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Raju J Das

Department of Geography

Associate Professor
Graduate Programme Director
 
Office: Ross Building, S411
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 22450
Emailrajudas@yorku.ca
 
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Raju Das teaches radical political economy, international development, state-society relations, and social struggles. He is on the editorial board of Science&Society (New York) and is also a member of its manuscript collective. As well, he is a member of the editorial board of Professional Geographer, and of Class, Race and Corporate Power, and a member of the editorial advisory board of Dialectical Anthropology.

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Research Interests

Economic development and its geographical unevenness; Conditions of the Working class; Poverty; Agrarian change, and (agro-) globalization, Developmental policies of the state; radical social movements; social capital (critique);, Theoretical work on class, the state, and capitalist development under imperialism; space-society relations; the notion of critique

All Publications

Monographs

Das, Raju J. 2014. A Contribution to the Critique of Contemporary Capitalism: Theoretical and International Perspectives, New York: Nova Science Publishers. ISBN: 978-1-63117-559-6 https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=48763&osCsid=61b26d9969e8e17cd886afdde6b789cc

Book Chapters

Das, R. and Bridi, R. 2013. “Globalization.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Geography. Ed. Barney Warf. New York: Oxford University Press.

Das, R. J. 2010. ‘Peasants’, in Barney Warf (ed). Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Sage, Thousand Oaks, California.

Das, R. J. 2010. ‘Radical Peasant Movements and Rural Distress in India: A Study of the Naxalite Movement’ in W. Ahmad, A. Kundu and R. Peet (eds). India’s New Economic Policy, Routledge, New York.

Das R. J. 2009. ‘Capital and Space’. In Kitchin R, Thrift N (eds) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Volume 1, pp. 375-381. Oxford: Elsevier.

Das R. J, Chilvers S. 2009. ‘Colonialism, Internal’. In Kitchin R, Thrift N (eds) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Volume 2, pp. 189-194. Oxford: Elsevier.

Das, R. J. 2006. ‘Marxist theories of the state’, in Steven Pressman ed. Alternative theories of the state, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp.64-90.

Das, R. J. 2004. ‘Green Revolution’, in Raymond Abruzzi ed. Guide to World Health and Nutrition, Macmillan, New York.

Das, R. J. 2000. ‘The Green Revolution in India: The Distributive Consequences’ in A. G. Noble, B. Thakur, A. Mukherji and F. Costa. eds., Geographic and Planning Research Themes for the New Millenium: Felicitations in Honor of Ashok K. Dutt, Vikas, New Delhi, pp. 213-225.

Journal Articles

Das, Raju J. 2014. 'Low-Wage Capitalism, Social Difference, and Nature-Dependent Production: A Study of the Conditions of Workers in Shrimp Aquaculture', Human Geography: A New Radical Journal, Vol 7(1):17-34.

Das, R. J. 2013. ‘Capitalism and Regime Change in the (Globalizing) World of Labour’, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 43:4, pp. 709-723

Das, Raju J. 2013. 'Agrarian Crisis as the Crisis of Small Property Ownership in Globalizing Capitalism', MRZINE, http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/ 2013/das 011013.html

Das, R. 2013. ‘The Relevance of Marxist Academics’, Class, Race and Corporate Power, Vol.1:1, Available at: http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/classracecorporatepower/vol1/iss1/11

Das, R. 2013. ‘The Relevance of Marxist Academics’, Class, Race and Corporate Power, Vol.1:1, Available at: http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/classracecorporatepower/vol1/iss1/11

Das, R. J. 2013. ‘Capitalism and Regime Change in the (Globalizing) World of Labour’, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 43:4, 709-723.

Das, R. J. 2012. ‘From labour geography to class geography: Reasserting the Marxist theory of Class, Human Geography: A New Radical Journal, 5(1), 19-35

Das, R. J. 2012. ‘Forms of Subsumption of labour under capital, class struggle and uneven development’, Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 44:2, 178-200

Das, R. J. 2012. ‘Dirty picture of neoliberalism’, Links: International Journal of Socialist Renewal [Australia]

Das, R. J. 2012. ‘Developmental Crisis and Dialectics of Protest Politics: Presenting the Absent and Absenting the Present’, Economic and Political Weekly, XLVII (6), 24-26

Das, R. J. 2012. ‘Thinking/writing theoretically’, Radical Notes, http://radicalnotes.com/journal, December

Das, R. J. 2012. ‘Why must social science be critical, and why must doing social science be difficult?’, Radical Notes, http://radicalnotes.com/journal, November.

Das, R. J. 2011. ‘The World is Facing a Triple Crisis: What is (not) to be done?’, Sanhati: Fighting Neoliberalism.

Das, R. J. 2010. Capitalism, class struggle and uneven development, Working paper series, Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur, India.

Das, R. J. 2009. ‘Class Relations, Material Conditions, and Spaces of Class Struggle in Rural India’, Human Geography: A New Radical Journal, 2:3, 52-74.

Das, R.J. 2009. ‘What’s the Left to do in India?’, Socialist Project Review, April-June, No. 26, 58-60.

Das, R. J. 2007c. ‘Looking, but Not Seeing: State and/as Class in Rural India’, Journal of Peasant Studies, 34: 3-4, pp. 408-440.

Das, R. J. 2007b. ‘Introduction: Peasant, state and class’, Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 34:3-4, pp. 351-370.

Das, R. J. 2007a. Edited. A special issue on Peasant, state and class, in Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 34: 3-4, July/October; pp. 351-666.

Das, R. J. 2006. ‘Putting social capital in its place’, Capital and Class, No. 92, pp.65-92.

Das, R. J. 2005. ‘Rural society, the state and social capital in Eastern India: A critical investigation’, Journal of Peasant Studies, vol. 32:1, pp.48-87.

Das, R. J. 2004. ‘Social capital and poverty of wage labourers: problems with the social capital theory’, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, vol. 29:1, pp. 27-45.

Das, R. J. 2002. ‘The Green Revolution and Poverty: A Theoretical and Empirical Examination of the Relation Between Technology and Society’, Geoforum, Vol. 33:1, pp. 55-72.

Das, R. J. 2001. ‘Class, Capitalism and Agrarian Transition: A Review and Critique of Some Recent Arguments’, Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol 29:1, pp. 155-174.

Das, R. J. 2001. ‘The Spatiality of Social Relations: An Indian Case-study’, The Journal of Rural Studies, Vol. 17:3, pp. 347-362.

Das, R. J. 2001. ‘The Political Economy of India (A Review Article)’, New Political Economy, Vol. 6:1, pp.103-117.

Das, R. J. 2000. ‘The State-Society Relation: The Case of an Anti-poverty Policy’, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Vol. 18:6, pp. 631-650.

Das, R. J. 1999. ‘The Spatiality of Class and State Power: The Case of Indian Land Reforms’, Environment and Planning A, Vol. 31:12, pp. 2103-2126.

Das, R. J. 1999. ‘Geographical Unevenness of India’s Green Revolution’, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 29:2, pp.167-186.

Klak, T. and Das, R. J. 1999. ‘The Underdevelopment of the Caribbean and Its Scholarship’, Latin American Research Review, Vol. 34:3, pp. 209-224.

Das, R. J. 1999. ‘Politicism and Idealism in State Theory’, Science and Society, Vol. 63:1, pp. 97-104.

Das, R. J. 1998. ‘The Social and Spatial Character of the Indian State’, Political Geography, Vol. 17:7, pp. 787-808.

Das, R. J. 1998. ‘The Green Revolution, Agrarian Productivity and Labor’, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Vol. 22:1, pp. 122-135.

Das, R. J. 1996. ‘State Theories: A Critical Analysis’, Science and Society, Vol. 60:1, pp.27-57.

Das, R. J. 1995. ‘Poverty and Agrarian Social Structure -- A Case-Study in Rural India’, Dialectical Anthropology, Vol. 20:2, pp. 169-92.

Das, R. J. and Dutt, A. K. 1993. ‘City-size Distribution and Primate City Characteristics in India - A Temporal Analysis’, Geo-Journal, Vol. 29:2, pp. 125-137

Conference Papers

2013. Invited panelist on a panel on ‘class struggle and legal scale’, Association of American Geographers conference, Los Angeles, April.

2013. Presented ‘Accumulation and economic class struggle’, Association of American Geographers conference, Los Angeles, April.

2012: Discussant on the Marxist theory of internal relations in a panel at the Internal relations symposium, York University (May 10).

2012: Presented: ‘Marx’s theory of accumulation, wages and economic class struggle’, Historical Materialism conference, York University.

2012: Presented: ‘The state, the poor, and just development’, Association of American Geographers conference, New York, February.

2011. ‘Appearance and content: A study of a political movement in India’, Association of American Geographers’ conference, Seattle, April.

2010. 'Working long hours for low wages: The Case of Aqua-laborers in Orissa, India’, Association of American Geographers’ conference, Washington D.C. (April)

2010. Invited Panelist on ‘Geography of Post Fordism – Theory of Class’ (with Jamie Peck, Richard Peet, Richard A. Walker, Neil Smith, David Featherstone), Association of American Geographers’ conference, Washington D.C. (April)

2009. ‘The Maoist Problem’, Invited to give a talk at a roundtable organized at the University of Texas, Austin (November).

2009. ‘Marx’s Capital, Capitalism, Class Struggle, and Uneven Development’, Department of Geography, York University, Toronto (September).

2008. ‘Social Solidarity and social development’, Invited paper presented to the Conference on Population Studies, Fakir Mohan University, , March.

2007. 'The class character of social capital’, Canadian Association for the study of International Development (CASID), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, June.

2005. ‘Towards a historical-geographical materialist framework for the understanding of The post-colonial Indian state’, a keynote address to the National Association of Geographers of India (NAGI), at the NAGI Annual conference, Bangalore, India, December.

2005: ‘Radical Social movements, Development, and the State: Investigating India’s Naxalite Movement’, the Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting, Denver.

2004: ‘State-society synergy’, the Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting, Philadelphia.

2002: Chief Guest at the Post Graduate Department of Sociology, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, Orissa, India, Silver Jubilee Celebration; Gave a talk on ‘Critical knowledge and intellectuals’, March 9.

2002: ‘Social capital of the working class’, the Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting, New Orleans.

2001: ‘The social capital theory of global development: A critique and reconstruction’, the Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting, New York.

2001: Invited panelist on ‘India in the global economy’, Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting, New York.

2000: ‘The state and poverty’, the 16th European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies, Edinburgh, September.

2000: ‘The state and poverty alleviation’, an invited lecture delivered at the Department of Economics, University of Dundee, November, 2000.

1998: ‘The state and rural change’, the Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting, Boston.

1997: ‘The political economy of the Indian state: Does India’s Integrated Rural Development program work?’, the Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting, Ft. Worth, 1997.

1996: ‘The green revolution, socio-spatial development, and the state’, the Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting, Charlotte.

1995: ‘The state and uneven development in India’, the Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting, Chicago.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2014 AP/GEOG4850 3.0  The state, civil society and spaces of development SEMR Course Website 


Raju Das teaches radical political economy, international development, state-society relations, and social struggles. He is on the editorial board of Science&Society (New York) and is also a member of its manuscript collective. As well, he is a member of the editorial board of Professional Geographer, and of Class, Race and Corporate Power, and a member of the editorial advisory board of Dialectical Anthropology.


Area of Specialization

Geography


Degrees

Ph.D. (Geography), The Ohio State University
M. A. (Urban Studies), University of Akron
Master of Philosophy (in Geography) (Part 1), University of Delhi
M. A. (Geography), University of Delhi
B. A. (Honors) (Geography), Utkal University

Professional Leadership

Membership In Professional Organizations

Member, Association of American Geographers Member, Editorial Board of Science&Society: A Journal of Marxist Thought and and Analysis also member of its manuscript collective. Member, Editorial Board of Class, Race and corporate power Member, Editorial Board of the Professional Geographer Member, Editorial Advisory Board of Dialectical Anthropology


Research Interests:

Economic development and its geographical unevenness; Conditions of the Working class; Poverty; Agrarian change, and (agro-) globalization, Developmental policies of the state; radical social movements; social capital (critique);, Theoretical work on class, the state, and capitalist development under imperialism; space-society relations; the notion of critique

All Publications

Monographs

Das, Raju J. 2014. A Contribution to the Critique of Contemporary Capitalism: Theoretical and International Perspectives, New York: Nova Science Publishers. ISBN: 978-1-63117-559-6 https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=48763&osCsid=61b26d9969e8e17cd886afdde6b789cc

Book Chapters

Das, R. and Bridi, R. 2013. “Globalization.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Geography. Ed. Barney Warf. New York: Oxford University Press.

Das, R. J. 2010. ‘Peasants’, in Barney Warf (ed). Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Sage, Thousand Oaks, California.

Das, R. J. 2010. ‘Radical Peasant Movements and Rural Distress in India: A Study of the Naxalite Movement’ in W. Ahmad, A. Kundu and R. Peet (eds). India’s New Economic Policy, Routledge, New York.

Das R. J. 2009. ‘Capital and Space’. In Kitchin R, Thrift N (eds) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Volume 1, pp. 375-381. Oxford: Elsevier.

Das R. J, Chilvers S. 2009. ‘Colonialism, Internal’. In Kitchin R, Thrift N (eds) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Volume 2, pp. 189-194. Oxford: Elsevier.

Das, R. J. 2006. ‘Marxist theories of the state’, in Steven Pressman ed. Alternative theories of the state, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp.64-90.

Das, R. J. 2004. ‘Green Revolution’, in Raymond Abruzzi ed. Guide to World Health and Nutrition, Macmillan, New York.

Das, R. J. 2000. ‘The Green Revolution in India: The Distributive Consequences’ in A. G. Noble, B. Thakur, A. Mukherji and F. Costa. eds., Geographic and Planning Research Themes for the New Millenium: Felicitations in Honor of Ashok K. Dutt, Vikas, New Delhi, pp. 213-225.

Journal Articles

Das, Raju J. 2014. 'Low-Wage Capitalism, Social Difference, and Nature-Dependent Production: A Study of the Conditions of Workers in Shrimp Aquaculture', Human Geography: A New Radical Journal, Vol 7(1):17-34.

Das, R. J. 2013. ‘Capitalism and Regime Change in the (Globalizing) World of Labour’, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 43:4, pp. 709-723

Das, Raju J. 2013. 'Agrarian Crisis as the Crisis of Small Property Ownership in Globalizing Capitalism', MRZINE, http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/ 2013/das 011013.html

Das, R. 2013. ‘The Relevance of Marxist Academics’, Class, Race and Corporate Power, Vol.1:1, Available at: http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/classracecorporatepower/vol1/iss1/11

Das, R. 2013. ‘The Relevance of Marxist Academics’, Class, Race and Corporate Power, Vol.1:1, Available at: http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/classracecorporatepower/vol1/iss1/11

Das, R. J. 2013. ‘Capitalism and Regime Change in the (Globalizing) World of Labour’, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 43:4, 709-723.

Das, R. J. 2012. ‘From labour geography to class geography: Reasserting the Marxist theory of Class, Human Geography: A New Radical Journal, 5(1), 19-35

Das, R. J. 2012. ‘Forms of Subsumption of labour under capital, class struggle and uneven development’, Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 44:2, 178-200

Das, R. J. 2012. ‘Dirty picture of neoliberalism’, Links: International Journal of Socialist Renewal [Australia]

Das, R. J. 2012. ‘Developmental Crisis and Dialectics of Protest Politics: Presenting the Absent and Absenting the Present’, Economic and Political Weekly, XLVII (6), 24-26

Das, R. J. 2012. ‘Thinking/writing theoretically’, Radical Notes, http://radicalnotes.com/journal, December

Das, R. J. 2012. ‘Why must social science be critical, and why must doing social science be difficult?’, Radical Notes, http://radicalnotes.com/journal, November.

Das, R. J. 2011. ‘The World is Facing a Triple Crisis: What is (not) to be done?’, Sanhati: Fighting Neoliberalism.

Das, R. J. 2010. Capitalism, class struggle and uneven development, Working paper series, Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur, India.

Das, R. J. 2009. ‘Class Relations, Material Conditions, and Spaces of Class Struggle in Rural India’, Human Geography: A New Radical Journal, 2:3, 52-74.

Das, R.J. 2009. ‘What’s the Left to do in India?’, Socialist Project Review, April-June, No. 26, 58-60.

Das, R. J. 2007c. ‘Looking, but Not Seeing: State and/as Class in Rural India’, Journal of Peasant Studies, 34: 3-4, pp. 408-440.

Das, R. J. 2007b. ‘Introduction: Peasant, state and class’, Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 34:3-4, pp. 351-370.

Das, R. J. 2007a. Edited. A special issue on Peasant, state and class, in Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 34: 3-4, July/October; pp. 351-666.

Das, R. J. 2006. ‘Putting social capital in its place’, Capital and Class, No. 92, pp.65-92.

Das, R. J. 2005. ‘Rural society, the state and social capital in Eastern India: A critical investigation’, Journal of Peasant Studies, vol. 32:1, pp.48-87.

Das, R. J. 2004. ‘Social capital and poverty of wage labourers: problems with the social capital theory’, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, vol. 29:1, pp. 27-45.

Das, R. J. 2002. ‘The Green Revolution and Poverty: A Theoretical and Empirical Examination of the Relation Between Technology and Society’, Geoforum, Vol. 33:1, pp. 55-72.

Das, R. J. 2001. ‘Class, Capitalism and Agrarian Transition: A Review and Critique of Some Recent Arguments’, Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol 29:1, pp. 155-174.

Das, R. J. 2001. ‘The Spatiality of Social Relations: An Indian Case-study’, The Journal of Rural Studies, Vol. 17:3, pp. 347-362.

Das, R. J. 2001. ‘The Political Economy of India (A Review Article)’, New Political Economy, Vol. 6:1, pp.103-117.

Das, R. J. 2000. ‘The State-Society Relation: The Case of an Anti-poverty Policy’, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Vol. 18:6, pp. 631-650.

Das, R. J. 1999. ‘The Spatiality of Class and State Power: The Case of Indian Land Reforms’, Environment and Planning A, Vol. 31:12, pp. 2103-2126.

Das, R. J. 1999. ‘Geographical Unevenness of India’s Green Revolution’, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 29:2, pp.167-186.

Klak, T. and Das, R. J. 1999. ‘The Underdevelopment of the Caribbean and Its Scholarship’, Latin American Research Review, Vol. 34:3, pp. 209-224.

Das, R. J. 1999. ‘Politicism and Idealism in State Theory’, Science and Society, Vol. 63:1, pp. 97-104.

Das, R. J. 1998. ‘The Social and Spatial Character of the Indian State’, Political Geography, Vol. 17:7, pp. 787-808.

Das, R. J. 1998. ‘The Green Revolution, Agrarian Productivity and Labor’, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Vol. 22:1, pp. 122-135.

Das, R. J. 1996. ‘State Theories: A Critical Analysis’, Science and Society, Vol. 60:1, pp.27-57.

Das, R. J. 1995. ‘Poverty and Agrarian Social Structure -- A Case-Study in Rural India’, Dialectical Anthropology, Vol. 20:2, pp. 169-92.

Das, R. J. and Dutt, A. K. 1993. ‘City-size Distribution and Primate City Characteristics in India - A Temporal Analysis’, Geo-Journal, Vol. 29:2, pp. 125-137

Conference Papers

2013. Invited panelist on a panel on ‘class struggle and legal scale’, Association of American Geographers conference, Los Angeles, April.

2013. Presented ‘Accumulation and economic class struggle’, Association of American Geographers conference, Los Angeles, April.

2012: Discussant on the Marxist theory of internal relations in a panel at the Internal relations symposium, York University (May 10).

2012: Presented: ‘Marx’s theory of accumulation, wages and economic class struggle’, Historical Materialism conference, York University.

2012: Presented: ‘The state, the poor, and just development’, Association of American Geographers conference, New York, February.

2011. ‘Appearance and content: A study of a political movement in India’, Association of American Geographers’ conference, Seattle, April.

2010. 'Working long hours for low wages: The Case of Aqua-laborers in Orissa, India’, Association of American Geographers’ conference, Washington D.C. (April)

2010. Invited Panelist on ‘Geography of Post Fordism – Theory of Class’ (with Jamie Peck, Richard Peet, Richard A. Walker, Neil Smith, David Featherstone), Association of American Geographers’ conference, Washington D.C. (April)

2009. ‘The Maoist Problem’, Invited to give a talk at a roundtable organized at the University of Texas, Austin (November).

2009. ‘Marx’s Capital, Capitalism, Class Struggle, and Uneven Development’, Department of Geography, York University, Toronto (September).

2008. ‘Social Solidarity and social development’, Invited paper presented to the Conference on Population Studies, Fakir Mohan University, , March.

2007. 'The class character of social capital’, Canadian Association for the study of International Development (CASID), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, June.

2005. ‘Towards a historical-geographical materialist framework for the understanding of The post-colonial Indian state’, a keynote address to the National Association of Geographers of India (NAGI), at the NAGI Annual conference, Bangalore, India, December.

2005: ‘Radical Social movements, Development, and the State: Investigating India’s Naxalite Movement’, the Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting, Denver.

2004: ‘State-society synergy’, the Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting, Philadelphia.

2002: Chief Guest at the Post Graduate Department of Sociology, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, Orissa, India, Silver Jubilee Celebration; Gave a talk on ‘Critical knowledge and intellectuals’, March 9.

2002: ‘Social capital of the working class’, the Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting, New Orleans.

2001: ‘The social capital theory of global development: A critique and reconstruction’, the Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting, New York.

2001: Invited panelist on ‘India in the global economy’, Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting, New York.

2000: ‘The state and poverty’, the 16th European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies, Edinburgh, September.

2000: ‘The state and poverty alleviation’, an invited lecture delivered at the Department of Economics, University of Dundee, November, 2000.

1998: ‘The state and rural change’, the Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting, Boston.

1997: ‘The political economy of the Indian state: Does India’s Integrated Rural Development program work?’, the Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting, Ft. Worth, 1997.

1996: ‘The green revolution, socio-spatial development, and the state’, the Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting, Charlotte.

1995: ‘The state and uneven development in India’, the Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting, Chicago.


Teaching:

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2014 AP/GEOG4850 3.0  The state, civil society and spaces of development SEMR Course Website