RECASP Essay Prize (Deadline: December 31, 2014)

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RECASP Essay Prize (Deadline: December 31, 2014)

Postby James McMahon » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:12 am

The Review of Capital as Power (RECASP) announces an annual essay prize of $1,000 for the best paper on the subject of capital as power. Submitted articles should not have been published in a refereed journal or book before. The particular topic is open. The paper can be theoretical, historical or empirical, and it may support or critique the capital as power framework. Winning essays will be published (with revisions, if necessary) in the Review of Capital as Power.

The competition aims to encourage young researchers of all ages. It is open to anyone who does not hold a PhD.

Papers must be received by December 31 of the competition year. The results will be announced by March of the following year.

Submissions should be 6,000-12,000 words in length (including footnotes and references) and must be formatted/referenced in line with the journal’s style guidelines ( ... index.html).

Submissions should be emailed to the Editor at

To ensure a blind review process, authors must submit two versions of their paper – one is the full version and the other is a blind version with all identifying references and text replaced with the square bracketed phrase [omitted for the refereeing process]. In the full version of the paper, authors should provide their name and affiliation along with a 200-word (max) biographical sketch.

The adjudication committee comprises the Editor and members of the editorial board. The committee may decide not to nominate a winner for the year, or it may nominate more than one winner. In the latter case, the prize will be divided equally between the winners.

The framework of capital as power offers a radical alternative to both liberal and Marxist political economies. In this framework, capital is viewed not as a productive economic entity, but as the central power institution of capitalist society at large, while capitalism as a whole is seen not as mode of production and consumption, but as a mode of power.

The Review of Capital as Power is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal sponsored by the University of Wollongong, Australia.

The purpose of the journal is to critically theorize, historicize and empirically research capitalism as a conflictual mode of power. The area of inquiry is wide open, and we welcome big-picture contributions as well more focused research. For suggested areas of inquiry, please see the Statement of Purpose ( ... index.html).
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