Aims & Scope

The Review of Capital as Power (RECASP) is a non-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the study of capital and capitalism. The journal invites contributions that engage with the idea of ‘capital as power’ – namely, the notion that capital is a symbolic quantification of organized power, and that capitalism as a whole can be studied as a mode of power. Both empirical and theoretical research are welcome.

Past Research

The capital-as-power approach has been applied to a wide variety of topics, including:

  • capitalist income and business cycles
  • cinema
  • debt
  • education
  • income inequality
  • inflation and stagflation
  • investment risk
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • military conflicts
  • social movements
  • taxation
  • the growth of dominant capital
  • the growth of hierarchy
  • the nature of money and finance
  • the origin of capitalism
  • the stock market

Criticism Welcome

The Review of Capital as Power welcomes research that is critical of the capital-as-power approach. This research can include criticism of specific studies, methods and the very notion of capital as power.

Replication and Null Results

We welcome research that attempts to replicate past studies, including those published in the Review of Capital as Power. We also welcome empirical work with null results (i.e. where the evidence does not support the tested hypothesis).