Special Call for Proposals - Palgrave Insights into Apocalypse Economics

Announcing a new series

In response to recent events surrounding the global pandemic of Cov-19 the PIAE Series will particularly welcome book proposals for volumes which critically treat the full spectrum of economic, political economic, socioeconomic, and enviro-economic pathologies enveloping societies in the struggle to confront the pandemic fallout. Book proposals are encouraged to explore national, regional or global questions related to the foregoing including the proffering of alternative, potentially non-capitalist, eco-sustainable visions for remaking our world as the worst of the pandemic subsides. Writings from various schools of Marxism and heterodox economics are invited.

Series Editor: Richard Westra, Center for Macau Studies, University of Macau, Macau, SAR China

This series (https://www.palgrave.com/gp/series/15867) is set to become the lodestone for critical Marxist and related Left scholarship on the raft of apocalyptic tendencies enveloping the global economy and society. Its working premise is that neoliberal policies from the 1980s not only failed to rejuvenate capitalist prosperity lost with the demise of the post-Second World War ‘golden age’ economy but in fact have generated a widening spectrum of pathologies that threaten humanity itself. At the most fundamental level the series cultivates state of the art critical political economic analysis of the crises, recessionary, deflationary and austerity conditions that have beset the world economy since the global meltdown of 2008-2009. However, though centered on work that critically explores global propensities for devastating financial convulsions, ever-widening inequalities and economic marginalisation due to information technologies, robotised production and low wage outsourcing, it seeks to draw on exacerbating factors such as climate change and global environmental despoliation, corrupted food systems and land-grabbing, rampant militarism, cyber crime and terrorism, all together which defy mainstream economics and conventional political policy solutions.

For critical Marxist and related Left scholars the series offers a non-sectarian outlet for academic work that is hard-hitting, inter/trans-disciplinary and multiperspectival. Its readership draws in academics, researchers, students, progressive governmental and non-governmental actors and the academically-informed public.

Contact for Proposals

Submissions are ideally between 60,000 and 110,000 words, although shorter submissions (25,000-50,000 words) will be considered for our Palgrave Pivot publication format.

Authors interested in submitting a proposal should contact the series editor directly (Richard Westra: westrarj@aim.com) or Ruth Jenner (ruth.jenner@palgrave.com)​​​​​​