About the journal

Global Political Economy is the much-anticipated journal for the discipline of global political economy, with an explicit intention of cross-disciplinarity, spanning international relations, sociology, feminism and gender studies, political science, business studies, science and technology studies, communications, economics, geography, and more, encouraging debates and discussions across these arenas.  

Offering a critical platform for research that interrogates prevailing institutions, norms and patterns of authority and explanatory categories, authors will engage with and drive debates around emancipatory discourses and praxis. Its timing is exceptional. After over a decade of discussions between colleagues across the globe, the exigencies of the contemporary moment of a global pandemic and impending recession make this the opportune moment to begin this new journal.  

Global Political Economy will publish work that discusses issues which concern people whether inside the academy or outside of it, looking at the global political economy and its systemic contradictions, constant crises and upheaval. With the following list of topics, and beyond, as objects of inquiry to be critiqued and debated, Global Political Economy aims to gain fresh insights into complex and often unseen modes, forms and operations of global power relations, social forces and historical change.  

We are committed to encouraging submissions from early career researchers and scholars based in non-Western institutions (where we will consider translations in some instances). We are committed to diversity and representation of authors with regards to sex, race and class, and we hold the same mandate within our referencing policy and reviewer selection. 

Global Political Economy's editors will lead on calls for contributions in specific areas within emerging, reinvigorated, or gaps in global political economy research, such as in feminism, technology studies and public health studies. We also welcome Special Issue suggestions.  

The journal addresses debates and critiques in and of:

  • Global relations of (re)production and exploitation
  • Domination, disruption, resistance, emancipation
  • State, economy, society, nature
  • Sex and gender
  • Social reproduction
  • Global health, public services
  • Supply and value chains, production networks
  • Technologies of power and surveillance
  • Knowledge production
  • Digitalisation, platform economy
  • Work, labour, industrial relations
  • Critical legal and policy studies
  • Class analysis, class struggle
  • Race and othering
  • Statelessness, migration
  • Historical materialism
  • Development, de-development
  • Colonialism, decolonialism, imperialism
  • Energy and food
  • Environment, ecology
  • Slow growth, green capitalism, de-growth
  • Education, pedagogy
  • Finance, financialisation
  • Spatial scales, the production of space
  • Regionalisation, triadisation
  • Historical sociology
  • The rise of non-triad regions
  • Varieties of capitalism
  • Globalisation, global governance
  • Geopolitics, geo-economic rivalry

Please consider submitting your original manuscript to Global Political Economy.

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