Tag Archives: Richard Westra

Commodifying labour power in China

JCA co-editor Richard Westra, from the Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University in Japan, has a new Commentary available from the publisher’s website. “A Theoretical Note on Commodification of Labour Power in China and the Global Putting-Out System” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2017.1324040) … Continue reading

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Westra on China

JCA co-editor, Richard Westra has an op-ed at The World Financial Review. Titled “China Down: The Weight of the Past on China’s Struggle for Development,” the opening paragraph states: Dr. Richard Westra historically contextualises China’s 21st century meteoric growth in … Continue reading

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A Marxist Perspective on Exiting Globalisation

In a new Review Article at the JCA publisher’s website, John R. Bell of the School of Business at Toronto’s Seneca College looks at JCA co-editor Richard Westra’s book Exit from Globalization, published by Routledge in 2015. Quoting the abstract … Continue reading

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Westra on Japan’s spending

JCA co-editor Richard Westra concludes his recent article in The World Financial Review on Japan’s monetary policy with these words: The belief that a weakened yen to help overseas sales of Japanese cars and flat screen TVs while spending on … Continue reading

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Issue 1 for 2016 published

The latest issue of the Journal of Contemporary Asia is now available online. The issue includes five research articles, two review articles and ten book reviews. This is an unusual issue as we move to a new format in the … Continue reading

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China and capitalism

JCA co-editor Richard Westra has a new review available at our publisher maintained website. In it, he assesses the recent book by Michel Aglietta and Guo Bai entitled China’s Development: Capitalism and Empire (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2015.1067389), published by Routledge. Westra explains … Continue reading

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Issue 3 for 2015 published

The latest issue of the Journal of Contemporary Asia is now available online. The issue includes seven research articles, one review article and seven book reviews: Articles Optimism and Education: The New Ideology of Development in Indonesia by Paul K. … Continue reading

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