Faculty Biography

j. Richard Peet

J. Richard Peet, Ph.D.

Graduate School of Geography
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Office: Jefferson 209

Email: rpeet@clarku.edu

Phone: (508) 793-7364

Curriculum Vitae



Professor Richard Peet has a B.Sc. (Economics) from the London School of Economics, an M.A. from the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. His areas of interest include: social and economic geography, political ecology, liberation ecology, development theory, geography of consciousness and rationality, philosophy and social theory, iconography, semiotics, and critical policy studies. He is editor of the journal Human Geography

Courses Offered

Geog 127 Political Economy of Development
Geog 289 Development Policy
Geog 318 Explanation in Geography
IDND 066 Global Society

Current Research and Teaching

Critique of Neo-Liberal Development Theory; Globalization, Global Governance Institutions; Economic Policy, Finance Capitalism and Crisis, Geography of power; Global political Ecology; Economic Policy in India; Global political ecology

Selected Publications

Recent Books

Global Political Ecology (edited with Paul Robbins and Michael Watts), London: Routledge 2010

India’s New Economic Policy (edited with Waquar Ahmed and Amitabh Kundu), London: Routledge 2010

Unholy Trinity: The IMF, World Bank and WTO (re-written and updated), London: Zed Press, 2009

Theories of Development: Arguments, Contentions, Alternatives, with Elaine Hartwick, New York: Guilford Press Third Edition 2015

Geography of Power: The Making of Global Economic Policy, London: Zed Press, 2007.

Unholy Trinity: The IMF, World Bank, and WTO, London: Zed Press, 2003.

Theories of Development (with Elaine Hartwick), Guilford, 1999, 2002.

Modern Geographical Thought, Blackwell, 1998.

Liberation Ecologies: Environment, Development, Social Movements (edited with Michael Watts), Routledge, 1996; second revised edition, 2004.

Global Capitalism: Theories of Societal Development, Routledge: 1991.

New Models in Geography: The Political Economy Approach (2 Volumes) (edited with Nigel Thrift), Unwin Hyman, 1989.

Recent Articles

"Contradictions of Finance Capitalism" Interview Against the Grain KPFA  C.S. Soong, Sep 11, 2012 repeated  best of 2012 program, Jan 1, 2013

"May Day Meanings" Against the Grain KPFA ( Pacifica) Radio. International Workers' Day Interview May 1, 2013.

"Comparative Policy Analysis: Introduction" Human Geography 6, 2 (2013): 1-10

"The Radicalization of Geography Treballs de la Societat Catalana de Geografia  Núm. 75 (2013) 185-194

"International Monetary Fund" in The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics (2 Vols) Ed Joel Krieger Oxford. 2013

"Power/Knowledge/Geography: Speculation at the End of History" in Knowledge and Power ed. Peter Meusburger Dordrecht: Springer 2014

"Inequality, crisis and austerity in finance capitalism" Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society (2011) 4(3): 383-399

"Contradictions of Finance Capitalism" Monthly Review 63 (2011): 18-32

“Marxism in the future of Nepal” Republica 2010-01-01. http://www.myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=13511

“Making Sense of Globalization” (with E. Hartwick and I Chatterjee), in A Compendium of Economic Geography, London: Sage. ed R Lee, A Leyshon, L McDowell and P. Sunley (2010).

“Ten Pages that Changed the World: Deconstructing Ricardo” Human Geography 2, 1: 81-95(www.hugeog.com)

“Global Governance”, “Development: Dependency” (with E Hartwick) and “Radical Geography” and “International Organisations” International Encyclopedia of Human Geography Oxford: Elsevier 2009

“Global Development and Finance Institutions” and “Development Governance” in P.A. O’Hara (ed), International Encyclopedia of Public Policy. Volume 2: Economic Policy, GPERU: Perth, 2009: 139-151 and 299-309. http://pohara.homestead.com/Encyclopedia/Volume-2.pdf

“Madness and Civilization: Global Financial Capitalism and the Anti-Poverty Discourse” Human Geography, 1, 1 (2008): 82-91 (www.hugeog.com)

"Deconstructing Free Trade: From Epistemic Communities to Ideological Communities in Struggle” Transactions Institute of British Geographers 32 (2007): 576-580

Review Article “Nepal's Geography of Underdevelopment” Monthly Review November 2007. 59, 6: 52-8

“Imaginarios de Desenvolvimento” in B. Mancano Fernandes, M. Inez Medeiros Marques and J. C. Suzuki, Geografia Agraria: Teoria e Poder Sao Paulo: Editora Expressao Popular 2007. pp. 19-37

"Neoliberalism and Nature: The Case of the WTO"(with E. Hartwick), Academy of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2003.

"Ideology, Discourse and the Geography of Hegemony: From Socialist to Neoliberal Development in Post-Apartheid South Africa" Antipode 2003. 34:54-84.

"Culture, Consumption and Experience in Global Capitalism" in Proceedings 23rd Annual Third World Conference 1998.

"The Cultural Construction of Economic Forms" in Roger Lee and Jane Wills, Geographies of Economies London: Arnold 1997.

"Social Theory, Postmodernism and the Critique of Development" in G.B. Benko and U. Strohmeyer (Eds) Space and Social Theory Blackwell, 1997.

"Re-Encountering Development as Discourse", New Political Economy (1997) 2, 2 341-347.

"Spatial Dialectics, Nietzschean Geography and the Politics of Difference" in G. Benko (Ed.) Espace et Postmodernite Paris: L'Harmatten 1997.

"The Postmodern Critique of Development" in Anpege: Lugar, Formacao, Socioespacial Mundo Sao Paulo. 1996 (in Portuguese).

"The Cultural Production of Economic Rationality in New England" 1996 NESTVAL Proceedings.

"Discursive Idealism in the ‘Landscape as Text' School" The Professional Geographer 1996.

"A Sign Taken for History: Daniel Shays Memorial in Petersham, Massachusetts" Annals, Association of American Geographers 86, 1 (1996), 21-43.

"Discourse, Text, Location Theory" Economic Geography 70, 3 (1994), 297-302.

"Mapas do Mundo no fim da Historia" ("Maps of the World at the End of History") in Milton Santos et.al. (Eds), O Novo Mapa do Mund Fim de Secula E Globalizacao Sao Paulo, Brazil: 1993, 46-65.

"Introduction: Development Theory and Environment in an Age of Market Triumphalism"(with Michael Watts), Economic Geography 69, 3 (1993), 227-253. Reprinted in Modern Classics in Regional Science, Regional Dynamics edited by Kingsley E. Haynes and Peter Nijkamp (Longon: Edward Elgar).

"La Dialectique Spatiale, la geographie Nietschenne, et les politiques de la difference" ("Spatial Dialectics, Nietzschean Geography and the Politics of Difference") in G. Benko (ed.) Geographie, Economie, Societe 3,2 (2001), 369-79.

"Poststructural Though Policing" (with Elaine Hartwick) Economic Geography, 78,1 (2002), 87-88.

"There is such a thing as Culture" Antipode 34,2 (2002).

"Les Regions de la Difference, Les Espaces de la nouveaute: Aspects Culturels de la Theorie de la Regulation" ("Regions of Difference, Spaces of the New: Cultural Aspects of Regulation Theory") Geographie, Economie, Societe 1 (1999), 7-24.

"Celebrating Thirty Years of Radical Geography" Environment and Planning A. Vol.27 (2000).

"Culture, Imaginary and Rationality in Regional Economic Development" Environment and Planning A Vol. 27 (2000), 1215-1234.

"Neoliberalism or Democratic Development?" Review of International Political Economy (2001), 329-343.

"Teaching Gobal Society" Radical Teacher 62 (2001), pp. 8-10.

"La Production Culturelle de Forms Economiques" in J-F Staszak et al (eds) Geographies Anglo-Saxonnes Paris: Belin (2001), pp. 90-204.

"Neoliberalism in South Africa" Globalization, the Third World State and Poverty Alleviation in the Twenty-First Century, ed B. Ikubolajeh Logan. London: Ashgate, June 2002.