Richard Peet

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Professor Richard Peet "has a BSc (Economics) from the London School of Economics, an MA 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." [1] CV


  • Geography of Power: The Making of Global Economic Policy London: Zed Press, 2007.
  • Unholy Trinity: The IMF, World Bank, and WTO 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.

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  1. Richard Peet, Clark University, accessed March 18, 2009.