dr Richard Westra, prof. UO

Profesor uczelni – Katedra Stosunków Międzynarodowych

University Professor – Department of International Relations

E-mail: richard.westra@uni.opole.pl

 

Richard Westra is University Professor at the Institute of Political Science and Administration, University of Opole and Research Coordinator of the Science & Technology Park, Opole. He received his PH.D. from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.  His previous teaching includes universities in Japan, South Korea, Canada, and the Bahamas. He has been a Visiting Researcher at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand and Visiting Professor in the Institute of Political Economy, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He is also an international Adjunct Professor at the Center for Macau Studies, University of Macau.

 

Richard Westra profesor w Instytucie Nauk o Polityce i Administracji Uniwersytetu Opolskiego i koordynator badań w Parku Naukowo-Technologicznym w Opolu. Otrzymał tytuł doktora z Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Kanada. Jego wcześniejsze nauczanie obejmuje uniwersytety w Japonii, Korei Południowej, Kanadzie i na Bahamach. Był wizytującym pracownikiem naukowym na Uniwersytecie Chulalongkorn w Tajlandii i profesorem wizytującym w Instytucie Ekonomii Politycznej na Uniwersytecie Carleton w Ottawie w Kanadzie. Jest także międzynarodowym adiunktem w Centre for Macau Studies, University of Macau.

Zainteresowania badawcze

Obecne zainteresowania badawcze Richarda Westry obejmują epistemologię, ontologię i naukę w badaniach ekonomii, krytyczną analizę globalizacji i neoliberalizmu, ekonomię polityczną zmian społecznych, ekonomię polityczną Azji Wschodniej, ideologię w naukach społecznych, politykę państw wyjątkowych, legalizację polityka i analiza globalnego apartheidu.

 

Wykaz wybranych publikacji

Prace zwarte autorskie

Prace zwarte redagowane i współredagowane

  • 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, 2017).
  • Richard Westra (ed.) The Political Economy of Emerging Markets: Varieties of BRICS in the Age of Global Crises and Austerity (London: Routledge, 2017).
  • 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).
  • 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 (İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları 2018).
  • Martin Hart-Landsberg, Seongjin Jeong and Richard Westra (eds.) Marxist Perspectives on South Korea in the Global Economy (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007). Paperback edition (London: Routledge 2016).

Artykuły w recenzowanych czasopismach

  • “Introduction: Is the Uno School Approach Relevant to Understanding Present-day Capitalism?” with Nobuharu Yokokawa, The Japanese Political Economy for Special Issue: Is the Uno School Approach Relevant to Understanding Present-day Capitalism? (in press).
  • “East Asia in the Global Economy:  Theoretical and Empirical Questions for
    Marxism”, Journal of Contemporary Asia. Special Issue: Marxist Perspectives on East Asia in the Global Economy, Online first, September 11, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1080/00472336.2019.1662473.
  • “An Unoist Perspective on the Agrarian Question in Capitalist Development”, The Japanese Political Economy for Special Issue: Is the Uno School Approach Relevant to Understanding Present-day Capitalism?  Online first, April 22, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1080/2329194X.2019.1599959.
  • “Roy Bhaskar’s Critical Realism and the Social Science of Marxian Economics”, Review of Radical Political Economics, 51, 3 (2019) pp. 365-382.
  • “Financialization and Marxism”, Science and Society, 83, 1 (2019) pp. 117-26.
  • “Social Class in China Today”, Historical Materialism, 26, 4 (2018) pp. 194-213.  “A Theoretical Note on Commodification of Labour Power in China and the Global Putting-out System”, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 48, 1 (2018) pp. 159-71.
  • “Travels to Socialism Interrupted: Origins of Varieties of Capitalism Debate”, New Perspectives: Interdisciplinary Journal of Central & East European Politics and International Relations, 25, 1 (2017) pp. 2-9.
  • “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.
  • Capital as Dialectical Economic Theory”, Journal of Australian Political Economy, Special Issue on Capital against Capitalism: New Research in Marxist Political Economy, 70 (Summer 2012/13) pp. 233-50. 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.
  • “South Korea Déjà vu”, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 40, 2 (2010) pp. 329-36.

Artykuły prasowe / Op-eds

Research Interests

Richard Westra’s current research interests include epistemology, ontology and science in the study of economics, critical analysis of globalization and neoliberalism, the political economy of social change, East Asian political economy, ideology in social science, the politics of states of exception, legalization of politics and analysis of global apartheid.

Select Recent Publications

Single Authored Books

Edited/Co-edited Books

  • 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, 2017).
  • Richard Westra (ed.) The Political Economy of Emerging Markets: Varieties of BRICS in the Age of Global Crises and Austerity (London: Routledge, 2017).
  • 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).
  • 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 (İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları 2018).
  • Martin Hart-Landsberg, Seongjin Jeong and Richard Westra (eds.) Marxist Perspectives on South Korea in the Global Economy (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007). Paperback edition (London: Routledge 2016).

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • “Introduction: Is the Uno School Approach Relevant to Understanding Present-day Capitalism?” with Nobuharu Yokokawa, The Japanese Political Economy for Special Issue: Is the Uno School Approach Relevant to Understanding Present-day Capitalism? (in press).
  • “East Asia in the Global Economy:  Theoretical and Empirical Questions for
    Marxism”, Journal of Contemporary Asia. Special Issue: Marxist Perspectives on East Asia in the Global Economy, Online first, September 11, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1080/00472336.2019.1662473.
  • “An Unoist Perspective on the Agrarian Question in Capitalist Development”, The Japanese Political Economy for Special Issue: Is the Uno School Approach Relevant to Understanding Present-day Capitalism?  Online first, April 22, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1080/2329194X.2019.1599959.
  • “Roy Bhaskar’s Critical Realism and the Social Science of Marxian Economics”, Review of Radical Political Economics, 51, 3 (2019) pp. 365-382. 
  • “Financialization and Marxism”, Science and Society, 83, 1 (2019) pp. 117-26.
  • “Social Class in China Today”, Historical Materialism, 26, 4 (2018) pp. 194-213.  “A Theoretical Note on Commodification of Labour Power in China and the Global Putting-out System”, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 48, 1 (2018) pp. 159-71.  
  • “Travels to Socialism Interrupted: Origins of Varieties of Capitalism Debate”, New Perspectives: Interdisciplinary Journal of Central & East European Politics and International Relations, 25, 1 (2017) pp. 2-9.
  • “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. 
  • Capital as Dialectical Economic Theory”, Journal of Australian Political Economy, Special Issue on Capital against Capitalism: New Research in Marxist Political Economy, 70 (Summer 2012/13) pp. 233-50. 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.
  • “South Korea Déjà vu”, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 40, 2 (2010) pp. 329-36.

Journalistic Articles/Op-eds