The World Association for Political Economy (WAPE), registered in Paris, is an international academic political economy organization founded by Marxist economists and related groups around the world. The mission of WAPE is to utilize modern Marxist economics to analyze and study the world economy, reveal its laws of development, and offer policies to promote economic and social progress on the national and global levels. The World Review of Political Economy (WRPE) , the journal of WAPE, is a quarterly, peer-reviewed title published with Pluto Journals since 2010.
As an international academic political economy organisation the World Association of Political Economy runs forums. The last fourteen WAPE forums were successively held in Shanghai (China), Shimane (Japan), Beijing (China), Paris (France), Suzhou (China), Amherst (USA), Mexico City (Mexico), Florianopolis (Brazil) and Hanoi (Vietnam), Johannesburg (South Africa), Patiala (India), Moscow (Russia), Berlin (Germany) and Winnipeg (Canada) annually between 2006 and 2019. Participants in past WAPE forums have come from over 50 countries across Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, and North and South America.
The 16th World Association for Political Economy (WAPE) Conference
The 16th annual conference of the World Association for Political Economy (WAPE) was hosted from 25- 27 September 2023 at Fuzho, China. The conference “Chinese Modernization and the prospects of world modernization” was attended in person by many delegates and also by other international participants.
World modernization has gone through three waves of development, and various modes of modernization emerged in these waves. Chinese modernization contains elements that are common to the modernization of other countries, but its most distinctive features shatter the myth that “modernization equals westernization,” while offering the humankind new paths to modernization. It inspires us to reflect on the problems of western capitalist modernization, helping developing countries find a suitable path for their own modernization, and remapping world modernization.
This forum’s aim was to generate both greater knowledge and new policy options for the better advance of Chinese modernization and world modernization. WAPE 2023 invited all contributions to enrich the perspective of modernization and expand the ground for further discussion. Here you can read the 16th WAPE Forum schedule.