced at the JSPE annual conference.

Past Award Recipients

James Crotty (ジェームズ・クロッティ) based on his book
Capitalism, Macroeconomics and Reality: Understanding Globalization, Financialization, Competition and Crisis, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham and Northampton, 2017.

Robert Boyer
 based on his books
Japanese Capitalism in Crisis: A Régulationist Interpretation, edited with Yamada, T., Routledge, London and New York, 2000.
Diversity and Transformations of Asian Capitalisms, edited with Uemura, H. and Isogai, A., Routledge, Abingdon, 2012. En Français: Capitalismes asiatiques: deversité et transformations, Presses universitaires de Rennes, Rennes, 2015
Evolving Diversity and Interdependence of Capitalisms: Transformations of Regional Integration in EU and Asia, edited with Uemura, H., Yamada, T. and Song, L., Springer, Tokyo, 2018. 

Diane Elson
(the University of Essex) based on her books
Male Bias in the Development Process, Manchester University Press, 1991, and
The Feminist Economics of Trade, edited with Irene van Staveren, Caren Grown and Nilüfer Çagatay, Routledge, 2007.

Saskia Sassen
 (Columbia University) based on her book
Territory, Authority, Rights from Medieval to Global Assemblages, Princeton University Press, 2006, and
Expulsions Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.

David Harvey
(City University of New York) based on his book
The Enigma of Capital: And the Crises of Capitalism, Oxford University Press, 2010.

Makoto Itoh
(The University of Tokyo) based on his two books
Political Economy for Socialism, Macmillan, 1995, and
The Japanese Economy Reconsidered, Palgrave, 2000.

Samuel Bowles (the Santa Fe Institute) based on his two books
Microeconomics: Behavior, Institutions and Evolution, Princeton University Press, 2004, and
The New Economics of Inequality and Redistribution, Cambridge University Press, 2012.



Contact: Masao Ishikura (The JSPE International Committee)

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