World Review of Political Economy (WRPE) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed title published by Pluto Journals in close relationship with the World Association for Political Economy (WAPE), with the first issue having been published in 2010. This groundbreaking project is the first of its kind: a pioneering collaboration between Chinese academics and a Western progressive publisher to produce a serious periodical of Marxist political economy. The WRPE is certain to be the essential forum for dialogue, cooperation, debate, and the sharing of cutting-edge research among the leading scholars in China, the English-speaking world, and beyond.

World Review of Political Economy (WRPE) takes a critical approach to analyzing the social and economic problems facing humankind, which reflects the outlook of its founding organization. WAPE, founded in 2004, is an international nongovernmental academic body established on an open, non-profit and voluntary basis by progressive economists and related groups from around the world. The WAPE secretariat is based at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. The present chairman is Distinguished Professor Enfu Cheng, director of the Center of Economic and Social Development, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Journal Access

To access the World Review of Political Economy please visit our Issues page here. 

You will find the World Review of Political Economy Table of Contents and articles available on within our WRPE Collection on ScienceOpen. Within our Issues page you will find links to each WRPE edition within our Collection on ScienceOpen.

World Review of Political Economy has received the DOAJ seal of approval which demonstrates the highest level of Open Access rigour has been met. DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals from any discipline.

The 16th Forum of the World Association for Political Economy (WAPE) will be held from 25- 27th September at Fuzhou City, China.

This forum’s theme will be Chinese modernizaton and the prospects of world modernization. World modernization has gone through three waves of development, and various modes of modernization emerged in these waves. Chinese modernization contains elements that are common to the modernization of other countries, but its most distinctive features shatter the myth that “modernization equals westernization,” while offering the humankind new paths to modernization. It inspires us to reflect on the problems of western capitalist modernization, helping developing countries find a suitable path for their own modernization, and remapping world modernization. This forum aims to generate both greater knowledge and new policy options for the better advance of Chinese modernization and world modernization. WAPE 2023 invites all contributions that enrich the perspective of modernization and expand the ground for further discussion.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: The official language of the Forum is Chinese and English with simultaneous translation.


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